This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is Top Ten Underrated Books I’ve Read ! The original topic is to pick a genre, but I decided instead to go with an overall category from the books I have read. I also decided to go to goodreads and look at those books that I have read and enjoyed with under 5,000 ratings. These are all books that I believe deserve more attention and love! This was a little hard to find because I feel like I haven’t branched out and read a lot of underrated books, so these aren’t all 5 stars, but each is unique and worth a read.
♥ Scandalous Women: The Lives and Loves of History’s Most Notorious Women
by Elizabeth Kerri Mahon
I absolutely adored this book. It is a nonfiction that focuses on women of the past. The writing is real and witty. It was so much fun to read and made me want to read more not only by Mahon but about these Scandalous Women!
♥ Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas
This was a unique and brilliant science fiction novel about two unlikely friends. I am a little bias about this book because it was written by a family friends, but I believe it deserves so much more attention because it is unlike anything I have ever read.
♥ Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
This was not the best book or even best Alice in Wonderland retelling I have read but it was quite enjoyable and I am interested to see what is to come next in the second book. This book focuses on the Queen of Hearts a story we have not heard much of before.
♥ Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate
Seven Ways We Lie is an interesting high school drama story told from the perspective of seven different main characters. As a scandalous controversy plagues the school it seems to add more drama and conflict to the lives of these seven students. Each is dealing with their own struggles and consequences of their actions.
♥ Volition by Lily Paradis
Beautifully twisted…A novel that shocks and surprises, and is not your typical love story. A gripping read filled with complex characters, dark humor and lyrical writing that leaves you wanting more! Paradis produced a story that carried a lot of emotion that dealt with love, relationships, and the darkness that surrounds death and the mark it leaves on those who have escaped it.
♥ Inspire by Cora Carmack
Overall I found this book to be unique and an interesting new adult paranormal romance novel. It definitely has a gripping ending that had me completely hooked and needing the next installment. It has some intense relationships layered with issues and secrets. I could have used some more mythology and paranormal aspects, but found what was presented to be intriguing. It is heavy on the romance and can feel a little insta loving at times but it works with the events of the story.
What are some great underrated books and authors that you absolutely love or deserve so much more attention?