Top Ten Tuesday: One-Word Reviews for the Last Ten Books I Read

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Green typewriter with a piece of paper stuck in it. The word “review” has been typed on that page. Narrowing down my opinions of these books to a single word each was definitely not easy, but it was an amusing challenge.

Tiny Humans, Big Lessons: How the NICU Taught Me to Live With Energy, Intention, and Purpose by Sue Ludwig

The One-Word Review: Mindful


The Heart of Caring:  A Life in Pediatrics by Mark Vonnegut

The One-Word Review: Hopeful


The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery

The One-Word Review: Playful


The Golden Road by L.M. Montgomery

The One-Word Review: Bittersweet


You Have More Influence Than You Think: How We Underestimate Our Power of Persuasion and Why It Matters by Vanessa Bohns

The One-Word Review: Inspiring


Hildie at the Ghost Shore by Paula Cappa

The One-Word Review: Spooky


A tachometer for feedback. From left to right, each section reads poor, fair, good, and excellent. The colours for each one left to right are red, orange, yellow, and green.

To Walk About in Freedom: The Long Emancipation of Priscilla Joyner by Carole Emberton

The One-Word Review: Amazing


The One-Word Review: Sobering
The One-Word Review: Surprising
The Annals of a Country Doctor by Carl Matlock, MD
The One-Word Review: Reflective



96 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: One-Word Reviews for the Last Ten Books I Read

    • Yes, it’s a wonderful title. I learned so much about sheep from it. They’re fascinating creatures.

      And thanks, Dini. You always leave such nice comments.

  1. I love the adjectives you chose Lydia. I am interested in Pediatrics book, it would be heartbreaking and hopeful.

  2. Well done! “Spooky” is one that will always draw me in. “Mindful” is a great one, too. I’ve never heard of that NICU book, but I definitely want to read it. Two of my kids were preemies and had long stays in the NICU. I feel like the NICU is the closest place one can get to heaven while on earth – you can’t help but be moved by what happens there every day. The juxtaposition of so many little souls fighting to live at the same that others are gently passing on is both sobering and beautiful.

    Happy TTT!


    • You’re welcome.

      L.M. Montgomery wrote so many great books. If you liked Anne of Green Gables, I highly recommend checking out the rest of her catalogue.

  3. You’ve got a lot of inspiring reads here. The book about having more influence than we know is really calling out to me! Great job with your word choices too!

  4. Your 10 books sure has a variety of genres! I clicked the link on Westward Women – it sounds intriguing. I appreciate that you link to GR – I may do that next time too so that it’s easy for someone to see more detail about a book to decide if it’s a good one for them. Thanks for the visit; I appreciate it!

    • Aww, thanks. And you’re welcome.

      I hope you like Westward Women. There were some sad bits to it, but it was so well researched!

  5. As a girl who grew up watching and loving the 80s Anne of Green Gables movies, I really do need to try reading some of L.M. Montgomery’s books. They do sound charming and fun. Thanks a bunch for visiting Finding Wonderland today, Lydia. Appreciate this.

  6. I haven’t read any of these, but you’ve got some great word choices here! This prompt was harder than I thought it was going to be.

  7. You picked a cool variety of books, and used wonderful words for the one-word reviews here.. Now I am intrigued to read all of them, especially the Montgomerys and the NICU as well as the Westward Women diaries (amazing one-words for them).
    My top ten is here

  8. I love these! There are also a few titles on this list I hadn’t heard of and am intrigued by. Tiny Humans, Big Lessons is one I definitely want to check out, having spent some time in the NICU myself. It’s an experience that certainly changes a person. Thanks for sharing!

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