Top Ten Tuesday: (First Ten) Books I Reviewed (Throwback to 2013)

Top Ten Tuesdays (TTT) is a weekly event now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's TTT is: (First Ten) Books I Reviewed.
I wanted to start out this post with talking a bit about my blogging history. I started reviewing books in 2013. Though I didn't join Owl Always Be Reading until early 2017, I thought it would be fun to do a throwback sort of post and talk about books that I reviewed in 2013.  I would love to know if you have read any of these, if we have any common first review books and if any of these bring back some memories!



My very first review was...

My rating: 5 stars
From my review:
"Let me start by saying how beautiful Tahereh Mafi writes. I haven't been touched by such wonderful writing in a while and I found myself wanting to keep devouring page after page of this book. I haven't read anything like this book in awhile, the premise was completely unique to me."


My rating: 2.5 stars (since lowered..)
From my review:
"The book has a cute story and the characters are fun to read about. At times it seemed to me that there were chunks of the story taken out; these parts were not crucial to the story but rather just bits and pieces that were missing from the story. It was an okay read."


My rating: 5 stars
From my review:
"This book is beautifully written and has a beautiful story. It will keep you hanging on until the very last sentence of the book and even then you'll be left with wanting more. I cannot wait for the next book- which is from Willem's point of view- I just HAVE to know what happens next!"


My rating: 5 stars
From my review:
"Let me just start by saying Wow! This book was so good! All I've heard about this book are rants and raves...well let me tell you why I am ranting and raving about this book...The action in this book is never ending with plot twists galore. This book will keep you up at night wanting to know what happens next and will keep you up after reading it, wondering what will happen next."

*Fun fact... this next book was the first book that I reviewed for a publisher. Up until this point, I just talked about books I borrowed from the library.

My rating: 4 stars.
From my review:
"This book, as said in the description is a thriller. It keeps you on edge page after page. Heath wrote this book wonderfully with the action pacing perfectly along with the twists and turns that occur along the way, there were parts where my mouth would drop open, like WTH just happened?!"


My rating: 5 stars
From my review:
"I am a huge fan of Sophie Kinsella's writing and those stories that fly out of her fingers. This is no exception...This book is one of those page turners in the sense that you can't turn the pages fast enough. This story was highly entertaining that has you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next. The plot twists and situations that Poppy gets herself into had me cringing and laughing (out loud!) at the same time. This book is tied with Can You Keep a Secret? for my favorite Sophie Kinsella novel. I highly recommend this book!"


My rating: 4 stars
From my review:
"I haven't heard a bad thing about this book so far, and you won't find a bad word here either. This book left me speechless and feeling so many different things that I simply couldn't compute, in a good way...This tale will ride by fast when you have to keep turning pages to satisfy the urge to know what happens next, but it's a story that will stick with you and characters that will nestle themselves into your heart."


My rating: 5 stars
From my review:
"I enjoyed the writing style of this book. I felt that it flowed as beautiful as the dress on the front cover. I loved the character development and while I wished there was a tad more world building, I didn't feel that those mysteries surrounding the rebellion took away from the story. I'm looking forward to reading The Elite and continuing with America on her journey!"


My rating: 5 stars
From my review:
"I am really glad I read this book when I did. It was the perfect summer read and I loved the uniqueness of the story and characters. I found myself having a crazy adventure through Kiri's antics that I didn't want to end. I was living and learning through Kiri and having fun doing it. This book was fun to read, it was entertaining, it was wild, it was crazy, and above all this book came alive for me and left me wanting more."


My rating: 3.5 stars
From my review:
"I love road trip books!! As it so happens, this book also adds in four characters that make the road trip that much better. I loved all the characters, the three boys and Rosie, together had fun adventures and brought out some fun bantering throughout their adventures. I love the people they meet along the way and I love the places they go...Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It is the perfect summer read. It's light, entertaining and fun to read. I would recommend this one, especially if you enjoy road trip books!"






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