Happy Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s prompt is about underrated books, and I am super excited to share this list of ten books I loved that have less than 2,000 Goodreads ratings.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme run by That Artsy Reader Girl.
Also, before we begin, I also wanted to mention that today is Blossoms and Bullet Journals’ second birthday!! I wanted to write a whole blogiversary post for Saturday, but that obviously didn’t happen, so I’ll just say now: thank you all for taking the time to read this blog and for making the last two years incredible. 🙂
Now, on to the post!
Note: book covers link to their respective Goodreads pages.
The Way the Light Bends | Cordelia Jensen | This novel in verse is so beautiful and I loved the themes of family and art. You can read my review and author interview here!
Salt | Hannah Moskowitz | Salt is such a soft, quiet book about siblings and pirates and monster hunting. Review here!
The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls | Jessica Spotswood | OMG I could not put this book down. This one’s also about family (I’m sensing a trend?) and it’s such a fun and addictive summer book with a ton of diversity and pop culture references. (YA books! Hamilton!) Also, I convinced Olivia to read it and she loved it too!! I’m so proud of myself. You can see by book review and character aesthetics here!
Fresh Ink | Edited by Lamar Giles | This collection of #OwnVoices stories traverses many genres and types of diversity and contains a ton of gems, my favorites being the stories by Nicola Yoon, Schuyler Bailar, Walter Dean Myers, and Aminah Mae Safi. You can read my review here!
Half a World Away | Cynhia Kadohata | I read this upper-middle grade novel a long time ago, but I remember it being incredibly powerful and heartbreaking. (Like, I’m pretty sure I sobbed.)
A Thousand Perfect Notes | C.G. Drews | Okay, I feel like most people in this YA book community know of this book, but I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to shout about this amazing book! This novel is also really sad but so, so good. You can read my review here!
Heartstopper | Alice Oseman | You’ve probably heard me talk before about Heartstopper, which is only the most adorable romance webcomic-turned-graphic novel.
The Disasters | M.K. England | This space opera deserves SO MUCH hype. It’s so fun and diverse and I absolutely loved it! You can see my post for its blog tour (complete with character aesthetics) here.
Kids Like Us | Hilary Reyl | Kids Like Us is so sweet. It’s set in France, which is super cool, and I also loved the amount of food that the author managed to squeeze into the story. (There was a lot and it all sounded delicious.)
The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth | Ian Lendler & Zack Giallongo | I really appreciated this graphic novel in which a group of zoo animals puts on the play Macbeth (especially because I had just finished reading the original play for my English class). I think a lot of people will get a kick out of it, both younger kids and older readers!
Thanks so much for reading! Now let me know in the comments: what are some of your favorite underrated books? Have you read any of the ones on my list?