It’s hard to imagine that I’ve actually read books I haven’t reviewed, but it has definitely happened! Especially when some of my absolute favorite books didn’t even get so much as a book report from me. So here’s me dragging them back to the limelight, because why not?
Ten Books I’ve Never Reviewed But Loved to Bits Anyway
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling – Not my first and favorite fantasy by a mile, but definitely the series I grew up with and fangirled over for a long, long time.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – None of the Austen books were things I needed to read for school, but I did read them with relish in high school! Many a time was spent swooning over Mr. Darcy.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – A classic! I read this book after the movie, mind, but proceeded to read the rest of the series afterward because of how crazily amazing this first book was. Douglas Adams had me in laughing tears for much of Hithchhiker’s.
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman – I cannot believe there was a time I didn’t know Neil Gaiman’s name. So when I saw someone take the moniker in an online website, I looked up Neverwhere and ended up reading it…and absolutely loving it.
Sorcery & Cecelia: Or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer – There was a period in time during college where I barely read anything for fun. This was one of the books that stayed with me, to the point where I started writing epistolary pieces just for fun (you’ll never find any of them, though…not unless you read fanfic XD).
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand – One of the few high school readings I actually enjoyed. Rand’s ideologies are flawed and a little extreme, but there was something about her books that resonated with me for a time. I don’t think I could agree with her anymore, but hey, still good stuff.
The Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce – This is an entire four-book series, by the way. Now…fairy tales may have been my first taste the fantastical, but Alanna: The First Adventure was the first fantasy book that made me relate to the tomboyish 11-year-old girl who wanted more than the limits given to her.
Digital Fortress by Dan Brown – When The Da Vinci Code blew up in popularity, I’m fairly certain everyone and their mother went and grabbed the rest of Dan Brown’s conspiracy novels. My favorite of the set was actually the one that dealt with cryptography and NSA work. For a few years in time, I even thought about wanting to go into mathematics to study cryptography. I got halfway there in any case!
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause – Aww, here’s my very first foray into YA werewolf stories! Still one of my problematic favorites, but what can ya do?
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie – Agatha Christie books are just too classic to leave a review for. Her books are pretty much up there with The Odyssey–books that I absolutely adored but on the list of classics that stand the test of time, with or without review.