Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. You don’t have to do all ten. Instead you can do three, five, fifteen, whatever you want. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.
This week’s theme is (First Ten) Books I Reviewed. It was interesting looking back through my old reviews as my tastes have shifted since I first started blogging. I also noticed that I’ve had my Goodreads account far longer than I have been blogging but it doesn’t appear that I actually used it, only that it was open. Oh how times change!
- The Tale of Hawthorn House (The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter #4) by Susan Wittig Albert
- The Witch of Painted Sorrows (Daughter of La Lune #1) by M.J.Rose
- The Daughters of Palatine Hill by Phyllis T. Smith
All of the above books are ones I reviewed back in 2017 when Literary Weaponry first went live. While I don’t remember much about these books it was fun to look back at the reviews and see my past thoughts. I seemed to have loved all of these books (with the exception of Mozart’s Last Aria) which was also nice to be reminded of.
Lately, I’ve mainly been reading YA SFF of which none of these early books are. It makes me wonder, did my tastes change or did I alter my reading based on the community? Honestly, I don’t know. It would be nice to think that it was merely my tastes that changed and not an undercurrent of social pressure but since I still feel the draw of these stories I very much doubt that is the case. Maybe I will dig out some of these old books and reread them to see if my feelings remain the same. Might make for a fun project!