Hi, guys! I’m finally joining in on another Top Ten Tuesday topic. It’s been a while since I participated in this meme without tweaking the topic so much it became something else entirely. This week, we’ll be talking about the Books I loved but never reviewed. I think this is a perfect way to shout out some of our favorite books that might have gone unnoticed.
Researching for this post made me realize that I write a lot of reviews! I thought coming up with 10 will be an easy task for today’s post. Oh, I was very wrong. 😅
Going through my trusty Goodreads shelf, I couldn’t even find ten books with 5-star ratings I didn’t review. At the end, I had 7 but decided to reduce it to 5, just because 5 is a much better number than 7 (in my opinion). And also because there were two books on this list that I still hope to write reviews for, even though it’s been over a year since I read them.
|5 BOOKS I LOVED BUT NEVER REVIEWED|
The Martian by Andy Weir
Whenever anyone asks me what my favorite Sci-Fi is, my answer is always «The Martian» by Andy Weir. I loved everything about it – the humor was on point, the survival skills were very interesting to read about and Mark Watney was such a great character to follow through these tragic events. Just talking about this book now makes me want to re-read it! Surprisingly, Andy Weir’s other book «Artemis» wasn’t as good. I still enjoyed it very much, but uuuh… I hated the main character!
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
This one is my favorite book of all time! No other story, no other character had me so completely attached to the pages of the book like Eleanor did. I actually don’t regret not reviewing this book. Yes, it’s great to have my thoughts on books all stored on my blog and I can pull them up and read them at any moment, but «Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine» holds a very special place in my heart and I’m content with not sharing my thoughts. I also try to avoid reading other’s reviews on this book. 😀
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Unlike the previous book, I was going to review «An American Marriage». I even have a draft of my review somewhere on my GDrive, but I never got around to finishing it. I’m almost certain that it’s more than 50% done and probably all I have left is edit a little bit and maybe add a few things. There is just so much to say about this one! It had commentary on many different subjects that I found fascinating. I should definitely finish this review at some point this year.
The Selection Series by Kiera Cass
I started this series during my Hong Kong trip, as something fun to do on a 13-hours-long plane trip. I have to be honest with you, guys, I loved it! 😀 I think I even read book 2 while I was in Hong Kong and struggling with jetlag at night. They were quick, fun, and easy, and I loved every second of it.
Windhaven by George R.R. Martin and Lisa Tuttle
The Hunger Games is my favorite TV show of all time, but my favorite George R.R. Martin’s book is actually «Windhaven»! I tried so many times to read the Song of Ice and Fire series. I read the first book twice and only got as far as 100smth pages of Book 2🤦♀️
«Windhaven» was a completely different experience. I read it very fast and loved everything about it. It’s such a unique standalone fantasy story, in my opinion, and it definitely deserves more love.
Another book I loved but haven’t reviewed yet is «The Kite Runner» by Khaled Hosseini. I read it in July for my “traveling through books” challenge and I had all the intentions to write a review for it, especially because it’s part of my “15 before 30 books” challenge, but it’s such a heartwrenching and important story that I just kind find the right words to do it justice.
FUN FACT: I recently found my TTT post from June 2019 where I talked about books in my favorite genres that I wasn’t interested in. And, surprise surprise, THREE of the books from that list I already read this year – one of them being «The Kite Runner»! And another book I included this year in my “5-star predictions post”!
Do you always review your favorite books? Or do you find it difficult sometimes to review books you really loved?