It’s been a few weeks since I’ve taken part in The Broke And The Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday, but this one intrigued me. I mean, books that I enjoyed that have under 2000 ratings on Goodreads.
My first thought was, how do I check how many ratings there are?
(Thankfully, they were kind enough to provide suggestions on their blog, and I used the first one, and it was simpler than I thought.)
My second thought was, did I actually enjoy these books?
Also – wow, I’ve read books that have A LOT of ratings…
Some of these books come from the same series, and some are books I read ages ago, but all are books I remember enjoying when I did read them.
- I read Bon Bon To Yoga Pants on Wattpad before it was published, and my god, was it worth the read. I loved it. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series, if I’m honest.
- Has there ever been a fairy tale reimagining I have not loved? Not really. Lili St Clair’s Tales Of Beauty And Madness series was fascinating. Wayfarer, the second in the series, is a Cinderella retelling, and what a retelling it was!
- Following that was the final in the series, a Little Red Riding Hood retelling called Kin. A little dark (but then they all are), and a lot of fun.
- I received Tales From A Tiny Room as a gift from my best friend. A signed copy of short stories by a Singaporean author. Being Singaporean myself, I have to admit that I went in with a hopeful and positive outlook. I was not disappointed.
- I’m still waiting on more in the Kate Stanley series by Jennifer Lee Carrell. Haunt Me Still was the second book in a mystery series revolving around secrets hidden in Shakespeare’s works. Much like how Dan Brown writes about secrets in history, except Shakespeare!
- The finale of Meagan Spooner’s Skylark trilogy was exactly the end I wanted. Lark Ascending ended on a hopeful note, answering almost all my questions but leaving enough questions for open interpretation to the future of the world.
- The enovella set before For Darkness Shows The Stars, Among The Nameless Stars, sets up the world and the story for the Persuasion retelling, and it’s just great. Highly recommended.
- I’m not usually one for reading published Austen fanfiction type stories, but I am and always have been fascinated by Mary Bennet’s story. Hence The Pursuit Of Mary Bennet, which was sweet and romantic in all the right ways.
- I find it a little shocking that Steadfast didn’t have more ratings. I loved the story, the world Claudia Gray has created.
- The finale of her series, Sorceress, was amazing, and I hope more people will read this series if only so I can yell about it more. (Hmm, maybe I should make a blog post just about this series… I do love it so. I’ve even made edits!)
And there you have it. My top ten books that are under rated on Goodreads. Have you read any of these? What are your top tens this week?