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Top Ten The First Ten Books I Reviewed
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday has a little twist! It’s the FIRST Ten Books I Reviewed. This includes books outside of this blog! (but not many)
The first book I ever reviewed…
was an absolutely terrible shitstorm so bad I’m not even going to name it. It was published at an Australian alternative ‘subsidiary’ publisher that claims it’s not self-publishing or vanity publishing (but charges over $2000 to ‘publish’ your book) we we all know it’s really both of those things (not that there’s anything wrong with self-publishing! There are some really good books from self-publishers out there.) I read it in 2006 and my copy belonged to my local library. Which, incidentally, doesn’t have the book anymore. I was so incensed that this book was so atrociously awful that I used a non de plume to leave a scathing review on the early version of Amazon (before Goodreads existed). It was only years later that I discovered book review blogs were actually a thing and was inspired to start my own.
In full disclosure I did review on Goodreads under my real name until I was targeted and harassed by trolls, at which point I terminated that account, and started the Nemo Evermore account in 2012, at which point I also started The Moonlight Library.
The rest of my early book review are as listed:
Please forgive my weird formatting from my very early posts. They are missing covers and other elements you see since my switch to self-hosting in 2014. I also reviewed some weird non-YA stuff in my early years.
- The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
- Preloved by Shirley Marr
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- Ice by Sarah Beth Durst
- Inside Out and Outside In by Maria V Snyder
- There’s Bear in There and He Wants Swedish by Merridy Eastman (not YA!)
- Shift by Kim Curran
- League of Strays by L.B. Shulman
- The Littlest Stormdancer and Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff