I got so many ideas from that past topics spreadsheet, I might not wait for another throwback or freebie week to make another top ten list!
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday , we’re listing down the Ten Books I Loved But Never Wrote A Review For.
If you follow me on Goodreads (please do if you haven’t already), you know that I do finish reading books but I don’t review them right away. Or at all. If I’m a mood reader, I’m an even moodier reviewer. I rate as soon as I turn that last page over but as for penning reviews, I either word vomit immediately or I sit down and think about it. I don’t always take notes but there are times when I’m in the perfect mood for it.
But more often than not, I don’t review books that I love. I can’t review my Favorites without being biased. You can see that in my reviews of Golden Son and Morning Star by Pierce Brown. And I actually made notes while reading these books, writing reviews for them as soon as I finished them. And still, I was raving and gushing. But that doesn’t mean I love writing bad reviews. 😉
Heck, I’m just a lazy reviewer in general. If I could fill this blog with tags and memes, I’d do that but variety is the spice of life. I will try to not make this list a mini-review extravaganza but I can’t make any promises. I love all these books and I can talk them to the ground if someone would let me. And who knows, maybe someday I’ll write a full review on them.
- Confessions by Kanae Minato. How many times has this title been #1 on my list? Enough to let you know that this is an absolute favorite. From the moment I read the blurb to the final word on the page, winner! I cannot recommend this enough.
- Lexicon by Max Barry. This was one of the first recommendations I got from the booktube community. I remember Rincey Reads getting this from a book subscription service and for some reason, it stuck with me without knowing anything about it. Years later, I bought a physical copy and is in the running for a reread.
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I figured if I were to review this, I will be filling it with so many nerd references that it’s not going to make sense to the average reader. I connected with this book so much; it spoke to all the nerdy parts of me. If you like video games, anime, Japanese culture, sci-fi, and all that goodness, read this. You will thank me later.
- Parasitology and Symbiont by Mira Grant. I’ve yet to read the final book, Chimera, but I have it and will get to it before the year ends. I picked up the first book purely out of free shipping necessity and frankly, it was the best book in that haul. Now, I’m obsessed with this trilogy. I want my own Nathan Kim. I might review this whole series instead of per book.
- Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry. This was originally a cover-buy. I now own four books in this series, the 5th one is a collection of stories so I’m sort of not counting it as part of the series proper. Man, I should’ve marathoned this series when I started it. Now, I have to figure out when to read the rest in between other books. If you like The Walking Dead, this one is for you.
- The Last American Vampire by Seth Grahame-Smith. I reviewed the first book, I liked it. I read this one when it came out and loved it even more. I fully meant to write a full review but I got lazy. That’s the story with a lot of these.
- A Darker Shade of Magic and Vicious by VE Schwab. I decided to put them together because they’re by the same author and I have pretty much the same reasons for not reviewing them. I was speechless at how inventive, imaginative, and engaging these books were. The world-building and language… stunning. After reading these two, I went on a hunt for Miss Schwab’s other book. I could put This Savage Song here as well but I… don’t know. I don’t love that as much as I love these two books.
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I’ve read until half of the 5th book. Obviously, books 2-4 are on this list too. I feel that in order to review those, I have to set a foundation, something to continue, something to compare them to. I don’t think I’ll ever put down in words my feelings for Outlander. It was such an eye-opener when I read it, totally worth the time and effort.
- Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books. There’s so many and as much as I love them, they will eventually look the same after a couple of books. But I love them nonetheless. I am in the quest of not only collecting all of them but also reading them in order. I have my favorites but no, I won’t be reviewing them any time soon. I have one though, The Ringmaster’s Secret. That made the exception because it’s one of my all-time faves and if you read the review, it’s not really about the book itself. It’s more of a general overview for every Nancy Drew book.
- My all-time favorites: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Generation Kill by Evan Wright, and The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. You can’t make me. The fact that I don’t get tired rereading them year after year is proof enough that they’re awesome reads and I love them. You can’t make me write about them.
As mentioned above, apart from #10, I might eventually find the time, energy, and inspiration to write a full review for these books. On the reread maybe? I have good memory. *wink*