Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday...

 
Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week's theme: One-Word Reviews for the Last Ten Books I read. (It was suggested by Susan over at Bloggin' 'bout Books.) For my list, I didn't go with my ten most recent reads; instead I went with ten books that I recently read but didn't review. And I'm not nearly as good at finding just the right adjective for my one-word reviews as Susan is, but I did my best. 

Scales and Sensibility by Stephanie Burgis

"Amusing"

 The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

"Heartwarming"


 Dead Silent by Mark Roberts

"Disquieting"


 The Rule of Three by Eric Walters

"Propulsive"

 

 Love Me to Death by Allison Brennan

"Intense"

 Under Pressure by Sara Driscoll

"Solid"
(And I mean that as a compliment. This book is well-written, well-plotted and the characters are all very well-developed. It's a solid mystery read.)

 U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton

"Satisfying"

 Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts by Nancy Campbell Allen

"Spirited"


Jacob the Liar by Jurek Becker

"Poignant"


Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson

"Cute"


Happy Reading!



57 comments:

  1. That was a good idea, now you have reviewed ten books in one go. ;)

    I have read Jacob the Liar and your one-word review hits the nail. It was a very impressive read.

    My TTT this week.

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    1. I loved Jacob the Liar. Thank you so much for recommending it! :)

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    2. I knew I'd talked to someone about it lately. Glad you liked it. I think it's a great story about the good in people despite all the awfulness around us.

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    3. Definitely. And it's so weird that my comments keep disappearing from your posts. I wish I knew why. But I'll keep trying to comment on them. :)

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    4. It's especially weird since we both use blogspot. I had assumed you deleted them after commenting, so sorry if I didn't reply to some.

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  2. I want to read Meet Me in the Margins. Have a wonderful day.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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    1. Meet Me in the Margins was a fun little romance. :)

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  3. Ooh, disquieting is a great word!

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-one-word-reviews-for-the-last-ten-books-i-read/

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    1. I was a little proud of myself for coming up with that particular adjective. :)

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  4. I think you did very well. I went with ten books I haven't reviewed yet too and I agree that it was difficult to find just the right word for each book!

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    1. I'm still not satisfied with some of the adjectives I ended up using. I need to do this more often, just to expand my own reviewing vocabulary. :)

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  5. You've given lots to think about. The Sue Grafton one would be my first pick!

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    1. The Sue Grafton was very good! I liked it a lot. :)

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  6. You did great! I love the adjective "spirited" - I need to use it more often. I almost used "solid" in one of my one-word reviews today, but I changed it to something else at the last minute. Solid is a compliment in my book as well.

    Happy TTT!

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    1. Thank you, Susan! And thanks for thinking this one up. It was a lot of fun. :)

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  7. Love all these adjectives! I see the word intense and I feel it. That book looks like it would be intense.

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    1. It was a very intense and suspenseful mystery. I liked it a lot.

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  8. You are using some really strong words that captures a book perfectly. Poignant, Disquieting, spirited - love them all and it makes me want to know more about the books. Good job!

    Elza Reads

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    1. Thank you! I had to work a bit to come up with some of those adjectives. ;D

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  9. This prompt is right up your alley. 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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    1. Can't wait to check out your one-word reviews! :D

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  10. This is a fun post! Spirited is the perfect word for Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts, and I thought Scales and Sensibility was amusing too. :D

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    1. They were fun reads. I especially enjoyed Scales and Sensibility. :D

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  11. Wonderful reviews, Lark. I love the word Disquieting!

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    1. Thank you! That word just seemed to fit the book so well.

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  12. This was such a challenging prompt! I love the use of disquieting and propulsive. Great choices!

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    1. Thank you! I struggled a bit with this one. :)

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  13. This was such a hard prompt, but really fun too. I love your word choices. Good job! :D

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    1. Thank you. I thought this was a fun prompt, too. :)

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  14. You did a great job, Lark! I had to look up propulsive :)

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    1. :D It took me a long time to come up with that word for that book.

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  15. "Disquieting" is a great adjective choice!

    https://getlostinlit.blogspot.com/2022/05/top-ten-one-word-reviews.html

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for commenting, too. :)

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  16. These are great! Propulsive and cute are two that would make me want to read the books!

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    1. I really liked both of those books. :)

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  17. Nice choice of words! This is such a fun prompt. I'm sad I didn't look it up.

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    1. Next time there's a TTT Freebie you can do this one. :)

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  18. Great adjectives. I think you have hit the mark.

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    1. Thank you! It was harder to come up with good adjectives than I thought it would be. Guess I need to work on my vocabulary. ;D

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  19. I like your twist on it. And ooh you read The Rule of Three. I did too a few years ago and liked it!

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    1. I liked it, too! Did you ever read the sequel to it?

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  20. A good way to start a review, a one word description for the title.

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    1. It is a good way! I might have to start every review like that from now on. ;D

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  21. I'm in awe that you were able to do only one word for each. I've read a few of those and thought your words were great matches.

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    1. Thank you! With some books the word to describe them seemed so obvious, and with others it was really hard to find just the right word.

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  22. I don’t know how you managed one word — i am the person that would think of one word and then go, ‘oh but there’s more!’ — Verushka @ Pop. Edit. Lit

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    1. Trying to find that one perfect word was kind of hard. But fun. I'd do this one again. :)

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  23. Loved your one-word review! Short and spot on. :)

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  24. Great list! Meet Me In the Margins is on my TBR, and it really does look cute. I've read Scales and Sensibility, and must agree that "amusing" is a great one-word description for it!

    My TTT: https://bookwyrmknits.com/2022/05/03/top-ten-tuesday-one-word-reviews/

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    1. For Scales and Sensibility no other adjective seemed to fit. :)

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  25. Love your choices here, especially spirited. That immediately made me want to read that book. :)

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  26. This would be a tough challenge, but I think you nailed it! I'm not sure if I read that Allison Brennan. I'll have to check and get to it if not. Love her "intense" mysteries! :)

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    1. Allison Brennan's books are always so good. :)

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  27. I think you did great, Lark! "Propulsive" is such a good word. I want to read The Rule of Three now.

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