Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday - FREEBIE - My Ten Year Blogiversary Is Coming Up!!


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Top Ten Tuesday was originally 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.

My ten year blogiversary for Captivated Reader is coming up on January 1, 2022!! I can't believe I've been blogging this long... Time surely has flown by faster than expected. 

I remember what an ordeal it was to even get started with keepinga  book blog. I'd wanted to have a blog for a few years prior to starting Captivated Reader, but I wasn't sure what to blog about initially. All I knew at the time was that I wanted my blog to be about a specific topic/subject as I didn't want to have a blog that covered everything and the kitchen sink that left readers trying to figure out what the theme was for my blog. I also wanted to post frequently to my blog to keep readers coming back.

After some deliberation, I chose to blog about books and anything bookish related. I never expected to blog this long or enjoy blogging as much as I have the past decade.

Below I decided to share some of the books I've reviewed over the past decade... The following books reviewed and shared below are ones that had me saying or sharing a lot more about them in my reviews than I thought I would. 

Click on the links below to read my reviews of each book.

1. The Little Book of Lost Words: Collywobbles, Snollygosters, and 86 Other Surprisingly Useful Terms Worth Resurrecting by Joe Gillard

2. The Vegetarian by Han Kang

3. Asking For It by Louise O'Neill

4. Jackie as Editor: The Literary Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by Greg Lawrence

5. Tangerine by Christine Mangan

6. Dracula [Audible Edition] by Bram Stoker

7. Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on The Decision Not To Have Kids by Meghan Daum (Editor)

8. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

9. The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy

10. Room by Emma Donoghue

11. Quirky Berkeley by Tom Dalzell

Happy reading!!


  1. Happy almost Blogiversary! 10 years is amazing!! I'm coming up on my 13th anniversary at the end of January! It's amazing how time flies!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. Wow, 13 years is fabulous!! Congrats to you on 13 years of bogging!!

  2. Congratulations on your soon-to-be tenth anniversary. Ten years is a long time in the blogging world.

    1. Thank you! On one hand it does seem like a long time... on the other hand it hasn't. It's been a fun experience and I've enjoyed the process and meeting other book bloggers virtually.

  3. Congrats on ten years! That's awesome. I'm glad it has been such an enjoyable experience for you.

    I've read ROOM and DRACULA (a looonnnggg time ago). Your #1 book sounds super fun. I'll have to look for that one.

    Happy TTT!

  4. Yay for coming up on ten years of blogging! That's so cool. :)

  5. Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! My other blog had it's 10th anniversary in November. I have only been book blogging since May but I love it!! I have not read any of the books on your list. Happy Tuesday. https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2021/12/top-ten-tuesday-free-little-library.html

  6. Congratulations on your upcoming blogoversary! That's amazing!!!

    I remember hearing a lot about the Vegetarian.

    1. Thank you and happy reading!! The Vegetarian was really good, btw... Much better than I thought it would be!!

  7. Congratulations on doing 10 years of blogging. I just finished eleven this year, so we started at around the same time. Well done. I'm glad we got to meet this way.

    I've only read "The Vegetarian" and "Dracula" so far from your list.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT which is about German books.

    1. Thank you and happy 11th blogiversay to you!! Happy reading!!

    2. And here's to many more years where we share our love for reading with each other. 🥂