Top Ten Tuesday : Books Too Good to Review Properly


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

Books Too Good to Review Properly

I like this prompt although when I first started making a list I felt like it was turning into a ‘best of’ list so instead I’ve looked back across a few years. I was actually trying to find those reviews where I actually say something along the lines of ‘I don’t think I can do this book justice in a review’ and I think I have found four or five reviews that say something similar.  Plus a couple of reviews where I apologise for gushing profusely because I loved the book so much. Anyway, here are ten excellent books:

  1. The Ladies of the Secret Service by Constance Sayers
  2. The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne
  3. Come With Me by Ronald Malfi
  4. The Memory Wood by Sam Lloyd
  5. The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky
  6. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow
  7. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
  8. The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell
  9. Skullsworn by Brian Staveley
  10. Sea of Rust by C Robert Cargill


3 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday : Books Too Good to Review Properly”

  1. Raina Nightingale

    I ought to do this one before Tuesday is properly over ALL OVER THE WORLD! Some books are good and can be reviewed okay. Some books are good and it feels like the review does injustice!

  2. WordsAndPeace

    Alas, I haven’t read any of these. Usually when I don’t write a review it’s because I don’t have time, and then it was too late and I didn’t remember enough. So I didn’t participate this week.
    Though since the beginning of this year, I have managed to write at least a short review (in my weekly Sunday post) on all the 21 books I have read so far.

  3. Tammy

    I have some books like this too, where I felt anything I said would be unworthy, lol.

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