Top Ten Tuesday 10 Year Anniversary!

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Top Ten Tuesday 10 Year Anniversary!

For this week’s Top Ten, we are celebrating the Top Ten Tuesday 10 Year Anniversary! I can’t believe it’s been TEN YEARS since this weekly meme started!

For this week, we’re supposed to either

  1. pick a past TTT topic you’ve done and re-do/update it, or
  2. pick a past TTT topic you wish you’d done, but didn’t get a chance to do.

I’m doing Option #1 with a twist! I’m taking the very first Top Ten Tuesday I posted on this blog, which was a TBR list, and then reflecting on whether I read the book or not, bought it, plan to read it, or have forgotten about and taken it off my TBR!

Here is my very first Top Ten Tuesday post:

Top Ten Books on Your Fall TBR List (4th September 2012)


1. Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Crewel (Crewel World, #1)

I read this book in October of 2012 and I’m sorry to say that it was really bad. Just REALLY bad. Laughably, ridiculously bad.

2. Foxfire by Karen Kincy

Foxfire (Other, #3)

I read Foxfire in October of 2012 and it was a good book, but not spectacular. While it was the third in a series of which the books I did not read beforehand, I did enjoy it.

3. Starters by Lissa Price

Starters (Starters and Enders, #1)

I still haven’t read this book, though I did buy it and I do still own it! I do plan on reading it one day. However I will have to keep in mind that by now it’s considered kind of old in YA!

4. Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)

I read all of the Goddess books in April 2013 and while I did enjoy the first one despite its many flaws, I did not enjoy the second one. The sequel was so vastly different from the first, with both the main character and love interest suddenly utterly changing their characters and becoming about 90% less likeable.

5. Gift by Andrea J Buchanan


I still haven’t read this, though I do own a copy.

6. Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen

Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers, #1)

I don’t even remember why I wanted to read this in the first place, and I certainly don’t anymore. It’s not even on my radar and I completely forgot it existed!

7. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman


I haven’t read Seraphina but I do still own it and I am still excited to read it one day!

8. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

I read this in January of 2013, and I was vastly unimpressed. It was poorly written, the characters were inconsistent with absolutely no character growth, and there is no character out there calling herself an assassin that I like less than Celeana Sardothian, who is one of the most entitled, spoilt, stupid and helpless assassins I’ve ever read about, who only won because of a deus ex machina and is generally trash.

9. Speechless by Hannah Harrington


I still have not read this book, though I do have a copy… somewhere.

10. Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett

Confessions of an Angry Girl (Confessions, #1)

I read this book in June of 2013 and it turned out to be one of my absolute favourite read of that year.

There you have it! Out of this Top Ten list of books I wanted to read from 2012, I actually did read and review half of them! I also own four of the others, and have completely lost interest in the last one.

Have you read any of these books and what did you think of them? Leave a comment in the box below!



About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday 10 Year Anniversary!

  1. Kay

    Great idea for this topic! Wow, I remember when Crewel was THE hot book people were excited about, and the following disappointment. I ended up taking it off my wishlist.
    Also, I can’t help but agree about Celeana (though I enjoy the books for what they are, but they’re not great for sure!)

    1. Nemo

      I don’t think you made a bad choice taking Crewel off your TBR.
      I have to say, I don’t think everything Sarah J Maas has written is trash since I really enjoyed ACOTAR, but yeah… Celeana is trash.

  2. lissa

    I haven’t read any of the books on your lists. These seems to be mostly YA books I don’t read a lot of but I like reading your reviews, they seem pretty accurate. I did tried to read two of Maas’ books but I gave up very quickly. Frankly, I still do not understand why people love her books, I really don’t.

    I also sometimes buys a book that I thought I want to read but then I forget about it a little later, honestly, if the reason for wanting to read is gone or you don’t remember, it’s time to let the book go, at least, that’s what I would do.

    Have a lovely day.

    1. Nemo

      I’m not surprised you gave up on Maas, she’s way more miss than hit with me.
      Letting go of books you don’t remember is a great idea, in fact I even dedicate a clean out of old books on my wishlist every so often here on the blog. You’ve reminded me that it’s time for another clean out! Thanks!

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