Top Ten Tuesday : One Word Reviews, #WyrdAndWonder


TTTTop 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:

One-Word Reviews for the Last Ten Books I Read

For the past few weeks my reading has been reduced due to all sorts of events and also I predominantly focused on my finalists for the SPFBO competition (which has been a thrilling race that I will be writing a roundup post for soon).  For the purposes of this week’s theme I’ve used the winner of the SPFBO together with nine other recent review books and in the spirit of Wyrd & Wonder I’ve mostly used fantasy books (although the Paris Apartment is more thriller).

The Hunger of the Gods by John Gwynne – Brilliant


Reign and Ruin by JD Evans (SPFBO Winner) – Romantasy


Insomnia by Sarah Pinborough – Compelling


The City of Dusk by Tara Sim – Mixed


Last Exit by Max Gladstone – Mind-bending


Sundial by Catriona Ward – Unputdownable


Gallant by VE Schwab – Unexpected


The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley – Twisted


The Hemlock Cure by Joanne Burn – Interesting

The hemlock

The Justice of Kings by Richard Swan – Gripping


It’s a lot more difficult than I thought giving a one word review.  I may have cheated slightly by including some hyphenated words.

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7 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday : One Word Reviews, #WyrdAndWonder”

  1. PerfectlyTolerable

    1) I love the cover of Reign and Ruin and 2) I thought “Romantasy” was a made up word but I googled it and learned its a mix between romance and fantasy which makes it even better that I originally thought and 3) its the SPFBO Winner?!?!! So 4) I need to read this!!

  2. pagesandtea

    Romantasy is definitely a word I might have to borrow at some point 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Good to know that the new novel from Sarah Pinborough is *compelling*!!! 🙂

  4. Tammy

    This does seem like a tough exercise but I think you did great😁

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I think you were straight to the point 😀

  6. Annemieke

    Ah The Hunger of the Gods. I really hope I can start it this week 😀

  7. jessicabookworm

    Well done, Lynn – One word reviews are hard so I think hyphenated words are perfectly acceptable. I particularly like ‘romantasy’! 😁

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