Top Ten Tuesday: (First Ten) Books I Reviewed

These were written between 2014 and 2016 (on Goodreads). I think these are my first ten reviews but I may have missed a few. I was not writing reviews for most books I read back then.

Spindles End — one of my favorite fantasy novels, 5 stars!


JRR Tolkien: Author of the Century  (I have yet to read The Road to Middle-Earth,  and I think I will want to revisit this book after I read that one, but I’m not sure when.) 5 stars!
Freedom & Necessity   — historical fiction, set in 1849 during the Chartist movement in England; one of my favorite books. 5 stars!

The Just City — Philosophical fantasy (or maybe sf?). 4 stars! I really liked this.

Hamlet — I gave this 5 stars, but my favorite Shakespeare tragedy is probably still King Lear.

 Bellefleur — 3 stars; I had mixed feelings about this one.

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Published by Beth @ Beth's Bookish Thoughts

This blog is for my thoughts on reading. A couple of my friends on GoodReads have blogs, so eventually I decided to start one myself. I hope to get involved in the book blogging community and become a better reader and writer! I am not accepting copies of new books for review, but I would be interested in new editions or new translations of classic authors. Find me on Upwork (as an editor) in the profile link. From September 2018 to October 2020 I blogged at Blogger.

6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: (First Ten) Books I Reviewed

  1. Oh my goodness, I love Robin McKinley's books and I've never heard of that one. I'm so glad you've introduced it to me!Great review of Hamlet! I must say that I prefer Hamlet to King Lear, although Lear is awesome. It might be because I dug into Hamlet more than Lear.I'll have to re-visit your Nietschze review when I read those two books …. so in-depth and very helpful.Funny, we have some loose \”in-commons\” on our lists. Great minds, huh? 😉

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  2. Spindle's End is great! The first book I read by her & still my favorite. Deerskin is also really good, but it is *grim,* unlike her other books, so it is not for everyone. I read Nietzsche in a class that paired him with Dostoevsky (_Notes From the Underground_) which was a really interesting combination. I think the two I read are probably less cryptic than _Ecce Homo_ (I'm guessing, as I haven't read that one).

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