Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Books Too Good to Review Properly .
I definitely have plenty of these! Many of these are book group books or literary fiction books that impressed me in different ways or are so well-known and written about that I felt like I had nothing to add. And somehow the idea of reviewing a classic (other than by saying — wow, I read this! and I liked it!) seems a little beyond my scope!
In any case, below are ten books that I loved — but apparently had no words when it came to writing a review (other than just handing out 5 stars, of course).
- This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
- Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
- Stardust by Neil Gaiman
- Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
- The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
- Deerskin by Robin McKinley
- The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
What books made your list this week?
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20 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books Too Good to Review Properly ”
Ooh, Parable of the Sower is a great choice.
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-too-good-to-review-properly/
I think I may have read it before I started blogging, but I can’t imagine how I would possibly write a decent review. Although I haven’t managed to stop raving about it in all the years since, so maybe…
It is so true! How do you properly capture the charm of Anne of Green Gables in a review?
Exactly! I just couldn’t figure out how to explain why I loved it so much!
Great list! Sometimes I just can’t come up with the words to justify how fabulous a book is!
So true — it’s much easier to explain why I didn’t love something!
i just got a copy of Deerskin the other day.
I hope you enjoy! I read it several years ago, but I still remember how it made me feel.
Great list, you’ve definitely got books that are hard to review. I have a hard time reviewing classics. I loved Parable of the Sower.
Parable of the Sower is incredible, but I always have a hard time explaining why!
I don’t think I ever wrote a review of The Book Thief. Years later, I still don’t think I could write a proper review.
I think part of the issue with reviewing the Book Thief is that it’s about the reading experience and the feelings it provokes. Sure, we could describe the plot, but that doesn’t really convey its essence.
Sometimes it just feels impossible to say anything about the perfect book, right? The Book Thief was so good😁
Yes, for sure! Simply writing “I love this book!” over and over again doesn’t really feel like a review. 🙂
Such a great list! There’s absolutely nothing better then books that leave you literally speechless.
Hope you’re having a great day. Here’s the LINK to my post in case you want to check it out later. 🙂
Exactly! Books so amazing that there’s really not much to say!
Stardust is my favorite Neil Gaiman book. Happy reading. My TTT https://readwithstefani.com/books-too-good-to-review-properly/
It’s one of my favorites too! (Also The Graveyard Book)
So many great choices here! Great Expectations, Rebecca, The Book Thief, Anne of Green Gables. I rarely even try to review Classics, either. I still need to read This Tender Land, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and Deerskin, all of which are waiting on my shelf.
They’re all great — I hope you enjoy!!