Top Ten Tuesday | 10 Books I Loved but Never Reviewed

Hello my lovelies, hopefully Monday didn’t treat you too badly. In other news, I’m finally pushing myself to learn how to drive! Super nervous yet super excited!

Today’s post is actually my first Top Ten Tuesday post, I’ve seen these around the bookish community and it looked like a really fun idea! For those like me new to TTT, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book tags/lists that follow a certain theme; it’s curated by theartsyreader so I’ll link up this post to her page if you want to know more or participate.

I wanted to give these posts a go and see how it works out. It may/may not be a permanent thing or I could do some sort of spin off on it 😍

Since I’ve only had my Goodreads a little over a year and my blog is not even a month old, listing books I’ve loved and never reviewed is an easy top list.

Top 10 Books I Loved but Never Reviewed

Last Chance by Sarah Dessen

This is my go to if I needed something light and positive to sink my mind into. My confidence was not an all time high during Middle School so having an MC who had similar struggles to me have a happy ending made me cling to this book immensely. It’s just fun, warm, and ultimately a happy book.

TW : Eating disorders, bullying, fatphobia

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Childhood and a favorite read of mine. If I had to choose one book so I could stick with the post “rules” it would be Prisoner of Azkaban. It was intense, dramatic, a bit darker, and HELLO!? SIRIUS BLACK!

TW: Violence, death, loss of a loved one (family)

Revenge by the Living Dummy (Horrorland Series) by R.L. Stine

Again this is a series but Horrorland is my first ever series that I’ve completed. And I was 10 ten years old when I first got introduced to R.L. Stine and his books. Thus a never-ending love of reading began. If you have or know a child who has a taste for the creepy and horror then R.L. Stine is probably the best in this genre!

Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

A muslim read written by a muslim author! As someone who wears the hijab this book is the first representation of a muslim hijabi that I’ve read. And to see someone on an international book cover with the same headscarf as me really made me delighted!

TW: Islamophobia

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

 I LIVED for this book, you don’t know how many homework essays I’ve spent creating an allegory to life through The Hunger Games 😂. Team Peeta all the wayyyyyyyyyy.

TW: Death, violence, murder, torture, PTSD, depression

Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

 I never read a YA book with a schizophrenic MC before this book. It’s fantastic that Zappia utilizes her craft to normalize mental health in mainstream books. I loved how the book did not refrain from showcasing the good and the ugly of schizophrenia.

TW: Mental health issues and anxiety

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

  It’s been awhile since I read this and though I can’t remember the plot lines clearly what I do remember is that this book unhinged me. This is perfect if you’re looking for that romantic angst YA romance that’s messy yet beautiful.

TW: Rape, physical assault

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

  Okay stop judging me… Listen, it gets me in the feels and I never fail to cry when I get to THAT chapter and I’m hooked till the last page.

TW: Cancer, depression, loss of a loved one, terminal illness

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

  Heartwarming, and you really feel and root for the MC. Again we don’t see similar MCs on the forefront of the publishing industry so it’s wonderful for the book to get all the hype and I’m so happy they made it into a movie. (The movie is good btw and Julia Roberts is in it).

TW: Ableism, bullying

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

  Just thinking about this book makes me want to ugly cry. You get a love story and a funeral…that’s all I’m going to say.

TW: Self harm, suicide

Hope you enjoyed the selection of books!

If you wrote a TTT link up your post below, I would love to check them out!


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Hello I’m Jawahir the bookworm, a lost twenty-something year old bookish blogger who enjoys her books with a cup of strong coffee; milk no sugar no cream.

15 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | 10 Books I Loved but Never Reviewed

    1. Thanks for the welcome 😊❤️ I generally love the feel good books of Sarah Dessen, never fails to put a smile on my face. I guess The Hunger Games is just one of those books you generally pass on not reviewing.


  1. Great selection — it’s nice to see some less-commonly-referenced YA books. I have to admit I spent 5 minutes trying to figure out how there was a Sarah Dessen book I’d never heard of until I realized it was an alternate title for Keeping the Moon, but I agree with your thoughts. One of my favorites of hers.

    Made You Up is on my TBR, and I haven’t read Does My Head Look Big In This?, but I do remember it being one of the first books I’d seen with a Muslim girl in a hijab on the cover. That’s awesome it resonated with you.


  2. Same happened to me.

    1. Spinning Silver
    2. Great Expectations
    3. Tale of Two Cities

    Obviously, not many books were reviewed before I had the blog: a lot of them belonged to a popular series, and there were a couple of standalone

    1. Harry Potter
    2. Percy Jackson
    3. Narnia

    Planning to reread two of those series- HP and Narnia

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    1. I never read Narnia but I was obsessed with the movie series as a kid! Tale of Two Cities is a classic read I love, I remember reading it for 8th grade but it seems I was the only one in class interested in it lol.

      Thanks for reading!


      1. Maybe you should read Narnia.

        Tale of Two Cities was never a required book- I was recommended to read it by my dad. I did love that book, but have no clue why.

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