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Top Ten Tuesday: First Ten Books I Reviewed

“Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.”

I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday post! I had a lot of fun with my first one last week, so I’m looking forward to participating for a second time.

Today’s prompt: The First 10 Books I Reviewed!

To keep things simple I’ve just picked the first ten books I reviewed on here, not including Goodreads or Amazon. Please don’t judge my post formatting which I liked to switch up quite often it seems.

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
Wow so almost six years ago I wrote my first review on amyjanealice, on the 13th April 2013. It was for Safe Haven and I vividly remember reading this book in pretty much one day during some time off college!

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
A week or so later I posted my second review, time time of Warm Bodies. I remember enjoying this book though when I did eventually see the film I sadly didn’t love it too much.

I Heart New York by Lindsey Kelk
This is one of the first series I ever really got into. Of course there was Harry Potter, and the Georgia Nicolson diaries and a few others, but as I got into my late teens, in stepped Angela.

My Mad Fat Diary
This might be my first ever DNF post?! I really enjoyed the TV series but judging by my review, the book was not so good…

I Heart Hollywood by Lindsey Kelk
Oh look, another Lindsey Kelk book! I devoured this series one book after another so it’s no suprise that a review of the second book popped up so soon.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Ok I know this is a much loved book in the community but I just didn’t get on well with it at all. Sorry! Find out why here.

The Angel Series by L. A. Weatherly
This is one of the first fantasy trilogies that captivated me from the very beginning and I felt compelled to speak about it wherever I could. I remember just being so hooked that every time I wasn’t reading the books I was just thinking about them, and counting down until I could read again. It would be interesting to try them again now to see whether my opinion has changed.

Map My Heart by Dom & Ink
When I left school I started working at Warehouse in the local shopping centre and was there for around five years. Whilst there I worked with an amazing person called Dom, who was so hilarious and caring – he made my shifts so much better! When he released his first book Map My Heart I just had to support him and buy it, and it was fab. He’s now about to release his third book Free To Be Me, an LGBTQ+ journal, so you should definitely check that out!

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpugo
I first read this book as part of a library book club back when I was in secondary school and it had such an impact on me I just had to read it again several years later. Here’s my review if you fancy finding out what my thoughts were.

The Glam Guide by Fleur De Force
It’s been a long time since I read something like this. It’s very rare I’ll pick up a YouTubers book these days but reading my review it seems like I actually enjoyed it!

It’s so interesting to see how my reading tastes have developed over the years. These reviews span from 2013 to 2015, and since then I have definitely found my “thing”. I love fantasy, and it’s funny to see that it barely even touches this list!

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16 Comments

  • Reply TeaPartyPrincess

    It’s quite fun to look back at how your tastes in books have changed over the years haha. I also have a cringe at my review style, eek. I used to be so pretentious.
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

    24th April 2019 at 9:01 am
    • Reply amyjanealice

      Haha it’s not great looking back at old work!

      3rd May 2019 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply loisreadsbooks

    I love looking back on what I read years ago! Also my old review style. It is funny how much it can change! Great post!

    24th April 2019 at 9:12 am
  • Reply bookloverkate

    Ooo some Nicholas Sparks! I used to be really into his books but I probably wouldn’t bother now. Loving the Lindsey Kelk as well!

    24th April 2019 at 10:47 am
    • Reply amyjanealice

      I love Lindsey Kelk! I’m actually going to her Manchester book tour event this month!

      3rd May 2019 at 1:59 pm
      • Reply bookloverkate

        Oh wow, have a great time! ?

        3rd May 2019 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply iambookmad

    I really like looking back on old posts, and it is very interesting seeing posts changing and reading habits adapting

    25th April 2019 at 11:40 am
    • Reply amyjanealice

      Me too! I suppose it’s brought us to where we are now 🙂

      3rd May 2019 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply berriesandbooksblog

    I actually haven’t read any of the books you first reviewed, haha. It’s always interesting to see how your taste changes, mine definitely changed quite some compared to what I liked 5 years ago.

    28th April 2019 at 9:44 am
    • Reply amyjanealice

      My reading tastes have definitely changed!

      3rd May 2019 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply northernplunder

    gosh i still remember warm bodies so fodnly, i devoured that book in a day or so! :’)
    i wonder what some of my firsts were hmmm

    2nd May 2019 at 10:54 pm
    • Reply amyjanealice

      I think we actually spoke about it recently??

      3rd May 2019 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply twobookthieves

    This is a great tag, it looks like your tastes have changed a bit from then too!

    12th May 2019 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply Ash Williams

    It’s so fun looking back at all of the books everyone has reviewed in the past 😊

    16th May 2019 at 11:58 pm
  • Reply bookishcoffeeblog

    This makes me want to look back at my first posts. However, I know I made absolutely no sense in my first reviews. I would just ramble on, with no direction.

    22nd May 2019 at 5:49 am
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