Tuesday, May 4, 2021

My Ten Most Recent Reads, with a Three-Word Review

Klara and the Sun. robot. childlike. sick. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

People We Meet on Vacation. opposites. friends. travel. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Woman in White. white. death. mystery. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I Feel Bad About My Neck. women. worries. humor. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Four Winds. dust. farm. poverty. ⭐⭐⭐

Winesburg, Ohio. stories. town. loneliness. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Portable Veblen. engaged. seropurulent. squirrel. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Color of Magic. wizard. tourist. trunk. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

All Things Wise and Wonderful. vet. animals. 1930s. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. girl. poverty. dreams. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Main Street. small. town. struggles. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Infinite Country. immigration. family. impossible. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Transcendent Kingdom. addiction. loss. science. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Before the Coffee Gets Cold. time. travel. coffeeshop. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

A Gentleman in Moscow. hotel. count. protege. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Pursuit of Love. aristocrats. eccentric. comedy. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Miss Benson's Beetle. island. beetle. expedition. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ready Player One. games. virtual. pop. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Top Ten Tuesday was created by 
The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each Tuesday That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic and then post her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join her and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.


  1. I loved I Feel Bad About My Neck.. Probably picked up three different copies at the thrift store and loaned all of them out! Takeaway line: “When your children are teenagers, it's important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.”

  2. Those are new to me ones. This post took me longer than I thought it would to write! Mostly because I was trying to do it from memory instead of using goodreads! Lol!

    Here's my Tuesday post

    Have a GREAT day!

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  3. I've read 7 from your list and loved them all. Great list Deb

  4. Wow, you've read a lot recently! Good for you. I adored A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, too.

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-my-ten-most-recent-reads/

  5. those 3 word reviews are pretty good! I recently finished Miss Benson's Beetle ... a book club read.

  6. Winesburg, Ohio sounds interesting. I wonder if it's a real place, too?

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  7. I love your three-word reviews! What a terrific list!

  8. "wizard. tourist. trunk." I'm cracking up!

    I need to start limiting myself to three-word reviews. I do like to blather on. Great job!

  9. I've read half of the books on your list and mostly agree with the ratings you gave. I like the concept of the three word review but suspect it is not that easy to come up with just three words.

    I want to read The Portable Veblen - have it on my list - and I'm happy to see that you liked it. That means I probably will, too.

  10. Wow. So many five-star books. I am adding Infinite Country to my reading list right now. Love the way you organized this post!

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  12. Love the three word descriptions. The Four Winds is high on my TBR.

  13. Fun! I've read quite a few of these!

  14. I have't read those but that was great.

  15. You have read some really stellar books recently as I see lots of 5 stars. What a great feeling.

  16. Several of these are on my TBR, so I appreciate the reminders. I liked that you gave your ratings as well. Nice list Deb.

  17. I love the sound of the Vacation one.

  18. Goodness Gracious Me!!! That's one diverse list. I love it!! And it's mainly 4 and 5 star reviews!! How awesome is that. I've read a few of these at least.

    Hope you are well dearest Debbie!!

    Elza Reads

  19. I have read two of these; and four of these are on my to read list from forever; as for the rest, i am adding them as well..
    love the list..

  20. I've read only five from your list but the three words reviews are accurate.

  21. I just finished People We Meet on Vacation and thought it was fantastic. 5 stars from me too. :)

  22. Look at all those 5-star reads!! Love the three word reviews, too.


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