TTT: Books I`ve Loved But Never Reviewed

Today we`re talking about books I`ve loved but never reviewed. It`s a funny thing, but I always struggle when it comes to reviewing books that I love. It seems so much easier to talk about the aspects that I don`t like in a novel. But when I love it I sound like a broken record. Since I want to make today`s topic more interesting, here are the main reasons I rarely review books I love.
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I don`t know what to say
A book blogger that doesn`t find her words? Guilty! I feel that when I give positive reviews I always repeat the same thing. "OMG, I love the characters, I love the plot, etc"

I am feeling too emotional
Hence the reason why I never reviewed "Crooked Kingdom". My favourite books are the ones where I get attached to the characters. The problem with that, however, is that sometimes those characters die or don`t get the happy ending they deserve. And writing a review would make me relieve my drama.

I forgot 
Here we have two categories. First one is when I read the book a long long time ago. The second one is when I read it recently but fell into a reading slump. Especially after I became a mother, my memory is failing me hard. I mean, it was bad before, but now I barely remember what I did 3 days ago.

I am not happy with the final result
Every time I have to write a review I struggle between talking about the book and talking about my actual feelings regarding the book. On one hand, I know that the reader needs some information. But I try to bring something original. You may not get much info from my reviews, but you`ll at least know how it will make you feel.

Most of my faves are classics
I`m never going to review classics, even though I love reading them. But I feel that reviews for classic books are judged at a higher standard. Many want a complete analysis of that classic novel, and I`m just an enthusiastic reader, not a teacher. So I`d rather stick to recommending classics, not talk in-depth about them.

To end on a positive, here are some books that I`ve loved and that I plan on reviewing at one point.
  • "If We Were Villains" by M.L.Rio
  • "Crooked Kingdom" by Leigh Bardugo (I`ll have my tissues ready)
  • "Daughter of Smoke and Bone" by Laini Taylor
  • "Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook" by Christina Henry
  • "Vengeful" by V.E. Schwab
Also, I am more active on my Bookstagram, and I`m so excited about it. I took a long break because I was always stressing about the perfect feed, but now I`m not bothered by it anymore. I am there to interact with more like-minded people. I am there to talk about books, the reason why the bookstagram community was created in the first place. So come say hi.

* Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

P.S. I know that this was a past topic, but I forgot to schedule my posts properly, and it seemed silly to waste a good post.

7 comments

  1. All very valid reasons! I too struggle with the words sometimes. So then I distract myself by doing things like commenting on other people's blogs! ;-)

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  2. I think you should go ahead and review your favorite classics, too. I like seeing others thoughts about a book, and it might encourage others to try them.

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  3. Your reasons make total sense to me.

    And I agree with Deb. Review the classics if you wish. There are always people around who'd like to talk about them or who haven't actually read them yet.

    My post .

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  4. I agree that it can be very hard to review a book I love! Just finding the right words is hard. Sometimes it's just the feeling I have while reading a book that makes me love it, and that's hard to put into words.

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  5. These are all good reasons not to review.

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  6. I can definitely relate to all your reasons here! I find it frustrating sometimes that it's so difficult to write reviews for books I loved 😂 A lot of the books you loved and that you will post a review for are on my TBR but I absolutely LOVED Vengeful! Managed to write a (probably long-winded) review for that one somehow lol great post!

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  7. These are all completely understandable reasons! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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