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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!
Today’s topic was originally ‘Books Too Good To Review Properly (I have no words!)’ and while I was super excited about this topic, when I dove in looking for those 5-star, all-time favorite reads… I found that I actually DID review most of them, so I DID somehow find the words (I’m not saying they were eloquent words and sentences that made sense, but there were words).
But what I did not find? Reviews for those 4-star reads. Books I liked a lot and even loved. But never reviewed. Huh.
My conclusion is: reviewing 5-star books is not that hard for me. I may rave and shout in caps locks and use way too many exclamation marks. I may not be the best at reviewing them. But I still review them. Same for 4,5-star reviews.
And while I usually also stay away from 3 (or less) star reviews, they’re usually also easy-ish to review because I’ll have a good idea of some things I liked and some things I didn’t like about a book.
But 4-star reviews (And 3,5-star reviews too)? THEY’RE HARD! Because I really enjoyed them, but they were just missing that extra something to make it a 5-star read. Except usually, I can’t really pinpoint exactly what that was. Maybe it’s even a me-thing, like I read them at the wrong time. And then I end up just not reviewing them. Which is a pity, because they were great, solid reads and deserve for people to hype them up.
So while I work on that in the future, for now, please find here a selection of recent 4-star reads that I really enjoyed – just didn’t find the words to say how much.