Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (3)

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Brooke and the Bookish.

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is about the books you loved but never wrote a review for. It can include books you loved but couldn't manage to write a review for or ones you read before you started blogging.

Top Ten Books I Loved But Never Wrote A Review For
(in no particular order)

1) Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal: Even though this has to be one of my favorite books of '11, I couldn't bring myself to review it after I finished it. I didn't think I could possibly describe just how fabulous it is  in coherent thoughts. However, I'll say it now: read this book. It is epic.
2) Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys: This is another fantastic book. It's gritty yet beautifully written. It made me cry more times than I'd like to admit, but that still doesn't make me hesitant in the least to recommend it wholeheartedly.
3) Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner: Prior to reading this book, I head heart a lot of mixed thoughts about it...some people loved it while others hated it. I actually ended up enjoying it quite a bit. It's a bit unrealistic at points (How can anyone truly be as self centered as Carrie?) but it's still a witty and unique read!
4) We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han: I adore every sing book in the Summer series but this one has to be my absolute favorite. It was so, so, SO good, and the ending was perfect in way's I can't even begin to describe.
5) Graceling by Kristin Cashore: I adore this book, but when it came time to write a review for it after I finished it, I just couldn't bring myself to do so. It was just too good so to say. Plus, my thoughts basically consisted of a neverending repetition of "THIS BOOK IS AMAZING! THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!"
6) My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent: I kind of hate to put this book on the list, because while I did love it, I haven't read any of the sequels to it yet. I know, shame on me, but I'm planning to soon...hopefully. :)
7) Bloom by Elizabeth Scott: This is Elizabeth's first book but it's one of my favorites of hers, and that's not just because the main character's name is Lauren. It's actually really good, and while I didn't always support Lauren's decisions (especially ones involving Evan) but her and Evan were still such an adorable couple!
8) Just Listen by Sarah Dessen: Since I talked about my favorite Scott book, I had to include my favorite Dessen book as well. Seriously, this one is my favorite one by her. I've read it at least ten times, and every time it's like I'm reading it for the first time. If you haven't read this one? I so think you should!
9) I Know It's Over by C.K. Kelly Martin: I read this one a long time ago, tough I still remember really enjoying it. It's not the easiest of reads at times because of the subject matters but it has to be one of the best books I've read involving teen pregnancies.
10) Sweethearts by Sara Zarr: Sara is one of my favorite authors based on this book alone. It's so amazing that I can't even begin to describe its greatness, but I will say that the ending still kills me everytime I think about it. It's the definition of bittersweet to say the least.

What are some of your favorite books that you read but didn't review? Any of the ones I listed above? Or something different? Let me know in the comments, and be sure to join in on the fun at The Broke and the Bookish with your own Top Ten Tuesday list!


  1. I love My Soul to Take! That was such a great book! :)

  2. I can share your sentiments for Graceling ... sometimes the ones we love are the ones we find the hardest to write reviews for :-)

  3. Graceling...that book was truly something else. I don't think there are words to descride how magnificent that novel was!

  4. Interesting that you never reviewed OTHER WORDS FOR LOVE! I guess I never noticed, haha. I adored that book though too and writing a review for it was pretty difficult!

  5. Thanks for the nice comments on Carrie Pilby! Reading in a small town in the mountains sounds fun to me.

  6. I've only read three of these, but I did review two of them and have 4 of the others sitting in my TBR pile. Hopefully they make it onto my blog, but we'll see!

  7. Great books! I added Graceling to the list. Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner is one of my favourite books, loved it. ;)

  8. Between Shades of Grey is totally on my list too. I kept trying to write a review and giving up because I couldn't capture everything I wanted to say about such a heavy and moving book! And Just Listen is one of my favourite Dessens' too.

  9. I loved loved loved Other Words for Love!! Great pick! : )

  10. OTHER WORDS FOR LOVE, just according to the title, sounds immensely poetic. I like to call poetic books cross-genre, and cross-genre is wacky enough to keep me interested...AWESOME!

    PS: Please treat me by taking a chance on my Totally Top Ten Tuesday post. Thanks!

  11. I adored We'll Always Have Summer and Just Listen. I seriously need to read Graceling ASAP! Great list!


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