Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For the rules see her blog.
I’ve tweaked the topic this week, which is Books Too Good to Review Properly (I have no words!) and am highlighting 10 books I read over the last two years that I loved but didn’t write about because I had writer’s block. It certainly wasn’t because I didn’t enjoy them, nor because I didn’t have enough time. I just couldn’t find the words to describe how I felt about the books. It began during the first lockdown – need I say more?
Not Dark Yet by Peter Robinson – Book 27 in the DCI Banks series. Crime fiction set in England and Moldova.
The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville – historical fiction set in Australia in the late 18th century.
Enigma by Robert Harris – historical fiction about the code breakers at Bletchley Park during World War 2, probably the best book on this subject that I’ve read.
The Dark Remains by William McIlvanney and Ian Rankin – McIlvanney’s half-finished novel about DC Jack Laidlaw’s first case, finished by Ian Rankin.
Still Life by Val McDermid – a DCI Karen Pirie murder mystery with two cases to investigate.
The Dry by Jane Harper – crime fiction set in set in the Australian outback…amid the worst drought in a century!
A Song for the Dark Times by Ian Rankin – Rebus in retirement, investigates the disappearance of his daughter’s husband in north east Scotland, whilst Siobhan Clarke and Malcolm Fox investigate a murder in Edinburgh.
The Darkest Evening by Ann Cleeves – more crime fiction with Vera Stanhope in Northumberland, giving an insight into her family background.
Fifty-Fifty by Steve Cavanagh – the 5th Eddie Flynn book, a court room drama with estranged sisters both charged with murdering their father.
The Stone Circle by Elly Griffiths – the 11th Ruth Galloway book, a mix of murder, baby abduction, archaeology and Norse mythology.