Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together.
This week it’s all about the first reviews that we’ve written. I decided to go for my first ten reviews on my blog. Well, this was cringy experience for me! Ha! Here they are, with links going to the review!
- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry– Rachel Joyce
- Some Kind Of Fairy Tale– Graham Joyce
- In The Time Of Butterflies– Julia Alvarez
- The Abigail Affair– Timothy Frost
- One Moment, One Morning– Sarah Rayner
- The Other Daughter– Lisa Gardner
- The Song Of Achilles– Madeline Miller
- Specials– Scott Westerfeld
- Sense and Sensibility– Jane Austen
- Magic Under Glass– Jaclyn Dolamore
What were your first reviews? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a throwback. God knows I love a throwback! I thought I’d look back at my first ten book reviews today.
Click on the book image to get to the Goodreads page for the book! 🙂
Review 9- Entangled– Cat Clarke
Review 10- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland– Lewis Carroll (My first Kid-Lit post with my sister Beth!)
What did you do for your throwback post this week? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!
How did I get it?:
I bought it.
In Texas a serial killer is executed, taking to his grave the identity of his only child. In Boston a nine-year-old girl is abandoned in a hospital, then adopted by a wealthy young couple. Twenty years later, Melanie Stokes still considers herself lucky. Until …
Melanie had lost all memory of her life before the adoption, and now someone wants to give it back. Even if it includes the darkest nightmare the Stokes family ever faced: the murder of their first daughter in Texas. As Melanie pursues every lead, chases every shadow in the search for her real identity, two seemingly unrelated events from twenty years ago will come together in a dangerous explosion of truth. And with her very life at stake, Melanie will fear that the family she loves the most may be the people she should trust the least.
This is the first time that I’ve read a book by Lisa Gardner. From reading this, I would definitely check out some more of her work. The Other Daughter, if I’m honest, is a bit far-fetched. Lisa Gardner still had me gripped though. Her writing is easy to read and although the subject matter is not pleasant at all, it’s not too graphic. I thought that I had worked out the ending many times… but I hadn’t which was a good surprise. There were enough twists and turns to keep the reader’s attention.
I think the only issue I had (aside from it being far-fetched) was the characters. Some of them were well developed but I didn’t feel I connected with a lot of the characters which is a shame.
I still intend to read more of Lisa Gardner’s work and I would recommend this book.
Would I recommend it?:
The Song of Achilles- Madeline Miller