Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday - Loved But Not Reviewed

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because they are particularly fond of lists over at The Broke and the Bookish. I'm sure they'd love to share your lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten list.

Top Five Books I Loved But Never Reviewed

Everything Is Illuminated - Foer - For the most part I've reviewed everything I've read since I started this blog. That mean's favorites that haven't been read in 2 years haven't gotten the attentiont hey have deserved. That is definitely the case with Everything is Illuminated. I read it my senior year of high school. It was one of the first books that really REALLY made me think, which in hindsight is kind of weird.

The History of Love - Krauss - Again, I haven't reread The History of Love since starting Loving books and that's the main reason for it's absents from my list. It's just such a fantastic book, guys. Go read it.

Catch 22 - Heller - Sometimes I have a hard time writing about classics. I get really worried that I'm going to say something too obvious or completely wrong or just plain stupid and then I panic about if for a few hours. That isn't healthy reviewing. It's not really healthy anything, really. I do really love Catch 22. I should probably reread it and give the review another shot.

Nine Stories - Salinger - I actually attempted a review of this, but please don't go looking for it. It's bad, guys. So bad. I'm not great with reviewing short story collections, but I love the Glass family and I love all of these stories.

Falling Angels -Chevalier - One of my favorite books of all time. I have a hard time writing coherently about it. For me it's the perfect blend of historical fiction and real emotions. Plus I love all of the characters and have tagged Lavinia as one of my favorite names.


kaye said...

interesting list, I liked Catch 22. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Once again, you've picked 5 of my all time favorite books. I also read all of these before I started blogging, but I recommend them constantly.

LBC said...

I like the list. I started Catch-22 for a class in college, but I couldn't finish it in the week we had to read it, and I just never came back to it. I would really like to read History of Love soon.

Come check out my list for the week at The Scarlet Letter.