Happy Tuesday everyone! This week’s topic was a bit hard to pick from my past year of reads, so I went back the last two years.. It was hard because there are some books on this list that I have loved, and were featured on my best of the year list, but I felt could have used a bit more love and attention. So for 2015-2016.. here are my most underrated/hidden gem books!
Top Ten Underrated/Hidden Gem Books I’ve Read In The Past 2 Years
- Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety by Ann Y.K. Choi | Just as it was on my Top 10 of 2016, I am going to continue pushing this book. It was just so so so good. More people should read it.
- The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis | This might not be underrated but I honestly hadn’t heard a lot of talk about it.. it’s kinda skimming under the radar a bit, it seems.
- I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh | Another one of my top reads, I was genuinely surprised this wasn’t on the Goodreads choice awards for 2016. What a mystery!
- The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner | Also another book from my top 2016 reads. I truly feel this title may throw off potential readers as, I had previously mentioned, I had initially thought it was a fantasy novel and had never picked it up because of that thought. Nothing against fantasy novels.. just not what I was wanting to read.
- Still Mine by Amy Stuart | I had read this for the Hamilton Grit-Lit festival and really enjoyed it! Debut novel from a local author.
- Girl Man’s Up by M.E. Girard | Also a debut novel from a local author, this was a great story about finding one’s sexuality and battling the gender and cultural expectations posed on them.
- All It Takes by Sadie Monroe | This was from the year before, and is a debut novel from a friend of mine. Such a great New Adult story (and her second book comes out soon!)
- Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng | I had read this very early in 2015 and it has still stuck with me to this day. I think it picked up a bit of traction again when it came out in paperback, but it’s truly such a great story.
- Hungry Ghosts by Peggy Blair | The third in the Detective Ramirez series, this is a great Canadian/Cuban mystery.
- Grayson, Volume 1 by King, Seeley | Yes, it’s a graphic novel and I have absolutely no idea if it’s underrated or not, but I hadn’t really heard much about it until a few blogger friends told me about it. Great for fans of Robin/Nightwing!
And of course, what made your Top 10 list this week?
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