Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Underrated Books

Here’s the prompt for Top Ten Tuesday this week:

Top Ten Books We Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings on Goodreads (we've done underrated books a bunch of times in the past 6 years but thanks to Lenore at Celebrity Readers for suggesting this topic as a new way to talk about underrated books especially when underrated is subjective. An easy way to find this -- go to Goodreads, your read list, at the top of your read list where it says settings you can add a column for # of ratings, then you can sort by that. If you aren't a Goodreads user you can look up books you think are underrated and see what their # of reviews is on Goodreads? Or if that's too hard you can spin it some other way!)

So, following the directions, there are only 8 books that make the cut! Apparently, I read a lot of popular books. Maybe I should go off the beaten path every now and then. Interestingly, eight of the nine are on my Must Reads shelf: 

http://bookedupandbossy.blogspot.com/2016/05/book-review-slipping.htmlBook titles link to my review, if I did one.

Slipping by Cathleen Davitt Bell (107 ratings) – Loved this book of a boy who is trying to figure out why he is connected to his dead grandfather’s ghost.

http://bookedupandbossy.blogspot.com/2016/03/3-theme-thursday-kickass-women.htmlIn Fidelity by M.J.Rose (152 ratings) – I have almost no recollection of this book. I read it before I was blogging or attempting to remember books in any way… Apparently, I loved it because not only is it on my Must Reads shelf, I also gave it 5 stars.

http://bookedupandbossy.blogspot.com/2016/03/3-theme-thursday-kickass-women.htmlAbroad by Katie Crouch (955 ratings) – I didn’t do a review for this book, but my Goodreads comment is thus: So good. Top 5 of the year, so far.

Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen (1,036 ratings) - interesting and  weird.

The Girl with the Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson (1,148 ratings) – We need diverse books, y’all. And hopefully they are all as good as this one about a young girl trapped in her father’s shadow in more ways than one.
The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle (1,230 ratings) – I have been internally raving about this book for a few weeks. It’s a great LGBT, new adult read.

http://bookedupandbossy.blogspot.com/2016/04/page-turners-March2016.htmlThe Fair Fight by Anna Freeman (1,349 ratings) – I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book of women boxers and prostitutes.

The Weight of Feathers by Anna- Marie McLemore (1,715) – utterly predictable and lovely. I recommended it as a page turner book.

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