Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/ meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This weeks topic is another I was super excited about, as it means I get to talk about all of the underrated books that I adore. So many of the books on this list are favourites of mine that I am desperate for more people to read for themselves, as they are all such beautiful stories that deserve so much more love than they currently receive.
So here are seven of my favourite hidden gems!
I have not stopped talking about this book since I read it a few months ago, and for very good reason, because this book deserves so much more love! It is a beautiful story about two foster brothers reuniting as they each face their own struggles, and is emotional and heartwarming books I have read in a long time.
This is another that I have been talking about non-stop for the past few months, because I can not believe that more people have not picked up this spectacular book up yet. Not only is it such a heart-warming story with fantastic characters, but it also has amazing diversity and writing that will keep you reading from the offset.
If you are currently in a reading slump, or simply want a book to motivate you to read that little bit more, then this is definitely one to pick up. This time travel story following Nix and her father’s crew as they return to Hawaii in an attempt to save her mother is addictive and fast paced in the best possible way, with beautiful settings and a plot that will draw you in from the very first page.
Although Maggie Stiefvater is not someone I would call an underrated author, this particular book by her is definitely a hidden gem of hers. The atmosphere she manages to create with her magical writing instantly envelopes in this world of dangerous races and mystery, with this story another that I urge more people to pick up and adore for themselves.
I hardly ever hear this beautiful historical fiction novel even mentioned, let alone recommended anywhere near as much as it should be, as I adore absolutely everything about this story. Not only is the concept so unique and intriguing, but the story itself deals with so many different topics including racism, poverty and sexuality, all of which is brought to life through Brockenbrough’s gorgeous writing style that suits this story perfectly.
This is one of my old favourites, and for very good reason, as this book is a amazing story that follows four different students as their lives all begin to intertwine after the discovering that an asteriod is on course to hit earth in just a few months. I adored the relationship between all of the characters, and Tommy Wallach’s writing style, and so I would love for more people to discover this hidden gem for themselves.
Similarly to The Scorpio Races, this is one where so many people know of and love The Book Thief, yet few talk about this amazing book. It is another beautiful story about life and the relationships between people, which accompanied by Markus Zusak’s gorgeous writing style makes this book another heart-warming read.
What are some of your favourite hidden gem books? What books do you think deserve more love? Have you read any of these – what did you think? Do you agree with my choices?