Top Ten Tuesday #24: (First Ten) Books I Reviewed


Hey guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl.  We knew instantly that we wanted to take part in this weekly meme because both of us love making list, so this is perfect!

This week’s (April 23rd, 2019) topic is: (First Ten) Books I Reviewed

Since there are two of us running this blog (Melanie and Mireille), we’re going to break these memes up between us and each pick five!


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It’s been awhile for me.  I started reviewing back in 2016, so I had to dig into my Goodreads and see what my first books reviewed were!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
I really liked this book and it was one of the first books that got me back into YA after years away from it.  I still haven’t continued on with the series but I have no idea why.
You can read my review on Goodreads HERE 

The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories) by Chris Colfer
Unfortunately, this book really didn’t do it for me.  I wanted to love it so bad but it was just felt really young, even for middle-grade.  You can read my review HERE.  

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
Huge Jenny fan, this book helped me feel not so alone when I was going through a depression.  It’s heartfelt, hilarious and completely odd and I loved it.  You can read my Goodreads review HERE.  

Asylum by Madeline Roux
Really fun, spooky YA novel with some cool creepy pictures through-out.  Sadly, the series kind of went downhill for me after this one.  You can read my mini Goodreads review HERE.

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
Another main YA series that got me back in the genre.  I picked this up on a whim one day because the covered looked cool and fell in love with it! You can read my Goodreads review HERE.

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Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff
How fitting that one of my first review ever was a Jay Kristoff book, lol. You can find it HERE.

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning
Loved this Ursula retelling, it was so unexpected as a story but so so good. You can read my review HERE.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I have no words to describe my emotions towards this book. It’s one of my top reads ever and was placed in my Holy Grail of books. Read it HERE.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Another of my all time favourite book. Who else is excited for Wayward Son? Read my review of Carry On HERE.

The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin
Such a great retelling of one of the most iconic king. Henry VIII was perfect for this modern era contemporary mystery. Click HERE to read my full review



37 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #24: (First Ten) Books I Reviewed

      1. I thought about scrolling back through my Amazon profile to get a true picture of my reviewing tastes and style changing but it took long enough to scroll down to last summer I lost the will to live about getting back to 2003 so I thought just make it about the blog as that’s what I want to focus on!

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    1. Complete coincidence for me. I actually had been reading mostly non-fiction (true crime and such) and some adult books for several years prior with a few YA and middle-grade mixed in here and there but when I finally came back to YA, I grabbed a few randomly at the bookstore (I hadn’t heard of any of them – I wasn’t part of the online YA community), so it was pure luck that I fell in love with most of the stuff. I wrote quite a few reviews back then about books I didn’t like as well. Great question though.

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  1. I listened to Six of Crows last month and I really liked it.

    I got The Lunar Chronicles on sale last year over Black Friday. I was going through my Kindle the other day and I realized that I have Sea Witch too… I must have gotten it on sale at some point. Still have to read both sometime!


  2. I agree with Riggs’ Miss Peregrine series. I haven’t read it til only recently but it definitely deserves the hype it got before. I haven’t read the other books you’ve featured here but most are on my TBR. ❤


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