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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday: One-Word Wonders


Today's TTT topic is an interesting one: Top Ten Books That Are Too Good To Review Properly (I Have No Words!). Usually, I have the opposite problem—too many words. The reviews I tend to choke on are for classic books that have been critiqued so many times there's literally nothing new to say about them. Since I don't read that kind very often, I'm going to have to spin the prompt today. 

How about a game? Let's see if it's even possible for me to be succinct when writing about books. You up for it? Okay, here's how it's going to go. I'm going to describe the last ten books I've read in just one word. Stop laughing! I can do this. I think. To make it even more challenging, I will try to avoid the adjectives I tend to most overuse in my reviews: engrossing, fascinating, compelling, heart-warming, enjoyable, tense, fun, depressing, entertaining, and taut (my husband always makes fun of me when I describe books as "taut psychological thrillers"). I'm not even going to include a plot summary, although I will link the titles to Goodreads. Will I emerge victorious? Let's see... 

But first, be sure to hop over to That Artsy Reader Girl and give our hostess some love. If you're feeling listy today, join in the TTT fun!

The Last Ten Books I Read Reviewed In Just One Word
(from most recent to least)


1. I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

Powerful

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2. Tips for Magicians by Celesta Rimington

Triumphant

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3. Madam by Phoebe Wynne

Disturbing

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4. Drawn by the Current by Jocelyn Green

Haunting

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5. A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert

Predictable

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6. Scribbles, Sorrows, and Russet Leather Boots by Liz Rosenberg

Heart-wrenching 

(Is a hyphenated word cheating??)

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7. The Cure For What Ales You by Ellie Alexander

Melodramatic

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8. The Ice House by Monica Sherwood

Underwhelming

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9. Endurance by Alfred Lansing

Awe-inspiring

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10. Hot and Sour Suspects by Vivien Chien

Amusing

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Phew! That wasn't actually as hard as I thought it would be, but it wasn't easy either. I think I'll stick with my usual style from now on. Have you read any of these books? How would YOU describe them in one word? What books have you read that are too good to review? I'd truly love to know. Leave me a comment on this post and I will gladly return the favor on your blog.

Happy TTT!

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