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

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I wrote this post a few weeks in advance due to a scheduling issue, so there may be a couple of newer reviews from me on this site that aren’t included in this list. With that being said, here are ten books that I’ve recently read and reviewed here.


New Era by Tommy B. Smith

My One-Word Review: Frightening


The Chronologist by Ian R. MacLeod

My One-Word Review: Complex


When the Time Is Right by Bill Bush

My One-Word Review: Amusing


Xenocultivars: Stories of Queer Growth by Isabela Oliveira and Jed Sabin

My One-Word Review: Refreshing


Pooch Problems by Christopher Poston

My One-Word Review: Sensible


Out of a Jar by Deborah Marcero

My One-Word Review: Reassuring


The Proud & the Dumb by Bob Freville

My One-Word Review: Sarcastic


Carson Crosses Canada Linda Bailey 

My One-Word Review: Perfect


Redlocks and the Three Bears by Claudia Rueda

My One-Word Review: Creative


The Assumption of Death by David Vernon

My One-Word Review: Uneven



  1. Hmmm frightening doesn’t sound good? Is it like “Brave New World” frightening?

    • It’s more like horror story frightening! Although now that you mention it, Brave New World was pretty scary, too.

      I like scary stuff sometimes, though. 🙂

  2. I haven’t heard of any of these books but Xenocultivars definitely sounds like it’d be a refreshing read. I’ve never heard of that word before but I’m curious now ? Great one-word reviews!

  3. I do like frightening things! Haha, seems like some good reads. This week was hard for me.
    Ash @ Essentially Ash

  4. I love some sarcasm. Great list.

  5. I haven’t read any of these, but some of them sound really interesting especially with your one-word reviews. 🙂

  6. Great list! I’m curious about a bunch of these books now.

  7. Ohh, Sarcastic sounds good to me!! Great list. 🙂

  8. Frightening is definitely not one I could do haha. I cannot do horror or scary books

  9. I am not familiar with any of these, but all your one-word descriptors say so much.

  10. I haven’t heard of any of these books, but ‘Redlocks and the Three Bears by Claudia Rueda’ sounds like a cute book that my son would enjoy.
    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Marie @ Pages to Explore

    • Astilbe says

      You’re welcome. Yeah, that was one cute read. I hope your son likes if you read it to him.

  11. You found some great words for your one-word reviews. Great.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT this week.

  12. I haven’t read any of your picks, but I really like your word choices!

  13. Hmm, I’m not sure I’ll go for complex and sensible but perfect sounds like a good read to me!

  14. Some great words there!

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog

  15. Love all of your word choices. Even though I’ve not read any of these, I feel like I have an overall idea about the book based on your words. 🙂

  16. Seeing a book described as sarcastic makes me want to check it out. LOL

  17. I enjoyed reading your one word reviews for each of these books! Pooch Problems caught my eye (I read your review–such a cute cover!) in particular. I miss having a dog around the house.

    • Pooch Problems was such a good read! I hope you like it if you read it.

      And I hope you can someday get another canine companion. 🙂

  18. Refreshing is a great word for a review!

  19. Every list I visited on this week’s topic did the topic WAY better than mine. It’s definitely one I plan to re-do because, I have to prove to myself I can use one word. 😉 Thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week.

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