Top Ten Tuesday #16

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
One-Word Reviews for the Last Ten Books I Read

This week’s prompt is “One-Word Reviews for the Last Ten Books I Read” and was submitted by my friend Susan from Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books. Here are the last ten books I’ve read, excluding any rereads:

Delightful

Thrilling

Ingenious

Unputdownable

Fun

Intriguing

Powerful

Suspenseful

Relatable

Frustrating

I enjoyed reading every one of these books. The highest rating was five stars for DEAR EMMIE BLUE and the lowest was three and a half stars for TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE. It was harder than I thought it would be to think of only one word to review each of these books. It was a lot of fun, though. Good prompt choice, Susan!

What about you? What are the last ten books you’ve read?

Click each cover image to read my full review of each book, except for DEAR EMMIE BLUE. That review’s posting Thursday of this week.

About Jenni Elyse


Hi, I'm Jenni. I’m an eclectic reader. I mostly read fiction and I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing in a book the better!
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  1. Brittany
    Brittany says:

    I thought Fangirl was so much more than “Fun” but it is fun so you aren’t wrong haha. I didn’t really like Nine Perfect strangers, but I think “intriguing” is a good word for it.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I can understand why you think Fangirl is more than “fun.” I liked that word because it encompasses how I felt about the relatable story, the awesome characters, the cute romance, the fandom love, etc. I’m sure there are other words that could’ve worked too.

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  2. chelsea @ your bookish friend
    chelsea @ your bookish friend says:

    i’m surprised you managed to stay on topic! a lot of people went over (although not by much). i think one word (or even 5 word) reviews are better than long wordy ones. a lot of people don’t have the patience to read lengthy essays. 😂

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Lol. Yeah, I’ve seen that as well this week. The one-word reviews are fun to read. I do like to read regular reviews as long as they’re not too long.

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  3. Mareli Thalwitzer
    Mareli Thalwitzer says:

    I like your words and your books! I also have Rock Paper Scissors, but my word is Koeksister. (It’s a twisted doughnut type of sweet here in SA). I chose the word because it was sooooo twisted!!

    Happy TTT!

    Elza Reads

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  4. Anne@HeadFullofBooks
    Anne@HeadFullofBooks says:

    I loved Fangirl so much but didn’t find it FUN. I think I remember it as kind of SAD (at least in the middle.) I thought this was a fun activity though I had a hard time limiting myself to just one word (and sort of failed at it a few times.) One Word Reviews

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Yeah, I can understand why a couple of people don’t agree with my word choice for Fangirl. It was sad in the middle. And, I still standby my word because it encompasses how I felt about the relatable story, the awesome characters, the cute romance, the fandom love, etc.

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  5. Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books)
    Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) says:

    Ooooh, “ingenious” is a great one! It describes DREAD NATION really well, too. I also love the word “relatable” and use it a lot in my reviews because I love a story I can really relate to.

    One of the things I didn’t even think about when I submitted this prompt is that reading everyone’s lists would give me some great ideas for new adjectives to use instead of the same ole ones I always rely on. Bonus!

    Happy TTT, my friend!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

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  6. Wendy
    Wendy says:

    I loved today’s prompt, but I agree, it’s hard to choose only one word! Delightful is perfect for Dear Emmie Blue.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      The miniseries for Nine Perfect Strangers was very frustrating. I did like the book more. I know many people didn’t like either. I’m not sure if you’d like the book or not.

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  7. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    I’m left wanting more details, especially about the frustrating one. I’m sure you’ve written a full review–now I just have to find it!

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  8. Lark
    Lark says:

    You came up with such great adjectives! I can tell I really need to up my game when it comes to describing books with only one word. Good job. 😀

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  9. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    Your one word reviews makes me want to read the ones I haven’t read! The Sound of Stars has such a pretty cover and I’ve heard great things about it. I find Jenny Lawson so relatable in general and look forward to reading Broken. I completely agree with you about Dear Emmie Blue.

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