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Monday, August 10, 2020

TTT: Books I loved but never reviewed

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I loved but never reviewed

 

1. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

I adored this audiobook, listening to all 32+ hours of it. I have no idea why I didn't review it. I still slap my head that I didn't. Is it too late?

2.  Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

I finished this book in June so I am still planning a review, but I'd better get to it soon or the story will fade in my memory.

3. New Kid by Jerry Craft

This Newbery Medal winner is such a good graphic novel. I loved it, yet never reviewed it. Read it anyway.

4. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

This lovely, short poetry volume is right up my alley yet I never reviewed it. I didn't review her first poetry book either. Sigh.

5. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

I made a 'rule' that I had to review all book club selections. I broke my own rule on this club selection and never reviewed it. Wonder why?

 6. Harry Potter book in the series

I love all seven of the books but I read them all before I started blogging and I never reviewed any of them.

7. This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

I am so angry that I never reviewed this book club selection because I met the author a year after I read it and couldn't look back on what my original thoughts were in real time.

-Anne

26 comments:

  1. You were probably busy or forgot. I don't think it's too late to write about your impressions of each book. I hadn't remembered that you listened to "The Goldfinch!" Oh, my!

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  2. It's never too late! I do that sometimes, forget to review a book or wait too long, and then I'm never sure if I remember enough t do it justice. :)

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  3. It's not really too late if you wanted to do something. Maybe not a full on review but you could do a post on what thinking about the book brings back to you now.

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    1. That is a good idea. I watched the terrible movie of the Goldfinch not long ago. I could do a book/movie comparison review.

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  4. It's not too late, I think. It might even be a more interesting review, sharing your thoughts after some time has passed. Often I reread reviews and drop a star or add a star.

    I write a review for everything I read just so I can look back and see what I thought later.

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    1. I've started writing short reviews on Goodread, not just marking what I've read, so that I can do just that---go back and read my thoughts written right after I finished a book. But I still want to publish reviews on my blog and they take quite a bit of time to write, so I don't write reviews for all my reads.

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  5. No, I don't think it's too late to review The Goldfinch.

    My TTT .

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  6. It's never too late! I sometimes re-read books if I really want to give them a proper review.

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  7. It's indeed never too late to post reviews! The only trick is remembering the details enough to write a review later on (for me that would be the trick anyway ;) )

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  8. I never reviewed any of the Harry Potter books either! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. A review of a HP book would seem so inadequate somehow. What I wish I'd done was record on paper, the reaction my children had to the books as they read them the first time.

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  9. Leaving Time was actually the first Jodi Picoult book I reviewed for my blog, it came out the same year I started! I never reviewed any of the Harry Potter books though, I read them long before I was a blogger, or had Goodreads.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2020/08/11/top-ten-tuesday-276/

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    1. I think I will work on my review of this book today. It is fading fast. Best get on it.

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  10. If I don't review a book right after reading it, I'm always afraid I'll forget something important and get things wrong.

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  11. I’m the same I never reviewed HP, I read it a long time before I started blogging, I might reread it one day!

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  12. I loved A Gentleman in Moscow...and actually reviewed it, too. But there are a lot more books that I didn't.

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  13. I loved, loved, loved New Kid by Jerry Craft.

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday list this week.

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  14. I read a bunch of Jodi Picoult books, but I don't think I've read that one. I should give it a try since you loved it. Nice list!

    My TTT.

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  15. I don't think I've ever reviewed the Harry Potter books! I wasn't blogging then and I don't even know if I had Goodreads then!

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  16. I read A Gentleman in Moscow and haven't reviewed it, but I did read it earlier in 2020, so there is still a chance that I will review it. I loved the book but could not define exactly why.

    I did read the 7th Harry Potter book since I started blogging and I thought I had reviewed it, but I did not.

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  17. Sometimes if I haven't reviewed a few books I put them together in one post and just do mini reviews, a paragraph or 2 on each. That way if I ever need to reflect back I often have enough there to jog my memory lol.

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  18. It's never to late to review a book :) Harry Potter is another series I haven't reviewed too.

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  19. It's never too late! I'm happy to see that someone else enjoyed The Goldfinch. I was starting to think I was alone in that. ;)

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  20. I'm the same with Harry Potter. I wrote really short, 1-paragraph summaries for a few of them when I first joined Goodreads, and I exploded roughly 7,000 words of unedited reactions/feelings to the final book on my blog, but I don't think there's any hope of me ever doing a standard "proper" review of that one or the rest of them. I know and will always know what they mean to me, but I can't translate that into words that make sense to other people.

    Good luck on any books you do decide to take a reviewing stab at -- in most cases I think even a couple of sentences are better than nothing and will be fun to look back at later/help you jog your memory. You might even keep them in a private file (unless you do this already?) if you're not ready to publish.

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  21. I loved the Goldfinch as well-I sort of reviewed it a few times, which is why I didn't include it on my list, but not a full formal review. Again, because I loved it so much, it's hard to fully articulate the emotional aspect of that!

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  22. Since I've starting blogging, I sometimes have the feeling that if I don't review a book, I haven't really read it. Strange, I know. I do feel that there are books I read before I was blogging that I should go back and review.

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