One-Word Reviews For My 2023 Reads (#2)

I’ve been debating how to manage my one-word reviews for this year! My original intent was to make it a monthly series where I review each of the books I’d read that month, but my initial post early in February already messed up that pattern a bit. I ended up reading only a total of 9 books in February and had already covered a few of them in my first post so it seemed a bit silly to post again for just 5 or 6 books. Instead, I decided to wait until I had read another 15 books since that was the number I’d reviewed the first time around — only to realize that I’d actually reviewed 16 last time since I threw in one extra to catch me up to what I had read up until that point. Luckily, reviewing the next 15 books again will catch me up with everything I have read so far since I’m currently almost finished with my 31st book of the year. I was very surprised to realize how much more difficult this batch of books was to sum up in just one word each! It’s very possible that I’ll come back to some of them again at some point in a Recent Reads or other topics, but if there are any specifically that you’d like me to discuss a little more, feel free to let me know! I’m almost wondering if it makes more sense to keep these reviews on a consistent basis of every 15 books instead of trying to squeeze them into each month, especially since the amount I read can vary quite a bit. As usual, I am listing the books below in the order that I read them.

1) Isn’t It Bromantic? by Lyssa Kay Adams

One-word review: Frustrating

2) The Last Wife by Karen Hamilton

One-word review: Slow

3) A Very Merry Bromance by Lyssa kay Adams

One-word review: Impressive

4) Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

One-word review: Adorable

5) This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay

One-word review: Snarky

6) Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury

One-word review: Creative

7) Blood Like Fate by Liselle Sambury

One-word review: Character-driven

8) The Writing Retreat by Julie Bartz

One-word review: Wild

9) The Killer Across the Table: Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Killers and Predators with the FBI’s Original Mindhunter by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker

One-word review: Fascinating

10) Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd

One-word review: Cute

11) Jessi’s Secret Language by Chan Chau

One-word review: Sweet

12) Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

One-word review: Unexpected

13) Beartown by Fredrik Backman (reread)

One-word review: Impactful

14) Toxic Positivity by Whitney Goodman

One-word review: Practical

15) What Lies in the Woods by Kate Alice Marshall

One-word review: Gripping


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