Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Top 10 Books I Never Reviewed

So, I've seen this on quite a few blogs recently, and thought it would be quite fun to do my own list, even though I am behind the times in doing so!
Without further ado, and in no particular order, here are my Top 10 Book (Series) that I never did reviews for, either because they were too horrible, I didn't have a blog back then, or I could never do the book justice:

RUNNER UP: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
These strange and wonderful books were a part of my childhood, and, despite being rather confused by them at times, I loved them, and would like to reread them one day :)

1. The Vampire Diaries Series by L.J. Smith
I love love love Smith's writing, and this was my first introduction - it's a brilliant series - I forgot how different the TV series is until a recent reread, and I'm not quite sure which is better at the minute; I don't think she should have continued the series with The Return books - I read Nightfall, which was cringey, and when I finally whittle down my library pile I will read Shadow Souls and then Midnight, and will hopefully let you know my thoughts.

2. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
I watched the movie first, loved it, then had to go out and borrow the book (I'm a firm believer of the books>movies rule), and also fell in love - brilliant stuff!

3. Holes by Louis Sachar
I love this book! It's relatively short, but it has such a story to tell.

4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Again, read this ages ago (probably too young actually!), reread recently, understood a lot more and highly recommend this wonderful, original book.

5. The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot
I remember reading all six books in pretty much one go back when I was eleven, and I kinda have to admit I'd forgotten about them until I saw them in a bookshop a while ago...I'm almost afraid to read them again, in case they aren't as good as I remember, but I will eventually, and hope to fall in love with Suze's life all over again.
6. Marked by P.C. and Kristin Cast
Oh god...I don't know where to start with how much I hated this book (a LOT if you were wondering)...To me, it was everything a book shouldn't be - perfect, selfish, beautiful, annoying Mary Sue protagonist with speshal powers, the laughably pathetic villain, stereotyped characters, nonexistant plot, icky sex references, pretty sure Zoey says poop or something immature like that whilst looking down on everyone else, vampires spelt different just to be different - I could go on for forever; It's like My Immortal, but published, and taking itself seriously *shudders* And it has a gazillion sequels - I don't even want to know what they're about...
7. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
I read these when I just started blogging, and knew that I could not do any of the books justice by writing a review - I cannot recommend them enough; it is a wonderful series that has everything you could want, including a somewhat likeable protagonist, which is rare!

8. The Chronicles of Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis
I have this wonderful series to thank for really getting me into reading - they were the first proper books I read, and I've been reading ever since.

9. The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer
Not that I think these are good or anything (though a few years ago I would have been gushing about them) but as I previously mentioned my opinion is kinda divided - I got into them during a period when I wasn't reading, and they got me back into reading, which I'm really grateful to them for, and I was embarrassingly obsessed, but I don't regret it because they opened me to the world of YA literature, though at the end of the day, they are awful pieces of work centring on how important it is to have a boyfriend (Stephen King FTW!)

10. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Does it even need more reviews? If you haven't yet discovered this wonderful, life-changing series then there's something wrong with you! I've literally grown up with them, they have a special place in my heart and I will never ever forget them. Yes, the writing may not be perfect, but Rowling is more of a storyteller, and she's one of the best. 



  1. I love Hunger Games too, I have read all of twilight but think that half of breaking dawn should have been taken out. I have read all the House Of Noght books, but find they are getting a bit boring now.
    ps~i HAVE those stamps, my boyfriend got them for me when they came out, they also came with the stamps for the house and school crests. They are all nice and safe in their sealed package. :D ignore the rubbish quality of photo :D

  2. @Michelle Yes, Breaking Dawn was far too long for what it was! I think you're very brave for reading that travesty of fiction :P
    OMG I'm so jealous!! You have an awesome boyfriend!
    Thank you for commenting :)


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