Top Ten Tuesday: Books that were the most fun to review

Happy Tuesday!! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic asks us to shared the books we loved but never reviewed. Since I’ve reviewed most of the books I’ve loved over the years, I thought it would be fun to share my ten favorite reviews that I’ve written.


1. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. I’ve been a fan of John Green’s books and other projects since I was in middle school, so they hold a special nostalgic place in my heart. I loved writing this review because it felt so surreal to read a new John Green book when I was in college after loving my old favorite of his for years. {My review}

2. Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence. This book of letters to books inspired my current review style, which I absolutely adore. There’s something so cathartic about writing letters to books, especially when I form a more personal connection to them. {My review}

3. The Falconer by Dana Czapnik. On top of this book being a recommendation and gift from one of my best friends, I also ended up having an incredibly personal response to it once I started reading. Even if I didn’t feel comfortable sharing the specific details of my connection with this book in this review, it was nevertheless very cathartic to write. {My review}

4. Good Omens by Terry Prachett & Neil Gaiman. I took a different approach with this review and included a long list of bulleted thoughts because I had so many ideas racing around in my brain once I finished it. This book is wild, and deserved a bit of a chaotic review to do it justice! {My review}

5. The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald. Some reviews just seem to flow right onto my screen, and my review of The Bookshop was certainly one of those. This beautiful novel lent itself to a very cathartic review. {My review}

6. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. I read this book after a break-up and it was the perfect antidote to my conflicted feelings. Having the opportunity to express this connection felt like a sigh of relief. {My review}

7. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. This novel took me by surprise and captivated me in a way I hadn’t expected. Writing a review of this book helped me realize how much it resonated with me, as well as how much I love Ann Patchett’s writing. {My review}

8. Sourdough by Robin Sloan. This review was a blast to write–I had so much fun gushing about how unexpectedly fantastic Sourdough was. It’s always a great time writing about a new favorite! {My review}

9. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan. Writing this review flooded me with nostalgia for my own year abroad at Oxford. There were so many little moments in this novel that took me right back to those old cobblestone streets of my favorite city. {My review}

10. The Second Persephone Book of Short Stories by various authors. After so long of having this collection of short stories on my shelf, I loved being able to finally review it. This review also gave me an opportunity to chat about one of my favorite bookshops, Persephone Books. {My review}


I hope you’ve enjoyed this trip down my memory lane of book reviews!

Do you enjoy writing book reviews? Are there any books that you’ve especially enjoyed reviewing? What are your thoughts on the books that I’ve mentioned? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

30 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books that were the most fun to review”

  1. I need to read virtually all of the titles you mentioned here; some of them sound incredible!! Brb, going to my Goodreads to add a bunch to my TBR :’) This year, I had a lot of fun talking about A Separate Peace, A Ring of Endless Light, and most recently, East of Eden! This was such a fun post xx

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  2. Great list! I do enjoy writing book reviews but I find some so much easier than others. I find it easier to write reviews for books I either love or hate. I struggle when they’re just ok.

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