TTT | Books I Don’t Know How To Review

Top Ten Tuesday was created by
The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

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This week’s theme is “ten books too good to review properly”. I don’t know about “too good to review properly”, but here are ten books that I waited too long to review and now don’t know what to say. They’re all books I enjoyed! Some of them are too good to review properly, like The Passing Playbook–or rather, I loved it, but I’m not the #ownvoices demographic that the book is speaking to, so I don’t know how to convey how much I liked it without speaking for them. 

If I wait too long to decide how I feel about a book, I’ll often forget enough details to be able to review it properly. I hate when I do that, because there are so many books that I would love to share my thoughts on–if only I wasn’t too lazy to review them right away!

  1. The Guncle
  2. The Passing Playbook
  3. The Golden Couple
  4. The Lion’s Den
  5. A Solitude of Wolverines
  6. A Blizzard of Polar Bears
  7. The Wedding Date
  8. Not A Happy Family
  9. Hostage
  10. Survive The Night

Have you read any of these? What are your thoughts?

My other issue is that I’ll forget the details of a book and read Goodreads review to try to jog my memory, but end up being influenced by the reviews I read…to the point that I’m no longer sure if my thoughts are my own opinions, or just something I read!

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  1. On today’s topic I sometimes can’t think how I want to write a review and then I procrastinate until I lose all initiative to write it. Years later I am disappointed when I go searching for that review I never wrote. Sigh. My TTT

  2. I feel like if I don’t write my thoughts down as soon as I’m finished, I lose the opportunity to write a proper review. I’m trying to get in the habit of taking notes as I go because the last few years I hardly reviewed anything.

  3. Books can be so hard to review sometimes, especially when I wait too long, like you said, or when they’re aimed at a demographic and I don’t feel able to really speak to that. So yes. I am super curious about Blizzard of Polar bears and Riley Sager too!

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