Today’s Topic: (First Ten) Books I Reviewed (These do not have to be formal reviews. A small sentence on a retailer site or Goodreads counts, too!
Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl
Sadly, I was never in the habit of doing book reviews before I started my blog two and a half years ago. Major apologies to all the authors I’ve been reading all these years. I still don’t do a lot of reviews on sites like Amazon and Goodreads, and when I do, they are generally brief.
But in preparing for today’s prompt I realized how much I enjoyed going back to read my thoughts on the books I first reviewed for my own site. Which means, I really want to get better at recording my thoughts on the books I read in the future.
Newton and Polly – I’ve always loved this author’s historicals and I really enjoyed her take on these real life figures.
In the Light of the Garden -I’ve always thought Heather Burch is an under rated author. I’ve read all of her contemporary/womens fiction and this is one of her best.
Princesses Behaving Badly – I do occasionally read (and review) non-fiction. This one was particularly interesting as each chapter focuses on mostly minor royalty from all around the world in different time periods.
The Lady and the Lionheart – This is still one of my top favorite books ever. It’s so tender and sweetly told.
Dead Reckoning – When I reviewed this I had read all of the author’s other books, but not this one, which was her debut. It’s not my favorite, but I still enjoyed it.
The Tox Files -Kendig is one of my must-read authors and this was the beginning of one of her best series yet. No one writes military action/romance/globetrotting stories like she does.
Love’s Shadow -This is another author I deem underrated. I love her time-slip romantic novels. This one was the second in her most recent series about triplet brothers with supernatural gifts.
The Ringmaster’s Wife -Cambron made the circus come alive to all my senses in this descriptive time-slip tale featuring the story of John and Mabel Ringling.
The Bird and the Sword – My very first Amy Harmon story, which was so good, I’ve been a loyal fan ever since. Part fantasy, part fairy tale ( which is not my usual genre), it is creative, unique and fascinating.
The Mutual Admiration Society -This was a random, unusual choice for me with an underage narrator voice and set in 1950’s Detroit. But I enjoyed it’s quirky, protective child heroine who tries to hold her family together after her father’s death.
Do you enjoy re-visiting your book reviews?
7 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday – First Ten Books I Reviewed”
I have not read or heard of any of these, which I kind of love. Princesses Behaving Badly, The Bird and the Sword, and The Mutual Admiration Society all sound terrific.
If you’ve never read an Amy Harmon book, (like The Bird and the Sword), you really must. She’s so talented.
Do you follow the Princesses Behaving Badly blog? I didn’t realize they’d published a book!
No! I didn’t know there was a blog. I’ll have to find it.
Oooh, Princesses Behaving Badly sounds right up my street, I’ve always enjoyed anything with a historical setting, and I do have a soft spot for nonfiction.
It’s such an interesting book and easy to read with brief chapters.
Princesses Behaving Badly sounds interesting. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.