Tuesday, July 5, 2016

10 Books I Enjoyed With Under 2,000 Goodreads Ratings

Ten Books I Enjoyed With Under
2,000 Goodreads Ratings
(Feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

It was fun to go back and look at the ratings on some of the books I've read and loved.  I tried to keep newer books off the list, wanting to give them time to get the ratings they deserve.  So, you're welcome.  I'm not going to gush about My Lady Jane again.  (Have you read it yet?  Why not?  Go read it!!!!!!) 

Here are 10 titles that didn't get the ratings they deserve.  Go check one out at your local library, and lets see those ratings go up!

(259 ratings)  I enjoyed "space fiction" before this book, but I LOVED it after.  It sparked my current reading obsession.  Both witty and exciting like Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, this could very well be your new favorite :)

2) Two Parties, One Tux, and a Very Short Film about the Grapes of Wrath by Steven Goldman
(469 ratings) An underappreciated gem about friendship.  The first chapter had me rolling with laughter and it kept getting better after that.

3) Cupid: A Tale of Love by Julius Lester
(736 ratings) The first Julius Lester book I read, but definitely not the last.  This one was light and romantical (as a story about cupid should be :)) 

4) Shutter by Courtney Alameda
(1,530 ratings) This one deserves SO many more ratings.  It's still "newish" so there's time.  It's creepy, and scary, and extremely exciting.  You should totally read this one, or wait until October for a spooky Halloween read.

5) Mothership by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal
(1,059 ratings) Sigh.  I book talk this one to death, but I can never get a teen to read it.  It does make its way off the shelves on occasion, but I never get the opportunity to share my love with someone who has read it.  So, maybe you could read it so we can talk...

6) The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp
(1,582 ratings) Not my most favorite book ever, but worth a read.  A boy disguised as a highwayman and a faerie princess on the run from evil forces.  Yeah - it's worth a read.

7) The New Policeman by Kate Thompson
(1,919 ratings)  Just made the cut :)  I have a completely understandable obsession with Ireland (what with the fancy accents, lush scenery, and interesting folklore).  What happens when you find yourself in Tir na nOg, the land of the fairies, where time isn't on your side?

8) Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance by Brendan Halpin
(1,520 ratings) The romance seemed real on their popular TV show, but in real life, Jenna and Jonah's romance is one big publicity stunt.  It's fluff, yes, but it's fun fluff.

9) Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby
(1,413 ratings) A heartbreaking coming-of-age story with one of the most terrifying villains I've come across.  A beautiful debut by Hannah Barnaby.

10) If We Survive by Andrew Klavan
(1,253 ratings) This was a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat adventure about a group of teens on a mission trip in Costa Verde caught in a deadly revolution.  The jungle is a very scary place, especially when you're being hunted by militant revolutionaries.

1 comment:

  1. I've been trying to read Shutter for awhile. I really need to start reading that book! Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday!


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