Top 10 Tuesdays: Books Too Good To Review Properly

I really had no idea how to conceptualize this week’s prompt since I don’t really write reviews anyway. I’ve always found reviews some of the hardest posts to write, mostly because of the risk of spoilers. I find it really hard to talk about what I liked or didn’t like about a book in any kind of meaningful way without mentioning specific details, but I also don’t want to risk spoiling the book for others. I think this is especially true for me because I read a lot of thrillers, where a lot tends to hinge on the plot twists, or fantasy series where people usually want to go in without knowing too much. The closest I come to reviews at this point is my Recent Reads series, where I offer some commentary on a few of the books that I read, generally within the past month or so and often based around some kind of theme. I’m realizing now that I actually had one more Recent Reads in mind for December/January about some of the Christmas-themed books that I’d read, but it got lost in all the end-of-year wrap-up and new year goal posts. When I think of books that are “too good to review properly” I tend to think of books that I loved but have a plot that’s more difficult to really explain, or books that have a huge twist to them. I also tend to think of books that had a huge emotional impact. Most of these are books that I’ve probably mentioned before, but they are all books that I love and I’d probably have a harder time doing justice in a 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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