top ten tuesday

The First Ten Books I Reviewed on the Blog / #toptentuesday 185

I started this blog almost 4 years ago now and it is hard to imagine how much I have posted since then, especially in reviews.  Top Ten Tuesday (as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us what the first ten books were that we reviewed. For me I am looking at the blog because at least there I can find it back fairly easy (25 pages of reviews by the way).  I can remember my very first but after that it gets a bit fuzzy so this is a rather interesting topic for me to look back at.

And cringey, because hello, when I first started this blog I wrote my reviews and formatted my reviews quite differently haha.

ttt 185

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Legend, Prodigy and Champion by Marie Lu

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelThe Emergence by A.O. Khalil

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelThe 100 by Kass Morgan

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelThe Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelGraceling by Kristin Cashore

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelThe Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelThe Maze Runner by James Dashner

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelThe Promise, part one by Gene Luen Yang, Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino, Gurihiro


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51 thoughts on “The First Ten Books I Reviewed on the Blog / #toptentuesday 185

  1. I cringed at my early reviews too. I formatted and wrote them so differently than I would now. To be honest I had no clue what I was doing and I still don’t lol but at least recognized that my review style has changed.

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  2. I think we all cringe at our early reviews. A couple of mine I have gone back over the past year and changed stuff, so cheating lol I think it would be weird though if we all hadn’t grown over the years. I still haven’t read ANY of these YA books – I feel so behind in older YA lol

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  3. What made you decide to change the formatting of your reviews? I think it’s so interesting to see how everyone’s writing styles change and improve over time.

    My TTT.

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  4. Oh geez, I definitely don’t want to go back and read my first reviews! LOL I think we’re all super hard on ourselves (harder than most other people would be), but still. But that’s part of the process of getting better, isn’t it?

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  5. People are going to start getting comments on their really old reviews this week, LOL.

    I checked Maze Runner out of the library but never really got around to reading it. And the Legend series still happens to be one of my favorites.

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    1. It was. I think don’t be afraid to share your opinion on things in books as long as it is respectable still towards the author. Back when I started I was more hesitant in things. I think I’m more comfortable with all my feelings and putting them down on paper (or rather online). Also ratings are often moments of how you feel and might not stand the test of time.

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      1. That last statement resonates so much with me, yes! Ratings are definitely reflections of a moment in time. That’s a lesson I am still coming to terms with, honestly. Someday I’ll be more comfortable with it. Books I loved as a kid don’t always hold up with the same love. Similarly, a book I read only two years ago and felt meh about might be my new favorite novel. Who knows!


  6. Why am I not surprised to see a Jonathan Stroud book on this list? xD AtLA was great, but what is The Promise? Is it supposed to be, like, a sequel series? Because reading the review, it sounds like it takes place after the main series, but I’ve never heard of it. 😮

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    1. It’s my brand Sammie 😀

      After the series ended they started releasing various stories in comic form where they wrapped up some things (like Zuko’s mom) and shared other adventures the gang had. There were often 3 volumes to each story. I think they are still releasing them. I haven’t really kept up with them though to be honest.

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  7. Yes! I cringe at my first couple reviews and even reviews from a couple years my reviews were formatted very differently. I have read the Legend trilogy, did you see there is going to be a fourth book? I wasn’t a huge fan of the ending so I’m not sure if I’ll pick it up.

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

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    1. I did but I’m not sure how I feel about it or if I am going to pick it up. Probably not right away in any case. I’m just going to keep a good eye on the reviews.


    1. I think i would have rated The Maze Runner lower and I think that my opinion on The Graceling would be more criticial than it was back then. I think a lot of the rest still stands though.


  8. I really enjoyed this week’s topic – seeing everyone’s early steps and how far we’ve all come 🙂 Our tastes have evolved, our reviews have all grown up and we’ve all learned different rules about presentation and book blogging as we went!

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  9. Oh, dat is wel interessant om zo eens terug op te zoeken. Ik kan ze niet meer allemaal terugvinden maar van wat ik nu nog online heb staan is mijn recensie van Reigersvlucht van Sophie Lucas de oudste.

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