That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week's theme is a TTT Rewind, which means you can revisit any past theme you want. But I tweaked it. Instead of choosing a past Top Ten Tuesday, I'm highlighting
Ten Past Reviews that Didn't Get the Love They Deserved the First Time.
I hope you check them out.
The Girls from Planet 5 sure looks interesting.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by earlier!
It's a book that made me laugh...and one you can't take too seriously. But then, the author doesn't take it seriously either. :DDelete
DEVIL'S WAKE definitely sounds like a novel I would like. How did I miss your review? Thanks for re-posting it!ReplyDelete
I think you would like Devil's Wake. It's really well done!Delete
Love your twist on the topic, Lark! Monster sounds really good. I don't think I've seen it before, but you know I love a good retelling, so this one's going on my list. :)ReplyDelete
I thought it was such an interesting and unique take on Frankenstein. I really liked it!Delete
We pour our heart and soul into our reviews, so it's not fun when they don't get much love. I hope this brings more attention to these reviews.ReplyDelete
It is sad when you put something out there and no one ever even sees it! Especially when the book was so good and deserves more recognition.Delete
Definitely a few of those I'll be checking out, especially Monster, The Taliban Cricket Club and The Word Exchange.ReplyDelete
The Taliban Cricket Club is one of my favorite books! I loved it so much. :DDelete
What a great topic this week, Lark. I like the look of Some Tame GazelleReplyDelete
It's a very fun novel; but then I'm a big fan of Barbara Pym.Delete
I love this topic!! I will be doing it someday, LOL!ReplyDelete
Yay! I look forward to it. :DDelete
What a cool idea for a post!ReplyDelete
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-bookish-things-ive-quit-doing/
Thanks, Lydia! :DDelete
Nice post!! Belle Epoque sounds like a good read. I will add it to my reading wishlist.ReplyDelete
I loved that Paris setting and the whole premise of it.Delete
I read the review of Monster because I was curious about Zeltserman. Very interesting.ReplyDelete
Also, I checked out your review of Some Tame Gazelle. Wish I had seen it when I was reading that book (late last year).
The Girls from Planet 5 sounds fantastic.
And I agree, I like Fanny in Mansfield Park also.
Fanny is underappreciated, but I like her. And I thought Zeltserman's take on Frankenstein was a unique one. And I love Barbara Pym's novels! :DDelete
I love your spin on this topic. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks. It was fun revisiting past posts of books I read almost ten years ago.Delete
The Taliban Cricket Club looks interesting. Love seeing a Henry James, Barbara Pym, and my second fav Austen on your list. :)ReplyDelete
Yay...another Mansfield park fan! And The Taliban Cricket Club is such a good book. I loved it. :DDelete
I have yet to read Barbara Pym. Would check on your review after this.ReplyDelete
Mansfield Park would be my Austen in August this year. And I'm intrigued by Belle Epoque - it's a wonderful era!
Great choice of a topic!
Enjoy reading Mansfield Park this summer. I hope you become a fan of Fanny, too. And you should definitely read some of Pym's books. Excellent Women is probably her best, but I've enjoyed them all. :DDelete
This is a fun prompt this week. I'm always surprised how different reviews can reach different audiences. I had lovely comment on a bookstagram review from a couple weeks ago that I was particularly proud of, but that didn't really get much engagement. The reader mentioned how happy they were to have taken my suggestion to read the book The Trees by Percival Everett. It is always nice to know I'm not just shouting out into the great void!ReplyDelete
It is nice to know that! Especially when you've found a really good book you want to share with everyone you know. :DDelete
The Girls from Planet 5 sounds like a riot! and perhaps eerily relevant to today hahaReplyDelete
You would find much to like (and laugh) about The Girls from Planet 5! :DDelete
I thought I had written a comment but it looks like I didn't. I have read The Europeans and Mansfield Park, both very good. As you know, I love classics.ReplyDelete
Yes, we do share a love of the classics, though you've probably read a lot more of them than I have. :DDelete
I guess that's because of my ripe old age. ;)Delete
Those are all new to me. Have a great week.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mary! :DDelete
I have The Word Exchange on my overdue Netgalley shelf. I really should pick it up soon! The rest of these are new to me though I do hope to read something by Henry James soon.ReplyDelete
I thought the Word Exchange was a very fun and interesting book, so I hope you get a chance to check it out. And I love Henry James. The Europeans would be a good one to start with; it's not as long as some of his other books.Delete
I love how you tweaked this week's prompt. Reviews always tend to be the posts that receive the fewest comments, no matter how much you loved the book or how much time you spent writing the review. I've gotten to the point where I know my readership well enough to make educated guesses on how they will respond to certain book reviews. I'll keep plugging away, though, because there are so many good books out there that deserve love and attention. :-)ReplyDelete
There really are! It's sad when a review of a really good book goes unnoticed...but what can you do? ;DDelete
I'll have to check out Some Tame Gazelle and Devil's Wake. It's nice to highlight books that get overlooked. :)ReplyDelete
When you love a book you want everyone else to read and love it, too, so it's sad when no one even seems to notice those reviews. ;DDelete
Ahh Fannie Price. Nicely done. Your reviews of the classics are fun.ReplyDelete
Thank you! those reviews are sometimes the hardest ones to write. :DDelete
Mansfield Park isn't my favorite Jane Austen novel, but I still enjoyed it overall. Thanks for sharing your review!ReplyDelete
My least favorite Jane Austen is Sense and Sensibility...but I still enjoy it. :DDelete
Nice topic choice! This is something that happens to all of us. I've only read Mansfield Park. It wasn't my favorite of Austen's but still worth the read!ReplyDelete
I wonder what Jane Austen would think about the continued popularity of her books so long after she wrote them.Delete
Oh I really like the sound of Monster! I read Frankenstein a couple of years ago and thought there was quite a bit of sadness there too so it would definitely be interesting to read this from the creature's perspective. Also, this reminds me I did start Mansfield Park but for some reason didn't continue with it. Still need to read it! Great top ten!ReplyDelete
Thank you. I thought Zeltserman did a really good job writing Frankenstein from the monster's POV.Delete
Monster and The Girls from Planet 5 sound appealing to me! :)ReplyDelete
Both are interesting and fun reads.Delete