The First 10 Books I Reviewed

Back in the olden days of 2014 (remember 2014? Obama was president. It was a magical time), I started a little book blog on Blogger to share my bookish thoughts with the world. Well, realistically two people – and one of those people was my mom. I posted quite a few reviews of different books and looking back on them was a lot of fun. I know I don’t do that many reviews on my current blog – which is something I should remedy because I had a lot of fun reading through my old ones. Anyways, below are the first ten books I reviewed on my old book blog:

1. Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch

midnight riot

Review snippet: The main character is Peter Grant, a sarcastic, whip-smart police constable who discovers magic is real and starts training to be a wizard. Peter is so incredibly believable that sometimes I have to remind myself that he’s not a real person. 

Full review here

2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

fault in our stars

Review snippet: This is a famous tearjerker of a novel and while I personally was immune to having my tears jerked, it definitely made me feel some deep feels.

Full review here

3. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin Abbott


Review snippet: This book is not necessarily only for the mathematically inclined. I understood most of it (thanks to some helpful diagrams) although I will admit a few passages towards the end went right over my head.

Full review here

4. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

cruel beauty

Review snippet: I was torn between reading the book as fast as I could to get to the ending and slowing down and savoring the gorgeous prose. 

Full review here

5. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows


Review snippet: To be perfectly honest, none of the characters are very interesting. Not the main characters, not the villains, not the secondary characters. I couldn’t even distinguish between some of the supporting characters! Ana’s supposed ‘friends’ Whit and Orrin and Sarit? Who the hell are they?

Full review here

6. The Secret History of Las Vegas by Chris Abani

secret history of las vegas

Review snippet: Reading The Secret History of Las Vegas was a frustrating experience. I was tempted several times just to put it down and walk away. But I like to finish books I start and it is not impossible for me to go from hating a book to actually liking it. Sadly, that didn’t happen with this book. There’s not much else I can say about it except I’m glad it’s over with and I can move on to something else.

Full review here (I tore this book to pieces, lol)

7. Carrie by Stephen King


Review snippet: No girl wants to be Carrie- but we all crave having her power. I suppose that’s what makes the book so frightening. Carrie’s telekinesis scares us – and thrills us.

Full review here

8. Sabriel by Garth Nix


Review snippet: The beginning of the book is a bit slow and it took a couple of chapters for me to immerse myself in the world of the Old Kingdom. However, once I got used to the terminology and the magic system, I was hooked. 

Full review here

9. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

hyperbole and a half

Review snippet: This is one of the funniest books I have ever read in my entire life. Buy it. Read it. Pee your pants.

Full review here

10. The Smoke Thief by Shana Abe

smoke thief

Review snippet: Not since Benedict Cumberbatch lent his voice to Smaug in The Hobbit films have dragons been so sexy. 

Full review here


Top Ten Tuesday is an original bookish tag currently hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

6 thoughts on “The First 10 Books I Reviewed

  1. I am 100% sold on Hyperbole and a Half now, and I must read this book. xD I will make sure I have a spare pair of pants.

    Your reviews are so much fun! Definitely write more of them. 😉

    The cover for Incarnate is GORGEOUS. Shame that the story wasn’t that good.

    Here’s my TTT post.

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