TTT: First Ten Books I Reviewed

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April 23: First Ten Books I Reviewed

Have you read any of these? What did you think of them?

It’s so strange to read these back — some of my opinions have massively changed: either as I’ve read more books or listened to other bloggers more, or just due to time and reflection. My review style has definitely changed in the past couple of years too. These are shorter than I’d generally write now and I didn’t make the effort to provide trigger warnings, representation or purchase links.

How has your review style evolved?

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)

A Court of Thorns and Roses

Sarah J. Maas

Goodreads // Book Depository // Wordery

My Review

 

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Cinder

Marissa Meyer

Goodreads // Book Depository // Wordery

My Review

 

Splintered by A. G. Howard

Splintered

A. G. Howard

Goodreads // Book Depository // Wordery

My Review

 

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

City of Bones

Cassandra Clare

Goodreads // Wordery // Book Depository

My Review

 

Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer

The Time Paradox

Eoin Colfer

Goodreads // Book Depository // Wordery

My Review

 

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Nevernight

Jay Kristoff

Goodreads // Book Depository // Wordery

My Review

 

The Night Circus

The Night Circus

Erin Morgenstern

Goodreads // Book Depository // Wordery

My Review

 

They Mostly Come Out at Night (Yarnsworld, #1)

They Mostly Come Out At Night

Benedict Patrick

Goodreads // Book Depository

My Review

 

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Ruby Red

Kerstin Gier

Goodreads // Book Depository // Wordery

My Review

 

Carry On

Carry On

Rainbow Rowell

Goodreads // Book Depository // Wordery

My Review

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22 thoughts on “TTT: First Ten Books I Reviewed

  1. It is fun to see how review styles and reading tastes have changed, isn’t it?

    I have thought about adding trigger warnings, but decided against it for the most part. I think partly because I don’t always consider myself a good judge of triggers — I can be completely unaware of whether something is likely to be a trigger, or I can be over-triggered myself, all based on my mood. So at this point I will only include warnings for blatantly obvious things. Sometimes I want to go back and re-do my older reviews so that I can re-format my current ones, but I guess I can change up my reviews however I want whenever I want without re-doing the old ones, too.

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    1. Triggers are tricky. I tend to note things I thing might upset someone, but I have a pretty high tolerance for violence etc. so sometimes it slips past me. Plus, there’s no way we can cover every eventuality. Hopefully from a sample of reviews a reader can get a rough idea if it’s something they want to avoid. And, of course, I’m always happy to give more details if someone asks.

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      1. That’s a very good point! I have been trying to write in the review if there was something that I found problematic, but that’s not the same as adding an actual trigger warning. Still, hopefully it helps.

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  2. It’s so interesting to go back and read earlier reviews, isn’t it? I mostly focus on kids books now, but I was surprised looking back to see how many adult books I used to review – I was in a book club, so I reviewed all the books I had to read for that. Funny how things change over time!

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  3. I just realized that I almost reviewed Cinder for my first review but then I think I just never got around to finishing the draft and trashed it lol.

    I can’t remember when I started adding TWs and what representation is in books but I’m glad that I do now. I definitely enjoy seeing those things when I read other people’s reviews.

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  4. I’ve actually read a couple of these! I read ACOTAR this year and City of Bones last. I still have to read Cinder and the rest of The Lunar Chronicles though. They Mostly Come Out at Night has an interesting cover.

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    1. Carry On was such an odd one, cause it took me a while to get into it, but then I really enjoyed it! I don’t think I’d pick up the sequel though, I think Carry On was a fun spinoff but I feel like one book was enough. I haven’t actually read Fangirl though (still 😂) so I can’t say how well they work compared to each other.

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  5. I’ve heard SO many good things about “The Night Circus” on the booktube circuit, but don’t really know what it’s all about. Perhaps someday I’ll figure out what all the fuss is about and give it a chance. 🙂

    Thanks so much for the Finding Wonderland visit.

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