Top Ten Tuesday | Most Read Book Reviews
Today is all about the do-whatever-list-you-want prompt. Or as the originators of the Top Ten Tuesday meme like to dub it, the “Top Ten Tuesday Freebie.”
Broke and Bookish January 24 | FREEBIE --- that super specific list you want to make?? All yours to tackle this week!
I struggled like nobody’s business to come up with a topic for today. Why? Well, because apparently I was in a creative-mode-slump. Or maybe I simply lack the imagination to come up with anything revolutionary. Or maybe it has to do with my overthinking, “But that’s been done before!” (We are our own worst critics, aren’t we!?)
This led to a myriad of possibilities. At first I was going to feature contemporary romances. But much as I wanted to feature those with a bit of a spin, I changed my mind. Then I got to wondering which of my book reviews were among the most read.
This may seem like a “boring” gauge, but for me it was fun because it allows me to revisit some books I might like to (someday) re-read, and put some books on the list that aren’t normally featured. The only downside to this feature is the great possibility these books boast cringe-worthy reviews. With bravery I shall endeavor to push ahead.
While these may not be wholly accurate (because I put the list together manually – what can I use as an analytic tool that will let me sort my most read posts by label?), I do think they’re close enough.
1. A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert | There is clearly a reason why this novel is at the top of my list. This story, likes its title and its author’s prose, is beautiful in so many ways. Amazon | Goodreads
2. Winning Balance by Shawn Johnson | Aw, this is probably one of my first book reviews ever. Because of this, I advise the following. Skip the review (*realizes this list brings up old, badly written reviews*) and go straight for reading the book. Fans of this petite gymnast will enjoy reading this biography novel. Amazon | Goodreads
3. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks | Despite my petty complaints of Sparks’ novels (in general), I do enjoy reading them. This one is no exception although overall, I like I like the film adaptation of this story best. Amazon | Goodreads
4. Meant to be Mine by Becky Wade | If this novel were an emoji, it’d be full of the heart-eyed smiley face. This book is made of swoons and sweet kisses, and still it gives its reader a deep, impacting story. A five-star stunner that is never going to lose its place on my shelf. Amazon | Goodreads
5. Dancing with Fireflies by Denise Hunter | Denise always writes lovely contemporary romance, so go forth and read her novels. Amazon | Goodreads
6. The Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzmann | This marked the first novel that I read by Kristen, but it wasn’t the last. From the leading couple falling in love as marrieds to the emotional impact of the story, this book is perfection. Amazon | Goodreads
7. Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck | Anyone who adores contemporary fairy tales or fairy tales a-la Hallmark Channel’s branding should be reading this book. It’s enchanting. Amazon | Goodreads
8. It Had to Be You by Susan May Warren | A family saga that spans six books, this is one of my favorites of the bunch. Amazon | Goodreads
9. Take a Chance on Me by Susan May Warren | The first book in that family saga (see book numbered “9”), this sets the tone for what’s to come in this contemporary series. Amazon | Goodreads
10. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks | And to end the list, we have another novel by prolific author, Nicholas Sparks. This is actually one of my favorite stories by him. But once again, I think (overall), I prefer the film adaptation which stars Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel. Amazon | Goodreads
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