Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday - Books I Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads

I'm finally jumping on board with The Broke and the Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday posts, and I was very excited to see this week's topic - my top ten books on Goodreads with under 2000 ratings. This ended up being extremely simple to do and a lot of fun, and I was definitely surprised by some of the results! So without further ado, here are (according to Goodreads) some of my favorite underrated reads (in no particular order):

This one is still relatively new, but it's a gorgeous little story of a young girl who travels with a stranger throughout war-torn Europe. (Review)

I still can't quite believe this book hasn't become more popular, because not only is Koofi an immensely strong, inspiring character, but the story she tells is absolutely captivating.

I just recently finished this one (review is coming soon!) and I am immensely impressed. This is wonderfully written high fantasy with an abundance of political intrigue, well-developed characters, and constant plot twists.

Consequence is a raw, intense look at the experience of a U.S. interrogator in Iraq that I found riveting. It's not exactly a fun or light read, but it is definitely worth it. (Review)

I love historical fiction, especially when it's about intriguing historical figures. In this novel, Dunn uses the perspectives of both Anne Boleyn and Lucy Cornwallis, the king's confectioner, to tell the story of Anne's downfall. 

Okay, I read this one a long, long time ago, but I remember really loving it. Pip, the main character, is a really interesting character; he's a bit of a troublemaker (skipping class, etc.) and is told by his principal that he can either decide to attend class and see a counselor or be expelled. 

This was such an interesting story about two sisters who both chose extremely different paths and are now being reunited. Oh yeah, and one of them joined a nudist colony. (Review)

This story is told from the perspective of Arsinoe, Cleopatra's younger sister who is left behind in Alexandria by Cleopatra and her sister and must learn how to survive on her own in a brutal political climate. (Review)

Ah, Catherynne Valente, one of the queens of prose. This little book is full of fascinating characters and ideas that is meant to reinvent the classic "The Twelve Dancing Princesses."

This is a really cute story about a young orphan working at his family hotel that is slowly losing business. But then a special treasure if believed to be hidden there and suddenly all sorts of guests start showing up... (Review)

Bonus! (because I had to)
Persians by Aeschylus
Okay, so I know this isn't exactly an exciting novel or anything, but I was so surprised to find it had under 2000 ratings that I felt compelled to put it here. It's a short little play depicting the Persian side of things during the Persian War. 


  1. Interesting! I have an Anne Boleyn book in my list! https://coffeeandcatsblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/top-ten-tuesday-1/

    1. How interesting! I may need to pop over and check that one out. :)