Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!
This week’s TTT topic is First 10 Books I Ever Reviewed. Okay, I’m using the term “reviewed” very loosely here since these titles come from around the time I first joined Goodreads. I joined back in 2008 and when I first started out, I rarely ever wrote more than a sentence about a book, if I even did that much. I think I set up my account, “reviewed” a couple of current reads, and then got sucked down the rabbit hole of rating books I’d read in order to supposedly get better book recommendations generated by GR. I also must have only been interested in putting ratings on books that I liked because as you can see, these first books reviewed are almost all 4 and 5 star reads.
My, how my review style and my taste in books has changed over the years…
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First 10 Books I Ever Reviewed
WATER FOR ELEPHANTS by Sara Gruen (4 STARS)
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen (5 STARS)
THE THIRTEENTH TALE by Diane Setterfield (4 STARS)
THE KITE RUNNER by Khaled Hosseini (5 STARS)
ANGELS & DEMONS by Dan Brown (5 STARS)
THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE by Pat Conroy (5 STARS)
BLEAK HOUSE by Charles Dickens (5 STARS)
ONE FOR THE MONEY by Janet Evanovich (4 STARS)
1ST TO DIE by James Patterson (3 STARS)
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What are first books you remember reviewing?