The Bookwyrm’s First Ten Book Reviews

April 23, 2019 Top Ten Tuesday 9

My First Ten Reviews

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. The meme was originally the brainchild of The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is First Ten Books I Reviewed.


Some of my first posts were “best-of” lists, so I didn’t include them. But here are my first 10 reviews of single titles and series, going all the way back to 2009 and running through January 2011. (Yes, I’ve been blogging for nearly 10 years now! But I was sporadic about posting and reviewing in the early years.)

First 10 Book and Series Reviews

  1. The Shop on Blossom Street (Debbie Macomber)
  2. Ngaio Marsh’s Inspector Alleyn Mysteries
  3. How Lincoln Learned to Read: Twelve Great Americans and the Educations That Made Them (Daniel Wolff)
  4. The Protector of the Small Quartet by Tamora Pierce
  5. Catalyst, by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  6. In the Dragon’s Eye: The God of the Hive (a Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes book) (a review of Laurie R. King’s series)
  7. Holmes as cross-dresser? (a review of Ms. Holmes of Baker Street by Alan C. Bradley and William A. S. Sarjeant)
  8. Knitspeak by Andrea Berman Price
  9. Homer’s Odyssey, by Gwen Cooper (memoir about a cat)
  10. Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor, by Lisa Kleypas


I hope you have fun reading a few of these!

9 Responses to “The Bookwyrm’s First Ten Book Reviews”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Some of them, absolutely! I reread a bunch of the Alleyn mysteries this past winter. I reread the Laurie R. King “Russell and Holmes” series at least every two or three years. And I probably reread the Protector of the Small books once every year (two at the most), because I love them so. I just listened the whole quartet on audio last spring (2018.) But those are the only ones I’m really likely to reread. The other fiction books were fine (except Catalyst, which I DNF’d), but not memorable enough for me to return to. And I don’t generally reread nonfiction (with a few exceptions.) I do look things up occasionally in Knitspeak, though, because it’s a useful knitter’s reference.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I fell in love with that little cat! Gwen Cooper wrote a novel that I really enjoyed, too: Love Saves the Day. There’s another wonderful cat in that one, and she’s one of the POV characters. I reviewed the book here.

  1. Lark

    Can you believe you’ve been blogging for ten years? Time flies, doesn’t it? 🙂

  2. Sam@wlabb

    I am still horrified that I have not read anything from Kleypas or Macomber. And I call myself a romance reader! *shame*

  3. Melissa (My words and pages)

    I’d almost be afraid to go back and look at my first reviews. lol. I just had no clue what I was doing then, or the amazing world I was diving into.