Top Ten Tuesday | Underrated Bookish Gems (That you Should Totally Read)
Sometimes the prompts the Broke and Bookish ladies ask us to put together beg to be broken. Not because they aren’t awesome inspiration, but because as a blogger, we cannot think of ten books to fit inside the parameter of the rules.
Broke and Bookish January 17 | Ten Underrated/Hidden Gem Books I've Read In The Past Year Or So (up to you if you want it to be those published in the past year or so or just ANY underrated book you've read recently) – Broke and Bookish
You see, I don’t think I’ve read many underrated gems in the last year. But… WAIT. Before you read into this, don’t mistake me, I’ve read many a GEM in the last year (just have a look at my Best of 2016 reads if you don’t believe me or search my Book Review tag – where you are sure to find lots of gush-y reviews), I’m just not sure many are (technically?) underrated. Plus I’m trying to steer clear of the books I read in the last year due to an awards program I’m involved with. While one or two from the last year are sure to appear here, most are sure to be reads I enjoyed from years before.
Let’s get this party started.
1. Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton | Really enjoyed Brodi’s hot-off-the-press release. It was a kind of Veronica Mars meets Ally Carter story that was fun to experience. Average (Godreads) Rating: ★★★.35 Amazon | Goodreads
2. Split Ends by Kristen Billerbeck | Going way back into my reading history with this one! In fact, I don’t remember much about it save for the fact that I did enjoy its brand of happy. Average (Goodreads) Rating: ★★★.62 Amazon | Goodreads
3. To Get to You by Joanne Bischof | Joanne is a talented author to say the least, but she broke a typical mold with this YA “road trip” novel. The main reason being the first-person POV is from the perspective of the male character. Average (Goodreads) Rating: ★★★★.61 Amazon | Goodreads
4. All Fall Down by Ally Carter | Considering the popularity of her Gallagher series, this new series is overlooked a great deal. Or it seems to be. Perhaps it’s not fair since I haven’t read the famous GG books, but I thought this book was really quite good. Average (Goodreads) Rating: ★★★.81 Amazon | Goodreads
6. Remembrance by Michelle Madow | I think I just featured this one not long ago, but I’m using it again. For reasons. Here are a few. A.) Time travel, B.) Taylor Swift (inspired by), and C.) a swoony romance. What more does one need? Average (Goodreads) Rating: ★★★.75 Amazon | Goodreads
7. Anomaly by Krista McGee | A unique dystopian, the details of this one are fuzzy (because I read it so long ago), but I can tell you with a clear mind, I enjoyed this novel. Average (Goodreads) Rating: ★★★.72 Amazon | Goodreads
8. Hello, Goodbye and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith | Yep, I “been there, done that” in my gushing over this book. I’ll just go without saying anything else. (Except, you know, this is a good read!) Average (Gooreads) Rating: ★★★.65 Amazon | Goodreads
9. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks | This is one of Sparks’ most “underrated” in terms of Goodreads reviews. It’s actually one of my favorites; I loved the all-encompassing way Travis loves Gabby, through the good times, and bad. Something novels/movies don't seem to portray nowadays. What’s your favorite by him? Average (Goodreads) Rating:★★★.99 Amazon | Goodreads
10. Made to Last by Melissa Tagg | Super cute, super romantic and super adorable. (Do these things mean all the same thing!?) Plus, as a classic movie buff, Melissa wrote this as a kind of re-imagining of Christmas in Connecticut – sans all those babies. Which is a huge improvement on the original story. Bravo! Average (Goodreads) Rating:★★★.97 Amazon | Goodreads