Top Ten Tuesday: Underappreciated books I love
It’s been two years since I last wrote a post about all of the underappreciated books I love, but it’s still one of the most fun lists I’ve ever made so I’m glad that I get to write a follow up.
The topic for this week specifically mentions books with less than 2000 ratings, but all of these have less than 50 reviews! They’re all books that I’ve given either four or five stars, so I highly recommend each and every one of them.
10) Never Forget by Richard Davis – 39 reviews
I took part in the Saul Marshall blog tour back in February 2017, and although I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first book I was hooked by the second novel.
9) On the Origin of Species by Sabina Radeva – 20 reviews
Adapting Charles Darwin’s iconic work for a younger audience, the illustrations and writing throughout On the Origin of Species is an absolute delight. Highly educational and entertaining – the perfect blend.
8) Polaris Awakening – 19 reviews
I read and reviewed Polaris Awakening way back in 2015, so I’m surprised I haven’t featured it on one of these lists before. Because it’s been so long, I can’t remember much about any of the stories that featured in it, but I gave it four stars so I must have enjoyed it a decent amount.
7) Scared To Death by Anthony Horowitz – 16 reviews
Scared To Death was the first Anthony Horowitz book I’d ever read, and I loved it. Short horror stories for teenagers that actually have surprising twists in them? My favourites!
6) Amazing Women by Lucy Beevor and Sarah Green – 15 reviews
I’m surprised only 15 people have reviewed Amazing Women, because I was blown away by the illustrations and the succinct biographies of 101 women who have done inspirational things throughout history.
5) The STIG Plays a Dangerous Game by Jon Claydon and Tim Lawler – 11 reviews
My boyfriend suggested that I accepted the invite to the blog tour for this book because he’s a huge Top Gear fan. I thought I was going to end up enjoying it a lot less than he did, but it was impossible to resist giving it five stars – it plays with a lot of stereotypes, and the story is perfect for the target audience.
4) Here Be Witches by Sarah Mussi – 10 reviews
I wasn’t a huge fan of the first book in the Snowdonia Chronicles, but the second installment completely won me over. The third book in the series hasn’t been released yet, but I’m eagerly anticipating it – if the improvement between books one and two is anything to go by, book three is going to be stellar.
3) See, Touch, Feel! by Roger Priddy – 5 reviews
A board book which I read with my little one. We’ve read a lot of picture and board books together, but none of them have captivated her as quickly as See, Touch, Feel! which has a variety of bright colours in interesting patterns and textures.
2) Jackson Saves an Owl by Darren Garwood – 3 reviews
Back in October, I hosted a stop on the Jackson Saves an Owl blog tour. I was blown away by the way Darren Garwood told such an inspirational story, and I hope this picture book finds its way into more people’s hands.
1) Mossbelly MacFearsome and the Dwarves of Doom by Alex Gardiner – 2 reviews
I reviewed Mossbelly MacFearsome and the Dwarves of Doom last week, but I was only the second person to review it on Goodreads. It’s only been out for a few weeks so it’s not too surprising, but it would be great to see more people getting on board with this fun middle grade adventure.
I hope you enjoyed this Top Ten Tuesday! Are you planning on reading and rating any of these underappreciated titles?