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 downloaded it free on my Kindle.
Toby Robinson, twenty-two and broke, lands a job as deckhand on a Russian billionaire’s yacht. On his first night aboard he is framed for the murder of a guest. And that’s just the start of his problems. His attractive crewmate Julia seems to be the only one on his side – but can he trust her? With his mobile phone confiscated, armed only with a winning smile and a flair for mixing cocktails, can Toby foil the sinister international conspiracy that threatens to entangle him? It’s New Year’s Eve and something terrible will happen at midnight. Time is running out, and so are Toby’s options …
This is the first book I’ve read by Timothy Frost. His writing style is very easy to read. I thought The Abigail Affair had moments of brilliance, but towards the middle I began to lose interest, although it does pick up again towards the end. I think the trouble with this book is that it is so far-fetched. I know it’s fiction, but I like to believe in the characters, especially the main one, and for me, I didn’t ‘get’ Toby. However, I do think The Abigail Affair is a decent read. It’s easy to read and holds the reader’s curiosity enough to power through the book.
Would I recommend it?
One Moment, One Morning- Sarah Rayner