Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books I Enjoyed but Never Reviewed

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish featuring a new top ten list each week. Everyone can participate- head on over to their blog and sign up.

This week’s topic is Top 10 Books you loved but never reviewed, or that you read long before you began reviewing books. I try to review all the books I read, but sometimes don’t feel that my review can do a book justice or that I have anything to say that hasn’t already been said. When I have a strong emotional reaction to a book, both positive and negative, I have trouble getting my thoughts down.

The following list includes books that I’ve read and enjoyed over the last couple years and want to shine a spotlight on, even though I never reviewed them. In no particular order:

1. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins – I loved all three books and have both read and listened to them in audio format but for some reason never wrote a review for any of them. Though most everyone has read this series by now, I have to say it holds up well through re-reads. I always discover something new.

2. The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater – Shiver was one of my favorites and I’ve recommended it a ton, but never reviewed it. I liked Linger also, and haven’t even read Forever yet. Maybe I’ll review that one.

3. If I Stay by Gayle Forman – Another book I adored and in fact it’s one of my all time favorites. I did review the follow up Where She Went though. A great, emotional read.

4. The Study series by Maria V. Snyder – I was surprised to see I did not review these, because I reviewed her other Glass series. It’s a lovely fantasy series with wonderful characters.

5. Sea by Heidi R. Kling – A sweet and emotional contemporary and romantic read that deals with the aftermath of the tsunami in Indonesia. I liked the book but just had trouble getting the words down.

6. Graceling by Kristin Cashore – One of my favorite fantasy series books. I read this before I was writing reviews, but I wrote a review for the companion book Fire. Can’t wait to read Bitterblue next year.

7. The first 3 books in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare – I enjoyed all of these books and even wrote a review of book 4 City of Fallen Angels. I think because I started the series kind of late I felt that I did not have anything more to add to what had already been said.

8. The first 2 books in the Summer series trilogy by Jenny Han – I came into the series late and only reviewed the last book in the trilogy. All of the books are very enjoyable and above average contemporary romances. Definitely recommend for those that enjoy a good love triangle.

9. The first 2 books in the Dream Catcher series trilogy by Lisa McMann – One of the first paranormal series I read. The writing style is very distinctive with a gritty and unique voice.

10. All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab – I liked this book and thought it was well written and suspenseful. It’s a good YA murder mystery and I found it refreshingly different.

What books are on your list? Why do you decide not to review a book?

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19 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books I Enjoyed but Never Reviewed

  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    If I Stay is a book that gets lots of raves from bloggers. I need to find a copy of that one!

    Hope you will stop by and take a look at my post for this week: Top Ten Books You Never Wrote a Review For. And don’t forget to sign up for the Readerbuzz August Giveaway!

    1. You won’t regret reading If I Stay! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. rieconley says:

    I just read Graceling and OMG it was so freaking amazing. I can’t believe it took this long for me to read it!

    1. Glad you enjoyed Graceling! I love that series.

  3. chelleyreads says:

    i feel like the only person on the blogging community who haven’t read the mortal instrument series yet. i agree with you on graceling. i wrote a review of it but i was never satisfied with what i wrote. that book is just TOO awesome.

    fantastic list!

    check out my top ten list this week.

    -Michelle

    1. BabyBird says:

      LOL I haven’t either! Well, I’ve only read the first one – not the whole series yet.

    2. Yup, Graceling is a hard one to review. Hope you check out The Mortal Instruments series sometime. It is addicting, and the books are fast reads.

  4. Sash and Em says:

    We didn’t review the first three in the TMI series either! Bc we didn’t have a blog at the time!

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    1. That makes sense! Same for me with The Twilight Saga, which I forgot about when making this list.

  5. BabyBird says:

    Ooh, The Hunger Games is a good one!

    1. I wouldn’t know where to begin to review The Hunger Games!

  6. It’s funny how some of the more popular books we read we tend not to review. I guess it makes sense when a lot of people already know about them and there’s not much original to be said.

    ( My Top Ten )

    1. I agree with you there, Ashley.

  7. I have the first book in the Study series, I keep hearing good things about it and the Glass series, just haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. I think it’s hard to review books that have exploded in popularity because it’s difficult to find something to say that stands out! I know I struggled with that for some of the books on my list.

    1. I love the way Maria V. Snyder writes. Hope you will check out Poison Study sometime. I agree that is hard to write about popular books, such as Room from your list. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Kelsey W. says:

    I loved the Hunger Games and the Mortal Instruments series, would definitely re-read them again sometime. Also the shiver-forever series, very cute story! I’ll need to have a look for those other ones though.

    1. I wouldn’t mind re-reading The Mortal Instruments sometime. Glad it holds up for you.

  9. I never wrote reviews for The Hunger Games trilogy nor Kristin Cashore’s books, though I loved them all. Great list, Lucy 🙂

    1. Some popular books are just difficult to review aren’t they? Thanks for stopping by!

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