Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Underrated Books

Top Ten Tuesday was created and is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This week's topic is underrated books - the ones that don't get nearly enough love and attention as they should.

(In no particular order)

1. Prisoners In The Palace by Michaela MacColl. Before this novel, I wouldn't touch historical fiction with a ten foot pole. But this one showed me that not all of them will be boring and confusing and unenjoyable. If you're like me, pick this one up ASAP!

2. Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton. This is one of the best YA fantasy novels ever, in my opinion. And great fantasies in YA are extremely rare nowadays.

3. Teach Me by R.A Nelson. I feel like this is one of the more realistic 'teacher and student' books out there. But it's also really powerful and I definitely think more people should read it!

4. Massive by Julia Bell. This book is so intense. I picked it when I was about fourteen or fifteen because it seemed like I could relate to the main character and was definitely overwhelmed with all of the raw emotions and situations.

5. Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando. I'm so saddened by how few of my fellow book lovers haven't read this. It's absolultely amazing. And it's a perfect read for summer, so jump on that now before it starts getting cold!

6. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh. Um, if you haven't read this ... why? What are you doing? Go buy it or get it from the library or borrow it from a friend. As soon as humanely possible.

7. This Gorgeous Game by Donna Freitas. Creepy, emotional, powerful AND captures all of the feelings of being an aspiring writer. This one kind of got swept under the radar when it released but I really recommend you all check it out!

Only seven for this week, but I can't really think of more. If I do, I'll be sure to add them.

Thoughts? Any of these on your list? Comment and let me know!


  1. Ah, I haven't read any of those! They all sound fab though - I especially want to read Tyger Tyger and Nevermore. Thanks for sharing :).

  2. I really want to read 'Prisoners in the Palace'. I've seen 'Tyger Tyger' on a couple of lists now -- perhaps I will have to check it out!!

    My Top Ten

  3. I agree with you about Nevermore--read it and its was much better than I expected it. Loved the gorgous game too.

  4. I've heard of all of these but I've only read one. Interesting choices!

  5. Love the new layout Katie! =) I really need to get my hands on Teach Me. I've always wanted to read something about a student/teacher relationship.

  6. Yes to Teach Me! So many people have read Throat by R.A. Nelson and just ignored her other works. Great choices!

    Here's my Top Ten: http://bit.ly/qqOf7F

  7. I want to read Teach Me, keep putting it off but I agree it is not well known or talked about.

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