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TTT: One Word Reviews for the Last 10 Books I Read


“Mom is gonna love this weeks’s Top Ten Tuesday Topic!” spake I, Kimber the Magnificent and Bookish Border Collie Extraordinaire. You know this is so because I say it is.

Anyway, this week’s topic is One Word Review for the Last 10 Books I (We) Read. Sounds easy, no? But when one of us sat down to actually come up with a list of same, we discovered three things:

  1. It’s a lot harder than it sounds.
  2. It’s a lot harder than it sounds. (That’s not a redundant typo, okay?)
  3. Once Her Momness finally got the lead out and got rolling, it was hard to limit the list to just ten. It was easier to limit the list to the last 10-ish good or at least reasonably decent books we read. (We left out the real stinkers. You’re welcome.)

So here ya go:

One Word Reviews for the Last 10-ish Books We Read

In no particular order:

1. The Note Through the Wire – Doug Gold: Compelling

Death at the Abbey (A Kipper Cottage Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Jan Durham]

2. Death at the Abbey – Jan Durham: Middlin

3. Wonder Dogs – Maureen Maurer (review forthcoming): Effervescent!

4. Forgiving Paris – Karen Kingsbury: Incandescent

5. The Red Queen – Philippa Gregory: Bedizened

Egyptian Chronicles: Potiphar's Wife (Paperback)

6. Potiphar’s Wife – Mesu Andrews: Fleet

7. Stone Ruins and City Smoke – Charlie Martyn: Poldark-ian

Paperback Night Road Book

8. Night Road -Kristin Hannah: Quotidian

Front Cover Preview Image - 1 of 8 - What Remains True: A Novel

9. What Remains True – Nancy Naigle: Heartwarming

10. The Book Thief – Marcus Zusak: Unforgettable

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11. Girl With a Pearl Earring – Tracy Chevalier: Atacama-ish

Hardcover Bridge of Clay Book

12. Bridge of Clay – Marcus Zusak: Okay-Who-are-you-and-what-have-you-done-with-Marcus-Zusak?

What would you add?

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish,
Now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl

15 thoughts on “TTT: One Word Reviews for the Last 10 Books I Read

  1. Bedizened has me curious. I need to look up the word again to make sure it means what I think it does! Haha

  2. I love the use of the word “Bedizened” here. I may have to read the book and see if it fits!

  3. Night Road broke me. It was such a great book. Your words are amazing! Mine are lame compared to yours lol.

    Ash @ Essentially Ash

  4. Yeah, this week’s prompt required some thought for sure! Nice job on your answers.

    My post:

  5. Love these one word reviews. I especially enjoyed Middlin. What a great descriptive word

  6. I totally agree with your choice for The Book Thief, one of my favourite books ever and has definitely stuck with me since reading.
    My TTT:

  7. Ha ha, love your reaction to Bridge of Clay — pretty much sums up my feelings! I was going to say that “effervescent” was my favorite word on your list, but then I saw “Poldarkian” and was completely smitten.

    • Good to hear on Bridge of Clay. Glad I’m not the only one. What a colossal waste of time. We love Cornwall settings and Poldark! 😊

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