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Top Ten Tuesday – My Favourite Words Used In Reviews Part 2 #Words #Writing #Reading #Books #Etymology

Welcome to part two of my favourite words #TopTenTuesday! The first post was very successful so I thought I would get a second post ready to share with everyone as I have plenty of other words I love to use in my reviews. It will be the same deal as last time, I will share the general definition of each word followed by a summary of why I enjoy using the word so much. If you have any words that you like to use in your reviews/posts then please share it with me in the comments. I hope you enjoy this post as much as last time and maybe I could put together a third instalment.

Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Words Part 2


Serving as, or being an essential part of, a foundation or basis; basic; underlying;
of, relating to, or affecting the foundation or basis; being an original or primary source. I use this a lot in non-fiction reviews. It is just one of those neat and emphatic words that highlights the importance of certain areas of a book. It is a word that stops people and tells them to listen well!


Causing astonishment or surprise; amazing. This one is quite self-explanatory but I use it quite a bit so I thought I should include it. I didn’t think I would be as astonished by books as I once was but there are still authors out there who blow my mind (Ed McDonald!)


Difficult to control or handle; wildly boisterous; turbulently active and noisy. Great word. If you can’t make time for Rambunctious then you need to lighten up. I have come across many an author or character who could be described as Rambunctious so it is good to have a word ready to sum them up.


Being more than is sufficient or required; Excessive; unnecessary or needless; Obsolete. possessing or spending more than enough or necessary; extravagant. I wish I could say that all authors are concise, succinct or unflamboyant but alas that is not true. That is why I am so grateful for this wonderful word!


Imparting inspiration; under the influence of inspiration; inspired; of or relating to inspiration. I am quite easily inspired so this is a frequent word in my reviews. I am constantly looking for sources of encouragement, thoughtfulness and motivation in many different books and I will always highlight those moments when I can.


To attract and hold the attention or interest of, as by beauty or excellence; enchant; Obsolete. To capture; subjugate. I am more about the capturing of interest than the actual capturing of anything else! I have read many captivating reads during my time as a blogger and if I am truly stopped in my tracks by a book then I am ready to break out this word. It is important to be captivated as much as possible in life.


Causing or inducing awe; inspiring an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, or fear; exhibiting or marked by awe; showing reverence, admiration, or fear; Slang. very impressive. This by far my most used word of all time on Always Trust In Books. It covers so many bases and can easily grab people’s attention. Awesome is a way of life and I find plenty of awesome moments within the pages of a book.


To give vigor to; fill with life and energy; energize. There have been moments when I reading that have really invigorated me (it is usually that or frustration). This is again more focused on non-fiction but I have read a few novels that have refreshed my perspective on this world no-end. If a book can get you up and walking around then this word is perfect.


The act or process of executing; the state or fact of being executed; the infliction of capital punishment or, formerly, of any legal punishment. Execution is obviously one of the most important areas of a novel, the writing kind not the beheading variety (though it does pop up), and I try and make sure to talk about it as much as I can. A well executed book is most welcome here at ATIB.


Of little or no importance; insignificant; trivial; inconsequent; illogical; irrelevant. As with Superfluous, there are many inconsequential moments in both fiction and NF. I only break this word out when I really have to but it is more often that I would usually like. I have been very frustrated at authors when they include parts of a book that don’t add anything to the overall experience. That includes all the ‘they killed the dog’ scenes in books, it has to stop!

Thank you as always for stopping by to check out my second #TopTenTuesday post all about the words I love to use in my reviews. The first instalment was very popular and I hope you enjoy this post just as much. This is actually my last top ten post as I am reducing it down to top five for now due to time constraints. Words are my absolute favourite subject when it comes to blogging. I hope to find a way to talk about them more in the future!


7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – My Favourite Words Used In Reviews Part 2 #Words #Writing #Reading #Books #Etymology

  1. Great post! The way you weave your words in your reviews always fascinates me and inspires me! This is such a delightful piece to read – I love it so much!

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