Howdy to everyone! Hope your day is going splendid and that your week has started off well.
This weeks theme is all about finding those diamonds in the rough. Though upon looking through my Read list I realized, most books I have read have way more than 2,000 ratings. It honestly makes me want to find more books where fewer people have heard of them.
With so few to choose from, these weren’t all books I LOVED, but at least 4 stars and enjoyed overall. Here’s to Top Ten Tuesday!
Evenfall (Shadowfire #1)
By Gaja J. Kos & Boris Kos
Number of ratings: 161
I called this book, a tale of two stories. It was almost a DNF til about half-way, then I felt like I was reading a whole new tale and it ended really well! I was lucky enough to receive this from Netgalley and I am looking forward to book two.
by: Chelsea Dyreng
Number of ratings: 177
Unfortunately, I read this four years ago and hadn’t gotten into review writing quite yet. From what I remember it was a romance filled with a lot of allegories. A big theme of redemption that will tug at your heart strings. I even hosted this as a book club book at my house!
The Wren Hunt
by: Mary Watson
Number of ratings: 675
I read this through Netgalley and thought this was so stinkin’ good! (Review here). I’m actually really surprised it has such a small amount of ratings. It was loosely based on Romeo & Juliet. I found it a unpredictable and stayed up way too late flying through this book. Did I mention the romance is my favorite trope? Hate to lovers!!
What the Wind Knows
by: Amy Harmon
Number of ratings: 1,327
I finished this a few weeks ago, this was one on the list that I LOVED. Oh so good. Swoon-worthy romance, beautiful writing and a heartfelt story. Makes me want to discover my own history.
Sweet Black Waves (SWB #1)
by: Kristina Pérez
Number of ratings: 777
I happened to go into this without knowing the legend behind it, and honestly, I think that made me love it even more. I had no expectations. And wow, holy twists Batman! I saw none of that coming, and can’t believe I still have to wait til the fall for the next book.
Where the Watermelons Grow
by: Cindy Baldwin
Number of ratings: 821
This book is all about mental health. This sweet daughter struggles to deal with her Mom having schizophrenia. A lot of poignant moments and tough conversations. Books like these are important, and as this is a children’s book (recommended for 8-12) , I thought it was all approached in a thoughtful way.
A Thousand Perfect Notes
by: C.G. Drews
Number of ratings: 1,774
Ooo, this book will make you want to throw things. It is a heart-breaking, growing-up story that was fabulous. It was her debut novel and I am stoked to order her next one!
The Lost Queen (The LQ Trilogy #1)
by: Signe Pike
Number of ratings: 1,830
A little known historical fiction/fantasy based off of the wizard Merlin, but focusing on his sister, Languoreth. If you take this as a fantasy only, I think you’ll really enjoy it. There’s romance, war, and making hard decisions.
Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy #1)
By: Emily A. Duncan
Number of ratings: 521
While I figure this will actually eventually have more than 2,000 ratings since it isn’t out yet, BUT that means I can currently use it for this TTT. Y’all, this book is good. I’m excited to see where the series goes. A solid foundation has been built.
Pride & Prejudice: Baby Counter
by: Jennifer Adams & Alison Oliver
Number of ratings: 1,239
Okay, adding this because it is totally adorable. If you have kids and love P&P I would definitely look into this board book! My babe loves it and I found it really clever. [I was also basically out of few ratings books too *shrugs*]
Have you read any of these? What’s one of your few rating favorites? Let’s talk in the comments!