Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books We Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads.
This is such a fun topic! Being a numbers geek, I had way too much fun sorting my Goodreads shelves by my stars and then by the number of ratings, looking for books I gave either 4 or 5 stars that deserve way more attention than they’ve gotten so far. And then I decided to make it a bit more of a challenge, and picked only books with under 1,000 ratings.
Here are 10 books I really enjoyed, all with not nearly enough ratings:
1) Gathering Storm by Maggie Craig (review): This historical novel about Jacobites in Edinburgh is perfect for Outlander fans! (30 ratings)
2) Harrowgate by Kate Maruyama (review): Good, creepy, spooky horror. (530 ratings)
3) Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett (review): I’ve been raving a lot about this one! A relatively new release about an Australian whaling village, it’s much more entertaining than you might guess just by reading the description. (I loved it.) (564 ratings)
4) All the Winters After by Seré Prince Halverson (review): A beautiful novel that totally fed my Alaska obsession. (597 ratings)
5) Blue Stars by Emily Gray Tedrowe (review): A moving look at military veterans and their families. (315 ratings)
6) A Late Divorce by A. B. Yehoshua: This Israeli author’s writing is so gorgeous! I read this book ages ago, but always remember how powerful the story is. (275 ratings)
7) The Outlandish Companion, Volume II by Diana Gabaldon: See, I managed to sneak an Outlander book into my list this week! This reference volume is a must for fans of the series. I wrote a detailed post about what’s inside, here. (530 ratings)
8) Depth by Lev AC Rosen (review): Just an amazing sci fi noir detective story set in a flooded New York after the oceans of the world have risen. The descriptions of the city alone would make this book worthwhile, but add to that a terrific mystery, and it’s a must. (335 ratings)
9) The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man’s Canyon by S. S. Taylor (review): This is a smart, fun middle grade read that’s perfect for kids (and their adults) who enjoy brainy, daring adventure. I can’t believe more people haven’t read it! (789 ratings)
10) The Steep & Thorny Way by Cat Winters (review): Cat Winters has quickly become one of my favorite authors. This retelling of Hamlet is powerful and surprising, and deserves to be widely read! (517 ratings)
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