Top Ten Tuesday: My first ten blog reviews.
I started blogging in July 2009. At that time I was a high school librarian. My goal was to write short reviews of good books for my students to read. The reviews were so short they hardly count as reviews and I am still not sure if my students ever went to my blog to read them.
1. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
My very first book review on this blog. It is such a good book, too. A modern retelling of 1984 where Big Brother ruled. YA. From July 2009.
2. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
This book made a big impression on me. I listened to it with my husband. He liked it and I was horrified by it. I came to understand the difference between genders and their book choices. Adult. July 2009.
I ordered this book for reluctant readers but I don't think any of them ever checked it out. I really grappled with how to write the review since I didn't like the book. YA Nonfiction. July 2009.
4. Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
After Twilight there were many spin-off vampire tails. This is one of them and the first book in a multi-book series. YA. July 2009.
5. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
This is a must-read book about the horrors of war. I have thought about this book many times since I read it and reviewed it in July 2009. Adult.
6. Tamar: A Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal by Mal Peet
A WWII story set in The Netherlands. I liked this book and learned a lot. YA. July 2009.
7. Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
This was a very popular short little novel which started with a question. "Will you be my boyfriend for five minutes?" YA. July 2009.
8. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
I love this book set in Washington State and narrated by the dog, Enzo. It is fun to think back ten years ago to what I was reading then. Adult. July 2009.
9. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
I finally read this classic book and loved it. My review has been viewed hundred of times, too. Classic. August 2009.
10. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
I really liked the first book in this series, The Great and Terrible Beauty, and enjoyed this second book but I never read the third, final book in the series. YA. August 2009.