(First Ten) Books I Reviewed
I’m two days late with this post but I really liked the topic so I didn’t want to skip this one! I am going to be listing the first ten books I reviewed on this blog – I could have used Goodreads but it isn’t as easy to filter reviews so blog reviews it is…
1. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Not one of my better efforts but I suppose for a first review it isn’t too bad… okay, it’s not great either but what can you do? This is definitely a pretty poor review; it doesn’t really get much of my opinion across and it all feels a little lacklustre. Good job I got better…
2. Night Beach by Kirsty Eagar
This review is marginally better but still lacking something – it feels a little clinical maybe? Whatever it is, I definitely feel my reviewing skills have improved (even though I hardly ever post actual review anymore!)
3. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
Now this review is much better. Still pretty formal (I definitely hadn’t adopted the more easy style I tend to use for reviewing now) but definitely an improvement. Still kinda feels like I’m reviewing it for academia though haha!
4. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Okay, I backslid pretty hard with this one – I am the first to admit it! I have nothing against short and snappy reviews but this one may be short but it definitely doesn’t really delve into the novel much since I got a bit distracted talking about the BBC mini-series (and Richard Armitage *cough*) 😉
5. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
Now this review – I like! This is probably one of my better early reviews. It has its flaws for sure, but overall I am still pretty happy with it – which is a big thing for me since I am oftentimes overly critical of my own writing.
6. The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
I don’t much mind this review though it isn’t one of my best by a long stretch. It actually reminds me that I never got round to reading the second book in the series (even though I purchased it back in 2013 – yikes!)
7. How Beauty Met the Beast by Jax Garren
Not a great review but then again, it wasn’t the greatest of books either (which probably influenced my review). It wasn’t bad but I never felt compelled to continue the series.
8. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
This was one of my favourite reads in 2013 and it wasn’t a bad review I put together either! I’m actually quite happy re-reading this – I think it conveyed how much I enjoyed the book which is the main thing. 😉
9. The Voice by Jennifer Anne Davis
This was a surprisingly good book and it is definitely a surprisingly decent review as well! I’m actually still pretty happy with this looking back too (though it could use a little more flair?) Overall though, not a bad effort.
10. A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley
My second Cath Crowley book (though written before Graffiti Moon). I quite like my review – it is still a touch too formal for my liking but I think it got my points across fairly well.
Well, this post was as fun as I expected it to be! It’s quite amusing looking back at old reviews and ‘reviewing’ them in turn! I pretty much added these all on the same date though when I first started this blog – they were all my old reviews from Goodreads. Looking back, it probably would have made more sense to spread them out but ah well, you live – you learn. 😛