Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the Broke and Bookish. This week's topic is Books I Never Wrote Reviews For
1-3. Sloppy Firsts, Second Helpings and Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty. I love this series and I’m nearing the end of it. I wanted to write a review for Sloppy Firsts, but how to sum up such a great book without spoilers was something that I wanted to give myself time to think about. I kept putting it off and putting it off until I just never wrote the review. Then since I didn’t review the first one, I never reviewed the other two.
4. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. This was the summer pick for my film adaptation book club. I didn’t hate the book, but I didn’t love it either; same with the film. One of my hesitations about writing a review for it was that everyone has or knows someone who has read this book. What could I really say about this book that hasn’t already been said.
5. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet. I really loved this book, but at just shy of 1000 pages of complete character driven plot, it’s a tough one. I really wanted to gush about this book but I didn’t want to include any spoilers because I would have been devastated if someone had ruined this book for me. There was a mini series made based on this book so maybe some people would have already known the premise, but part of the joy was how the plot unfolded and all the twists.
6. A Year In The Merde by Stephen Clark. My boyfriend loaned me a copy of this book shortly after we met. I didn’t have a book blog then and it would have never occurred to me to write reviews of books no matter how much I loved them. I did write a review for the sequel In The Merde For Love though.
7. Ethan Frome by Edith Wurton. This was another book club pick. I wasn’t all that thrilled with it but I’m not sure why. It was just kind of underwhelming.
8. Coraline by Neil Gaiman. I love this book but around the same time I read this book I was overwhelmed by other commitments. Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors so I’m sure that he’ll show up on this blog eventually. I love his twisted dark humor and he’s an amazing story teller. He does books like Burton does movies, whatever it is, I will love.
9. Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Bronte. I don’t exactly have positive feelings towards this book but I know that I lot of people do. I didn’t write a view because I just felt so uninspired by the content of the book.
10. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. This is perhaps one of my favorite books of all time. I would love to write a review of this one, but so much happens in the book, how to you convey the awesomeness that does it justice without spoilers?