I’m joining in with Top Ten Tuesday again this week, sharing some of the books I’ve enjoyed but not blogged about.
This was a hard one (though I feel like I say that about each Top Ten Tuesday!) as since I started my blog, bar my mid-pandemic reading slump, I have tried to review all the books I’ve read. Looking back at my posts, though, I’ve realised some of those books that I have really enjoyed didn’t get reviewed (though a few got an honourable mention in non-review posts). And some of these are by favourite authors, which made it even more surprising to me.
First up are the MaddAddam trilogy by Margaret Atwood. I reviewed MaddAddam but not the first two books – Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood. This is one of those series that you have to read in order, and – because there is so much going on – are good ones to read back-to-back. Because of this, I actually went back to the beginning when MaddAddam came out and read the first two again. As with so many of her books, I was amazed by how spot-on Atwood was with her vision of a world where science took over our food and climate change destroyed the world as we know it.
I also realised I’ve never reviewed by favourite Atwood book, The Robber Bride, despite the fact it’s one of the few books I re-read every few years, or any books by Bill Bryson, even though I’ve read them all.
Two other series I read, enjoyed, but never reviewed were the Twilight Saga and Hunger Game trilogy. I think this was in the early days of my blog, and I ended up binge reading them. Because they were so popular, I am not sure I could have added anything with my reviews, so I didn’t write them.
Other books I was surprised I hadn’t reviewed were Sharp Objects, Dark Places, and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn because I loved them all and remember them as stand out books at the time, with brilliant twists in the tale that made you sit up and go ‘oh I never saw that coming’.
I think that’s my ten (if you count all the Saga books). Have you read any of these? Did you enjoy them?