The folks at The Broke And The Bookish have challenged us to list those books we term underrated/hidden gems. I really hate the term underrated. It has such a negative feel to it. So I am choosing to focus on books that I consider hidden gems — books that many people may not know about, but would love if they gave them a chance. The last time I tackled a list like this was back in July when the Top 10 Tuesday theme was books with less than 2000 ratings on Goodreads. Well, most of the books I read fit in this category! Why? Perhaps readers are just not motivated to rate books. But ratings mean a lot to authors — it helps with visibility and ultimately sales of their books. If you love a book I encourage you to rate it!
So here is a list of books I read in the last half of 2016 with not a lot of stars following their titles. Many of them made my Best of 2016 list too. To find out what other bloggers consider hidden gems, click HERE.
Top 10 Hidden Gems
(Books with under 200 ratings on Goodreads)
The Cantaloupe Thief by Deb Richardson-Moore
A Day And A Life by Penelope Wilcock
The Fifth Column by Mike Hollow
Forest Child by Heather Day Gilbert
The Name I Call Myself by Beth Moran
Of Stillness And Storm by Michele Phoenix
The Raven by Mike Nappa
Since You’ve Been Gone by Christa Allan
When Death Draws Near by Carrie Stuart Parks
Within The Veil by Brandy Vallance