Top Ten Tuesday | Books I loved, but never reviewed


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!

This week’s theme is ‘Books I Loved but Never Reviewed’, which means my list this week is mostly made up of books I read before I started blogging!


Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger: I listened to the audiobook of this one, narrated by Moira Quirk, and while it was a really fun book and I liked it, it’s also the book I was in the middle of when my Grandma died so I never got around to reviewing it.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver: I loved this YA dystopian tale, but I read it when I was an undergrad student so I never got around to reviewing it.

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke; translated by Anthea Bell: I loved this whole series, but I read years and years ago. I might re-read it one day and actually review it, though.

Sabriel by Garth Nix: I read this book, and the others in the original trilogy, over a decade ago now, but this is another series I’m planning to re-read and will probably review when I do.

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie: I read this story about stories during my first year of university and loved it, but I wasn’t a blogger at that point in my life.


The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson: I had dipped my toes into the blogging world when I read this novel, but it was so unlike anything else I’d ever read that I didn’t know how to talk about it. To be honest, I still don’t know that I do.

Misery by Stephen King: I haven’t read much Stephen King, but I think this is the only novel of his I’ve read in full and enjoyed. I think this is another one I read while I was still an undergrad student.

The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin: I love this entire trilogy, but for whatever reason I never wrote reviews for the books. I think I was too in awe of them to know what to say, so one day I need to re-read the trilogy and review it then.

Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn: I loved this novel as a teenager! I read it so long ago, though, that I never reviewed it, and I no longer own my copy to re-read it because this book was such a good memory, but I don’t think I’d like it as much if I read it now.

The Unlikely Ones by Mary Brown: This is another book I don’t think I’d like as much if I re-read it, but it was exactly what I needed when I was a very stressed out undergrad student in need of an escape.

Which books made your list this week?

59 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Books I loved, but never reviewed

    1. Jess @ Jessticulates says:

      Thanks Lisa. πŸ™‚ I have to thank it in a lot of ways because I think I would have fallen into one hell of a reading slump if I hadn’t had it; I actually ended up listening to the audiobook and I loved the narration. I’m sure I’ll continue with the series one day.


  1. dinipandareads says:

    My list this week was also full of the books that I read before I started blogging and reviewing books and it’s made me realise just how many of my all time favourites are review-less because of that πŸ˜‚Love that Inkheart cover and that Haunting of Hill House cover is the creepiest one I’ve seen yet πŸ˜…

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  2. Rabeeah says:

    I’ve never thought about reviewing books I read years ago lol, like Inkheart or Sabriel (then again I’m not sure if I ever finished either of them!). There are too many books to read and review now it would be very difficult!!

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  3. jessicabookworm says:

    Ooo Jess, you have some great books on your list – I also loved Sabriel, Inkheart and The Haunting of Hill House, of which, it is only Sabriel I didn’t have chance to review! You’ve also reminded me of Gail Carriger’s books – I read one of her books but never got round to more! πŸ˜ƒ

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