Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (1)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists over at The Broke and the Bookish. They'd love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would love to see your top ten lists!

Each week they will post a new top ten list that one of the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Top Ten Books You Loved But Never Wrote A Review For 
(either books you loved and couldn't bring yourself to write a review for or books that you read long before blogging...time to give them a shoutout!)

1. Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead - I just couldn't bring myself to write anything more than a bunch of babbling after reading the final VA novel. But what can I say, it was the last book ever (of Rose), and it was full of surprises.

2. Fire by Kristin Cashore - This book was pretty wicked awesome. So much so, I was barely coherent in the rambling "review" I wrote about how wicked awesome it was. That review will never see daylight. 

3. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen - This is, without a doubt, one of my absolute favorite novels. Mostly because of Wes. *swoons*

4. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling - It's nearly impossible to write an eloquent and original review of these books. They are far too magical, amazing, and impressive. 

5. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson - I think the main reason I have such a hard time with writing my thoughts on this novel is because it really is spectacular, but it's a subtle build up to spectacular. It's so hard to convey how truly touching this novel is from start to finish.

6. Delirium by Lauren Oliver - Simply breathtakingly gorgeous. Lauren Oliver definitely knows how to string together words and make them incredible. And love as a disease? Genius. 

7. The Host by Stephenie Meyer - While I'm not the biggest fan of the Twilight books, I really adored this book...I'm definitely going to have to reread this one to see if I still love it!

8. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien - This is definitely not YA, but still one of the best books I read back in high school. The narrative is so utterly brilliant and unique. I've never read another book quite like it. 

9. Jane by April Lindner - The best classic retelling ever. Seriously. Go read it. Rochester is a rock star

10. Devilish by Maureen Johnson - I. Love. This. Book. So much so, that if I ever wrote a review for it, it probably just consist of fangirly ramblings about how awesome a writer Maureen is, and how I think Maureen should be our world leader1. *bows down to Maureen Johnson* 


1 Just kidding. Mostly because Maureen Johnson might actually be crazy2. Or at least she seems crazy on Twitter
2 And for the one person (you know who you are) who took my joke seriously and decided to rudely spam the comments (now deleted) - it's an obvious joke (Maureen even has a variation of it in her twitter info), so relax. I do not think Maureen Johnson is crazy. Crazy awesome? Yes.  


  1. LOVE The Host.
    I could never review Harry Potter either.
    For me it seems the more I love the book, the harder it is to do anything more than gush.

  2. We have a couple in common! I never reviewed The Truth About Forever, Speak, or the Harry Potter series. All amazing books, but I read them before blogging. :) Great list!

  3. I am with you on your list. I am currently reading Along for the Ride by Dessen and I don't think it is her best. I must try your recommendation before I give up on her.

    My Head is Full of Books

  4. Ah yes, Harry Potter. I didn't put that on my list, but I'm almost positive I didn't review them. It's basically impossible to write a review for them, they're so good.

    ( My Top Ten )

  5. it's so hard to write a review when you really loved a book!!

  6. love this list! i totally understand about Harry Potter leaving you too speechless to write anything coherent about it :D

  7. Love Jane too and its one of my favorite modern retellings. Thinking about it now makes me want to reread it again.

  8. Def. the Host. I loved it, but I couldn't write a review for it. So, so good! :)

  9. I agree with most of these - I'd never be able to review the Harry Potter series (the books mean too much to me), and I loved The Truth About Forever - it was awesome! Great list :).

  10. I agree with a lot of the books you posted about!

  11. I read both of Kristin Cashore's books but I never reviewed them either. I love your list - you have me wanting Delirium all over again!

  12. Ooh, some awesome books on that list. While I read most of them, I don't think I did reviews on many of them, either! Strange...
    Mary @ BookSwarm

  13. Oh how I love Last Sacrifice, Fire, and the Harry Potter series...I haven't blogged on them either but they were great and worthy reads! I haven't read The Host yet but its on my must read list.
    Mindy @myhiddenbookshelf

  14. Hmmm, you just reminded me of a couple of reviews I should write and some I should read! I enjoyed Twilight but thought The Host was much better too.

  15. SPEAK is simply amazing. I can see why you'd have a hard time reviewing it!

  16. I must speak with Maureen, If the rumors are true she must be added to my list of Authors to meet before I kick the bucket.