Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (02)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish featuring a new top ten list each week. Everyone can participate- head on over to their blog and sign up.

Today's Top Ten topic is 'Top Ten Books You Loved But Never Wrote A Review For.'

That's a tough one. A few of the books I'm going to mention will actually be posted up sometime in the near future (either this week or the week after), but I guess it still counts.

10. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch - The tagline for this book is very accurate: What if Harry Potter grew up and joined the fuzz? This book was hilarious and action-packed and so magical. I can't wait to read the second book in the series, Moon Over Soho.

9. A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly - A book about a 16 year old girl from 1906, who happens to be an aspiring writer. Fans of words and writing will find this to be an amazing read. I was left breathless for the most part.

8. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - I'm not usually into contemporary YA, and romance really isn't my cup of tea. But when I read this, I fell in love. Sure, it might be pretty cliched, but it's still so cute, and I couldn't stop grinning whenever Anna and Etienne were together.

7. Room by Emma Donoghue - I read this at the beginning of the year, and it still crosses my mind every so often. This book really hits you hard, and I loved that it was told from Jack's perspective, where everything is simple and innocent and beyond his comprehension.

6. the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger - This series is a lot of fun. I can't recommended it enough. Though the 4th and 5th books have ridiculously off-putting covers, I still love this series. I just wish there were more.

5. the Love by Numbers series by Sarah Maclean - This is the series that first got me interested in historical romance. It's funny, sexy, sigh-worthy. Read it, now.

4. Ash by Malinda Lo - I love fairytale retellings, and I thought that this was really well done. I don't agree with the romance (not because of the lesbianism, but because there just wasn't that spark), but the world and the magic was just amazing.

3. Boneshaker by Cherie Preist - Once again, I have to add Boneshaker. For the exact same reasons that I gave last Tuesday. I LOVE Boneshaker.

2. the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning - I've never been more surprised at a series. I came into it, not really expecting much, but by the end, I was salivating and wanting more. This is sexy, mysterious, addictive and kick-ass. And Barrons... Oh man, you will never encounter a man like Barrons. I wish he could just climb into my bed...

1.  the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins - I'm too scared to review this series, because I'm very analytical, and there's a lot to analyse in this series. I'd end up writing pages upon pages of essays about the politics, the themes, the character relationships, and why they all tangle together to create this masterpiece. It'll drive away all my followers, no doubt. Maybe one day, in the distant future...

What books have you loved but never reviewed yet? What do you think of the books I listed? Would you want to see a review from one or more of them? 
Feel free to leave your links in the comments. 


  1. I had Room on my list - I loved it but when I sat down to review it, it was so hard to make the words come for it!

  2. Great list of books! I actually read the Hunger Games series over the weekend and there are a lot of things going through my mind at the moment, but I'm not sure I should write it down either ;)
    I like your blog, new follower here.
    Nimue @ http://mybookishobsessions.blogspot.com/

  3. You're right about the covers of the latest Gail Carringer books...I just got Heartless from my sister and the first thing I thought was, "What happened to the cover??" For my money, the first cover is still the best, despite the sort of egregious posture of the model. Changeless is nice too.

    Still a great series, though.

  4. I'm the complete opposite when it comes to reviewing....I write too little!

    Hope you will stop by and take a look at my post for this week: Top Ten Books You Never Wrote a Review For. And don't forget to sign up for the Readerbuzz August Giveaway!

  5. The Hunger Games is amazing! I kinda hate steampunk, but The Parasol Protectorate has been one that I wanted to start.

    Rie @ Mission to Read

  6. i have anna and the french kiss on my list too. and i tried writing a review for it but i couldn't. it was just TOO good!!

    fantastic list!

    check out my top ten list this week.


  7. Don't be afraid to analyze THE HUNGER GAMES Trilogy-I always love a good critical analysis! And A GATHERING LIGHT (or A NORTHERN LIGHT, right?) is one of my favorite books as well.

    PS: Please treat me by taking a chance on my my Totally Top Ten Tuesday Post.Thanks!

  8. I really like all the books you posted and I've read. Namely: THG, Fever, Soulless, and Anna.

    I NEED to pick up A Gathering Light and Room.