Hello! Today is Tuesday, so that means… TOP TEN TUESDAY!
This is a feature hosted by Broke and Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Underrated Books Of the Past Year (Or So). So, here’s mine!
- Sappho by Mary Barnard
Sappho was an incredible (FEMALE!) Greek poet, and her writings are absolutely beautiful. The translation I read was by Mary Barnard, and I really really enjoyed it (and it was printed beautifully too; I’m going to scour to try and get my own copy, as I borrowed it from the library). I’m going to be doing a post on Sappho in the future because her poetry is great.
- Tinder by Sally Gardner
Tinder is one of the scariest books I have ever read. Well, creepiest. Oh my gosh. It is so creepy but SO GOOD and I can’t believe more people haven’t talked about this?! I literally had to stay up to read this because I was too scared to sleep without knowing what happened.
- Popular: Vintage Wisdom for the Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen
I read this book late last year, but it was actually a reread. I also read it in one night. I cannot stress how much I love this book and how much I admire Maya!
- Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe
I saw this book and picked it up because it was pretty, but it soon became a favourite. It’s a true story about Lucy and how she met her then-girlfriend (*sobs*). Anyway, it’s a great book, and she’s a big voice in the LGBT community on YouTube. I think? She’s on Twitter, anyway.
- Florence & Giles by John Harding
BLOOMIN HECK. This is one of the best thrillers I have read. It’s the right amount of creepy and thriller-y, and it’s wonderful – you should definitely read it. The sequel, THE GIRL WHO COULDN’T READ, is also very good but not as good!
- Book of Lies by Teri Terry
I don’t really know if this is ‘underrated’, but I think that it’s a book that doesn’t get pumped up enough in the YA community, but IT WAS GREAT. SUCH a good thriller, and I really loved the ending.
- Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Proof of how much I love this book: I even bought it for my friend for her birthday (hiya there, Nicky). This. This is the type of book I want to write. It is just so brilliant, and I would definitely recommend it.
- Fairytale Retellings series by Jackson Pearce
Kinda cheating because it’s 4 books, but I read the first a few years ago and book 4 last year, but I recommend all of them. SISTERS RED remains my favourite out of all 4, but they are fantastic. I gave all of them a full 5 stars.
- Magnus Chase series by Rick Riordan
Again, I’m not sure if it’s underrated this series, but I do think that all Riordan books are a little underrated when it comes to big coporations. I WANT MY PERCY JACKSON MERCH, DAMMIT! *ahem* Anyway, Magnus Chase is SO DIVERSE it is absolutely fantastic, and you should DEFINITELY go and read it, esp. book 2.
- The Paper Magician by Charlie M Holmberg
This one was actually a really good book. Oftentimes, I read a book and then forget what happened, but with this one? I can actually remember what happened! I really want to read the rest in the trilogy.
So there you have it! What books are on your list? Do you agree with any on mine? 🙂