Books I Forgot To Review

22/10/2019 Lists, Reading, Reviews 4

I’m pretty terrible at remembering to review books in a timely manner, so there have been a fair few that have slipped through the cracks!

It mostly tends to be mediocre books that I had no strong feelings towards that I forget to review, as I don’t find myself desperate to talk about them. Plus once it’s been a couple of weeks since I read them, I’ve usually forgotten the specifics, which makes it so much harder to review them!

So I thought I’d do a quick post where I attempt to remember and summarise my feelings towards a few of the books I’ve forgotten to review over the past couple of years. So here goes:

The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

Back when I first read the Mistborn books, I was really interested to read the series of shorter books that Sanderson did in the same world, three-hundred odd years in the future. I read the first one, The Alloy of Law, and from what I can remember it was OK, but not amazing. And I haven’t really been tempted to pick up the next one, so I guess that says a lot!

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

I only realised the other day that I hadn’t ever reviewed this book, and I was shocked! This one genuinely must have just slipped my mind, because the Stormlight Archive books have been some of the best I’ve read in recent years.

I enjoyed Oathbringer less than the earlier two books, but it still should have been worth a review, so I can’t believe I never wrote one!

Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake

I read this back in July, and somehow never bothered to post a review. I think a lot of that though is that I’ve found the last couple of books in the Three Dark Crowns series to be a bit ‘meh’. This one in particular took me ages to get through, even though it isn’t that long, and I haven’t felt overly inspired to write any kind of review.

Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet

The Kingmaker Chronicles trilogy by Amanda Bouchet was one of those series I read, thought was OK, but didn’t really have any strong feelings about on the whole. I think I reviewed the first book, but never bothered with the second two.

Catwoman: Soul Stealer by Sarah J. Maas

I was really excited to read Catwoman: Soul Stealer, because I’d really enjoyed the Wonder Woman and Batman books from the DC Icons series, and this one was written by Sarah J. Maas! I remember enjoying it at the time, but I wasn’t as blown away as I expected, and I think that’s why I never got round to writing a review.

Voyager by Diane Gabaldon

It really annoys me when I look back and see that I’ve reviewed books 1, 2 and 4 in the Outlander series, but somehow I missed book 3? I remember enjoying it too, even if it was a little slow in parts (as the Outlander books tend to be), so I have no idea why I never reviewed it!

So have you read any of these books? What did you think? Do you often forget to review books?

4 Responses to “Books I Forgot To Review”

  1. Angela

    I’ve given up on the Three Dark Crowns series! The first book for me was just meh, and I barely made it through the second! It didn’t help that it feels like the series just keeps getting extended!

    • Laura

      I quite liked the first book, but from there onwards, I just felt it got boring. And I feel like it keeps getting extended as well! I’d kind of assumed it was going to be a trilogy at first, but there just keeps being more books, and unfortunately I’m no longer interested in reading them!

  2. Becky @ A Fool's Ingenuity

    I think we’re all guilty of forgetting to review a book. I’m like you, usually, it’s because I had no strong feelings either way so didn’t have much to say and slipped my mind. I know there are a few I’ve loved and never written out my words for, though. That’s usually because putting my thoughts into words for some books I love can be difficult and I can’t figure out a way to explain why I loved a book so much and then I just plain old forget about it.

    • Laura

      I know exactly what you mean! Sometimes I love a book, but really struggle to put into words what I loved so much about it, and I end up putting off reviewing it, and eventually forgetting.

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