Top Ten Tuesday – My First 10 Reviews on Goodreads



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today the topic is about the first books you’ve ever reviewed, which is a great topic! I was super excited to go back through Goodreads to see which books were the first I reviewed. I should have been able to guess what they would be. 😀 Anyway, hope you all enjoy this post!

1. January 1 2005 – The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

5 stars. 

No actual review for any of these books, this was long before I had the time or knew how to write reviews.


2. April 1 2005 – The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

5 stars.

Both of these books by Tolkien were rereads, the first time I actually read them was when I was 10 years old.


3.  May 22 2010 – Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

4 stars.

Ah, yes. With this book started my love of Tolstoy and other Russian classics. I was a little obsessed at 15.

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4. May 22 2010 – Emma by Jane Austen

3 stars. 

Jane Austen was another of my favorites growing up, I read all of her books and have reread a few of them as well. I’ve been trying to pick this book up again and reread it.

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5. May 23 2010 – Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

4 stars.

It’s funny because I don’t remember liking this book more than Emma, but it must just have been the beginning of the book that was long and boring. Guess I should reread this one too!


6. May 24 2010 – The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks 

5 stars.

A friend was obsessed with these books and she begged my sisters and I to read them. Apparently I really liked this one.


7. May 24 2010 – Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne 

4 stars. 

This is still one of my favorite books by Verne, he had so many cool descriptions in it!


8. June 15 2010 – Lieutenant Horblower by C.S. Forester 

4 stars. 

It took me forever to finish this series, as in I think I just finished it a year or so ago. You would not believe how hard it is to find copies of these books when you’re constantly moving.


9. May 7 2011 – Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

5 stars. 

Despite Hugo’s tendency to ramble and get sidetracked this book was amazing, and I really should reread it. It’s one of the few books I would consider owning in the abridged form.

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10. June 17 2011 – Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens 

4 stars.

Like most people I had read A Christmas Carol, but it wasn’t until I stumbled upon this book that I fell in love with Dickens. Again, I should really reread this.


What are the first books you reviewed? Have you read any of these books? Don’t forget to share your Top Ten Tuesday post with me! Have a great week. 🙂 


  1. Do you think you’ll ever write proper reviews for the Lord of the Rings trilogy? I think it’s super interesting that you gave them stars but didn’t write anything about them. 🙂

    My TTT.

  2. Ahhhh Tolkien. What memories that brings back. :3 I need to have a movie marathon pretty soon, because I can’t bring myself to read the books yet again so soon. I’d find it pretty difficult/daunting to try to sum up what I enjoyed about them in a review, too, so I don’t blame you. I sometimes skip reviewing things when I just can’t find the words to articulate my feels.

    I’ve not read Our Mutual Friends. Looks like I’ll have to look into that one!

    Here’s my TTT post.

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