Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Loved But Haven’t Reviewed… Yet!

Hello my fellow bookworms. Today, I am taking part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! A weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, who each week assigns a new topic to inspires us to create a top ten list based on it. This week’s topic is:

‘Books I Loved but Never Reviewed’

As my aim is to review all the books I read, well finish reading anyway, each and every year on this blog, I have had to stretch my memory back to think of the books I loved from before I started my blog, which is (coincidentally) over 10 years ago! These are also books I haven’t re-read in that time too, but having now made this list, I think I will be bumping quite a few up my to-be-re-read list, so reviews could be coming soon-ish!

1. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen – My first and still my favourite of Austen’s wonderfully witty and romantic novels. Hoping to re-read this soon as part of my Classics Club challenge.

2. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown – Since reading this, back in my uni days, I have been kept busy with the subsequent thrilling adventures with Robert Langdon, but this is still my favourite.

3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë – I fell in love with this tragically, enchanting tale in my late teens and since I have been working my way through the other Brontë sister’s work.

4. The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – It’s been too long since I read this and the other three hilarious instalments in Adams’ quirky science-fiction trilogy(?!).

5. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – I can’t think why since reading this beautifully written Gothic horror back in my uni days, I have not re-read?! Maybe I should add it to my Classics Club list?

6. Sabriel by Garth Nix – The first book of Nix’s darkly, young-adult fantasy series, which I was unable to complete, but now I have copies of more books from the series there is no more excuses.

7. Ivanhoe by Walter Scott – I must admit I read this so long ago, that I only vaguely remember enjoying it, so looking forward to re-reading as part of my Classics Club challenge.

8. Tunnels by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams – The first book in a gripping subterranean adventure series, which I borrowed from my mum. I am trying to collect my own copies of it to re-read in the future.

9. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith – I loved this funny and poignant coming-of-age tale in my early teens, but sadly I don’t know what happened to my copy.

10. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden – An exotic and moving historical-fiction, which I read many years before I started this blog.

Now over to you: What do you think of my choices? What books have you read but not reviewed?

Also if you have taken part in this week’s TTT topic, too, then please leave a link for your post in the comments below, so I come check it out.

37 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Loved But Haven’t Reviewed… Yet!

  1. I can’t blame you for not reviewing The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I read it more recently, but even still, I don’t think I could come up with a coherent review, other than just telling people that they should obviously read it. xD

  2. I love Sense & Sensibility! And Wuthering Heights. I need to do a reread of both of those, as well. I Capture the Castle is waiting on my TBR shelf. I’m “planning” on reading it before the year is over. 😉 Great list!!

    1. Ooo Derek Jacobi narrating Frankenstein does sound great! Sadly, while I loved them as a child, I rarely listen to audiobooks now. Although I do love my Harry Potter audiobooks, narrated by the brilliant Stephen Fry, so maybe I need to invest in more books I want to re-read on audiobook. 🙂

  3. Oh, gosh…. I’m so old and have been blogging for so long (almost 15 years), I would have to think hard to come up with the “right ten” I wanted to include!

    Your list is interesting. I have to admit I wasn’t a fan of the Douglas Adams book when i read it, but maybe I just read it at the wrong time. 😉

    1. I must admit I found this topic quite hard, Kelly. Also, even though I adore it, I realise that The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is going to be to everyone’s taste – Humour is a very personal thing: I for one can’t understand the fuss made about Friends, but I know that is very controversial to most people! 😅

  4. I too read I Capture the Castle (I might have even blogged it) and Memoirs of a Geisha. Loved both. Good memories.

  5. I really enjoyed Sense and Sensibility, Frankenstein, and Wuthering Heights. I didn’t review them either! I would really like to read I Capture the Castle. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

  6. Interesting list – I loved Hitch-hikers Guide – especially the label – a trilogy in 5 parts! Also Sense and Sensibility, Wuthering Heights (in my teenage angst years), and I captured the castle – which I re-read recently. Interesting thought too which I haven’t really considered until now about reviewing older books…

    1. Thank you, Margaret – Good to hear we have a few books we have enjoyed in common from this list. 🙂 And as an avid re-reader, reviews of older books do pop up on my blog from time to time, but I wouldn’t go back and review them unless I’d just re-read them.

  7. Fab list, Jessica! I have also read, loved and failed to review the first six books on your list… but I also read them a long time ago so I suppose I can forgive myself 😉 I did reread Sense and Sensibility a few years ago though….

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