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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
To Walk About in Freedom: The Long Emancipation of Priscilla Joyner by Carole Emberton
The One-Word Review: Amazing
96 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: One-Word Reviews for the Last Ten Books I Read
You have a lot here that interest me, especially the NICU book and the book of women’s diaries.
Cool! I hope you love all of them. I’ve been on a real nonfiction kick lately. 🙂
A Short History of the World According to Sheep is such a great title? Sounds like a surprising read, indeed! Great one-word reviews 🙂
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.
OK, I really want to know what the sheeps perspective is on the world.
It was an excellent read! I highly recommend it if you like history even a little bit. 🙂
Some good words there! I struggled with one word, but I found it fun to do!
Have a great week!
Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
Yeah, it wasn’t an easy prompt by any means! Thanks for stopping by.
This is a fun topic this week. 🙂
For sure! 🙂
Good list–Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey by Lillian Schlissel I found is already on my TBR, so I hope to move it up and read it soon.
Thank you! I hope you love that book. It was very well researched and put together.
I’m very intrigued by the title A Short History of the World According to Sheep. Great list!
It was so creative! And thanks.
‘Bittersweet’ is something that often works for me, so I’ll check out The Golden Road.
Nice! I hope you like it.
I love the adjectives you chose Lydia. I am interested in Pediatrics book, it would be heartbreaking and hopeful.
Yes, there were definitely some sad stories in it, but there were some wonderfully hopeful ones as well!
I love inspiring books I must check it out!
May you enjoy it!
Sobering. That’s an interesting word choice. It makes me curious about the book.
It was an excellent read, but pioneer women lead incredibly hard lives!
The Spooky one will grab my attention immediately! Thanks for visiting us earlier Lydia!
You’re welcome. I hope you like the spooky one.
Wonderful reviews. I loved the word Playful, so descriptive.
Some great choices here. I may have to add some of these to my TBR pile.
May you enjoy them!
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.
Thank you, Susan!
I think you’d love that NICU book. I hope your kids who were NICU babies are doing well these days.
They’re doing great! Healthy and strong 🙂
Lots of medical-related books. Is that your profession? I thought this was a fun activity though I had a hard time limiting myself to just one word (and sort of failed at it a few times.) One Word Reviews
Heh, no. I just like reading about all sorts of science-related stuff.
And, yeah, this week’s prompt was tricky for sure.
Great word choices. So funny how much one word can tell us about a book.
Heh, for sure! And thanks.
A Short History of the World According to Sheep sounds like an interesting read!
It was fabulous! A little quirky and nerdy in a good way. If you like sheep or history, you might love it!
Oh, L.M. Montgomery! “Bittersweet” is a fitting one-word review. Happy TTT!
My post: https://pagesandpaws.com/2022/05/03/ttt-one-word-reviews-for-the-last-10-books-i-read/
Absolutely. The foreshadowing in that book was great, too! Happy TTT to you as well.
This is a great list! And I have A Short History of the World According to Sheep in my library too, so now I’m even more excited to read it.
My TTT: https://bookwyrmknits.com/2022/05/03/top-ten-tuesday-one-word-reviews/
Thank you, and that’s awesome. May you enjoy it.
Bittersweet sounds kind of sad, but the rest sounds like you had plenty of good reads.
Yes, it was in certain places. Well worth the read, though.
I’ve read Anne Of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery but not any others. The one about the power of persuasion sounds fantastic! Thanks for stopping by my post earlier 🙂
My TTT: https://zbestbooks.blogspot.com/2022/05/top-ten-tuesday-one-word-reviews-for.html
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.
Great choices for one word reviews, Lydia. I love seeing “inspiring” and “hopeful.”
Thank you! 🙂
You have some powerful one word reviews! I’m very intrigued by the sobering one, though hopeful and playful may be more my kinds of reads.
Thank you! The sobering one was excellent.
I love spooky books. I’m definitely adding that book to my TBR.
You have an interesting variety of books here!
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2022/05/03/top-ten-tuesday-366/
Thank you. 🙂
I haven’t read any of these books, but I love all of your reviews!!
I agree, a very creative challenge for sure! You did a great job with your reviews.
Thank you very much!
Mindful, hopeful, bittersweet….Love the adjectives you came up with to describe these books. Great job!
Thank you! 🙂
It’s surprisingly difficult to condense all our thoughts into a one-word review, but you did a great job!
Yes, it sure it! Thank you. 🙂
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!
Thank you very much!
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!
Ooh I haven’t read those L.M. Montgomery’s!
They’re lovely. 🙂
I should really pick up more L.M. Montgomery. Great list!
Thank you. She wrote so many fabulous stories.
I like your one-word reviews! The two by L. M. Montgomery are books of her that I haven’t read yet, but they’re definitely on my to-read list!
Thank you. I hope you like those books. Montgomery was such a good storyteller.
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.
I hope you enjoy Montgomery’s work if or when you read it.
Interesting list, Lydia. “To Walk About in Freedom” sounds good.
Thanks for visiting my TTT this week.
Yes, “To Walk About in Freedom” was amazing!
This is a fun TTT prompt! It helps to do something really different occasionally! I love your word choices!
Thank you! And agreed. It was a fun prompt.
I love the words you chose. Even though I’ve not read any of these books, I still feel like I have an overall sense of each of them based on your words.
Thank you! What a nice thing to say.
The Story Girl and The Golden Road–You hit the nail on the head with those! Great choices!
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.
And, yes, it was tricky for sure.
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
Thank you very much! I hope you like all of those books.
Spooky and Sobering are great descriptions to give a concise sense of the book!
I’m so glad you think so!
A Short History of the World According to Sheep is an intriguing title! Great one-word reviews!
It was such a good read. And thanks.
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!
I really liked that book and hope you do, too.
Lots of interesting titles in this list! I added the NICU to my TBR list. I’m a little intrigued by the sheep one.. that may end up on the TBR list as well.
Thank you. I hope you like them both!