Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish I Had Reviews for on My Blog

Top Ten TuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This meme is on hiatus until August 15th, but I’ve decided to do a few past topics while our hosts are on break. This week I’ve selected “Top Ten Books I’ve Loved But Never Wrote a Review For.” Now, I’m actually pretty good at reviewing books I’ve read since I started blogging, but there are so many book I read during my preblogging days that I wish I had reviews for on my blog. Yes, I could reread them, but sometimes it’s hard to find the time. Covers are linked to Goodreads.


1. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers I love this book. It’s my favorite in Robin LaFevers’s series His Fair Assassin about female assassins working out of a nunnery who serve Mortain, the god of Death. One day I will reread this and gush about everything I love about it.

2. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson – This is another one of my favorite fantasy series and I’m so sad that I don’t have reviews for any of the books on my blog. I’m thinking a reread is in order and then I could do a series mini-review afterward.

3. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier – This actually includes Juliet Marillier’s entire Sevenwaters series which I have such a special place in my heart for. I’d love to see more bloggers discover this author. Her writing is transporting.

4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling – I reread and reviewed the first four HP books for my blog, but stopped short of this one and would really like it if I could review all the HP books.

5. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness – There are so many series I love, but read before blogging and this is another one that really deserves reviews on my blog, so I can convince more of you to suffer alongside me.


6. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta – I have the entire Lumatere Chronicles series on my shelf, but have only read this first book. Still, it’s enough for me to recommend this not very well-known series and I ought to reread it and write a review.

7. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater – I’m sure most of you know of my undying love for The Raven Cycle but before that I fell in love with The Scorpio Races. Why is there no review on my blog?

8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – One of my favorite books of all time. If any book deserves a review on my blog, it’s this one. But will I ever be emotionally ready?

9. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund – This is one of my favorite Jane Austen retellings and though I haven’t picked it up in years, I remember it quite fondly.

10. Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken – This is my favorite Alexandra Bracken novel, but it doesn’t get a lot of attention because it was a debut and I just wish more bloggers would read it.

Have you read any of these novels? Which book do you wish you had reviewed on your blog? If you did a freebie Top Ten Tuesday this week, leave me a link, so I can visit!

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18 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish I Had Reviews for on My Blog

  1. YAY, this makes me so happy!! I’m a huge fan of the first 7 books/series on your list. Sevenwaters is one of my all-time favorite series, and I’ve been book-pushing it since middle school, haha. I have to admit, though, that I didn’t like Finnikin of the Rock very much. However, it’s one of my favorite series because I loved the second and third books SO MUCH. I really need to rearead the first book now that I’m hooked. I hope you get to finish the series soon!

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  2. I would concur that it is a shame that I don’t have blog reviews of some of my favorite YA books mostly because I read them before I was blogging or because, at the time, I was overwhelmed and just didn’t write one. I love Scorpio Races and Patrick Ness books. I can’t remember if I reviewed them or not. I will have to go back and look. I also want to read Rae Carson’s books. I’ve heard such good things about them. I know I did review The Book Thief because I read it several years after it was published. Good luck deciding if you should proceed or just yourself on the shoulder for all the wonderful reviews you do do and move forward.

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    1. There are so many preblogging books that deserve reviews on my blog, but like I said, it’s hard to find the time to reread them. I love Rae Carson’s Girl of Fire and Thorns, so I definitely recommend starting there with her novels. Thanks!


  3. The Book is one of my favourite books of all times. I don’t know if I can reread though but I did watch the movie lately. I love the idea of this post. I also have so many wonderful books which I read pre-blog 🙂

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