Top Ten Books I Loved But Never Reviewed

Posted August 9, 2016 by Carlisa in Top Ten Tuesday / 29 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday

Today’s prompt for Top Ten Tuesday is Rewind! Or basically we can do any prompt from the past that we missed or want to do again…which is fun and gives me too many a lot of things to choose from. But I decided to go with Books that I loved, but that I didn’t review. And I’m sticking with books that I’ve read since book blogging (since any book from before was never reviewed). Because sometimes I finish a book, and I just don’t want to write a review. It happens, okay? But I’m going to give them some love here. So let’s begin, shall we?

winter graveyard book anne of green gables poison study me before you

Winter by Marissa Meyer

I reviewed the first three books and the prequel in this series, but for some reason, I finished this one and just couldn’t motivate myself to review it. Even though it’s my favorite book of the series. I just think everything wraps up really nicely, and I love it! I’ve read all the other ones at least twice, so I’m thinking I’ll re-read this one sometime next year.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is a writing genius/wizard. His books are magical and unique and sometimes creepy. But I loved this book. It’s filled with gorgeous illustrations that bring a lot of the creepy/magical essence into it. You should go read it!

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Anne Shirley is my spirit animal. Not really…because we’re totally different. But I love her. She’s feisty and spunky and so dramatic, and I. Love. It. So much. I’m hoping to read the third one in the series soon!

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

This was such a fun book! And the romance. Sa-woon. I’ve read the first two in the series (I think only the first two), but I really want to continue on! So many books, so little time!

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

This book made me cry. And books don’t make me cry easily. So when they do, I’m impressed (I’m looking at you Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince). It’s just so heart-wrenching. I think they did a pretty good job with the movie, too, but the book is definitely better.

the rose and the dagger a study in charlotte kindred spirits jurassic park the importance of being earnest

The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

I’m obsessed with this series. I loved the first one (and reviewed it here), but I couldn’t bring myself to write a review for this one. I’m not sure why. The first book was better than this one, in my opinion, but I still loved it! And the ending! Talk about an emotional rollercoaster!

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallero

I loved this book! I didn’t review it, but I was part of the blog tour and interviewed the author, Brittany Cavallaro. I love classic retellings because it gives a new perspective on books and stories you already know and love. And surprise! Holmes is a girl in this one. Heck yes.

Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

This book was so cute and little and fun. It made my nerdy heart happy. Even though I still have 321839201 copies from when Book Depository sent me a bunch.

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

I read this after seeing Jurassic World and before seeing Jurassic Park (I know, I saw them out of order. Sue me). But it was really interesting! A lot was science-y stuff that I didn’t get (like in the Martian), but I was 100% okay with that. It was super stressful (in a good way) and a great story.

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

This is one of my all-time favorite classic plays! I’ve had to read it twice for class now, and I still love it. My school’s putting on this play in a few months, and I’m excited to go see it! You should really go read it if you haven’t. It’s fast and witty and wonderful. And then go watch the Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth movie adaptation. #Glorious.


Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Have you read any books and loved them…but then just didn’t feel like reviewing them? Let me know in the comments! And link me to your TTT!


  • I love the Graveyard Book so much :’) It was my first book by Neil Gaiman!
    I have yet to read Winter, I really want to and am 99% sure I’ll love it but I don’t want this series to end T^T
    Added A study in Charlotte to my goodreads to read list 😀

    • The Graveyard Book is beautiful! I need to explore more Gaiman books—I’ve only read a few. And you should definitely read Winter. It’s my favorite of the whole series.

      • My second favourite Gaiman book is The Ocean at the end of the Lane! So so good, especially for book lovers I think!
        I sure will, I just don’t know when yet ^^’ So glad to hear that!

  • It can be so hard to get around to reviewing some books, even though you loved them! I know I always hold off on reviewingf some books I absolutely love, because ahh, how do you show how you love it so much?? HOW??? #struggles

    • My problem is that I don’t write my review right away so I can process my thoughts…and then I wait too long and forget everything hahaha.

  • Read & Survive

    😀 I don’t review half of the books I read…unfortunately

    • That’s okay! I definitely don’t review every book.

  • Of these I’ve only read Anne and Me Before You – I loved both! I really want to read the Graveyard Book, and recently have been thinking about reading Jurassic Park (because those movies are so much fun)!

    • You should read the Graveyard Book. It has similar vibes to the Monster Calls, I think. Maybe that’s just because the illustrations in the Graveyard Book. Anyway. I feel like you’d love it.

  • Ceillie Simkiss

    I start feeling burnt out if I try to review all of the books I read. The only books that are guaranteed a review are the ARCs, and then the ones that really strike me. Otherwise, books that I love end up on lists like this, or I talk about them on Twitter.

    • That’s about the same for me!: just review books and books I have lots of thoughts about. Sometimes when I read a book, I’ll enjoy it. But that’s it. I don’t have much thoughts beyond the enjoyment, so I don’t review it.

  • It is impossible to review every book that you read, so I really love this topic!
    I have only read a few from this list, including Winter and Poison Study. If I remember correctly, I did review Poison Study a couple of years ago, but I never got around to reviewing Winter. I just don’t think that a simple review can do the book justice (I also have not reviewed any of the previous books, so it might be out of place). I was thinking about doing a series review thingy about the Lunar Chronicles as a whole, since they were just so amazing altogether.

    • Some people DO review every book they read, and I just admire them! That’d take so much time. A series review would be super fun! I feel kind of bad because I have reviewed the rest of the Lunar Chronicles, but I didn’t review Winter. So we kind of have the opposite problem. I think I might review it when I get around to re-reading it.

  • I need need need to read The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Also, I didn’t know there were illustrations and now I need to read it even more. Especially since American Gods is coming out as a series soon, I’m more eager than ever to dip my toes into the Neil Gaiman pool.

    Liselle @ Lunch-Time Librarian

    • YES, you do! I’ve been really wanting to read American Gods! I’ve heard the TV show is supposed to be really good!

  • Runwright

    I want to read The Wrath and The Dawn so bad but haven’t gotten to it yet. I’ve heard the second isn’t as good but that’s to be expected I think. That often happens when a really good book has a sequel.
    I just found you via the link up and will be following your blog now. Love your list and think we’ll have lots to discuss 🙂
    My link here: https://runwright.net/2016/08/09/books-as-bandaids/

    • The second is still lovely, just not quite as good, haha. And thanks for following! I’lll check out your blog now!

  • I love Neil Gaiman but whenever anyone asks me why I love his books I find myself at a loss for words hahaa. I say because they’re awesome hahah 😀 Happy reading!! http://www.curious-daisy.com/top-ten-tuesday/my-top-ten-all-time-favorite-authors/

    • “Awesome” is a pretty sound definition for his books, haha!

  • I need to read Winter. I loved the first three books but haven’t bought a copy of this one yet! And I call myself a Rainbow Rowell fan and I haven’t even heard of Kindred Spirits! :O

    • Winter is my favorite of the series, so YES, you definitely need to read them! Kindred Spirits was a novella she wrote for 2016 World Book Day! I ordered one from the Book Depository when it first came out, but they don’t sell it anymore, as far as I know.

  • I feel ya on this. I have a few books I never wrote reviews for either. The Girl from Everywhere, Riders, The Star Touched Queen. I had some issues with them but just didn’t get around to writing a review. Oops. Lol

    • I wrote reviews for TGFE and TSTQ, but only because they were eARCs and so I needed to review them! Haha. I had tons of issues with TSTQ though, so I kind of felt bad sending the review back to the publisher *oops*

  • Tia

    This is such a perfect topic! I, too, have books that I absolutely loved but never felt motivated to review. A Court of Mist and Fury, for example! I have way too many feelings for that book to put into words…plus I’m sure there are already so many reviews out there that mine would just be more of the same

    • I haven’t read that series, but I’ve read the ToG series by Maas and LOVE it. Sometimes when you love a book, it’s really hard to write a review!

      • Tia

        Oh you need to read that series!! It’s phenomenal!

  • Olivia Williford

    I love this! This is so cute! I just might have to do something like this on my blog. When I first started blogging, I didn’t write a review for everything I read, but now I do. There are at least 20 books from 2015 that I didn’t write reviews for. This is perfect. So cute. 10/10

  • I love this! I am totally doing this post this week! Lol. I’ll give you credit 😉