Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Theme:
Books With Less Than
2000 Ratings on Goodreads
There were so many books that just passed the 2k rating benchmark that I sadly could not sing praises for them that fit in the constraints of this prompt.
The Blackthorn Key (Sands)
MG. Puzzles. Bromance. Pigeon feels (I’m serious). Mystery/conspiracy. I cried.
The Alex Crow (Smith)
YA. Four POVs. Genre bending; part historical, inklings of science-fiction, contemporary basis, and lots of weird [“uhhh??”] shit. Sexual innuendos for days. Robotic crows too.
The Great American Whatever (Federle)
YA. LGBT Contemporary. A cinephiles dream. Sassy lead with memorable quotes. I heard the audiobook is good with Federle narrating.
Sunset Rising (McEachern)
YA. Girl from the Pits (re lower class) is employed to work in the royal court. Love triangle fun times.
A Trick of the Light (Metzger)
YA. Boy dealing with anorexia. Fully narrated by the eating disorder. Family struggles.
Backward Glass (Lomax)
MG. Time travel forward/back by stepping through mirrors. Layered world building and vivid portrayal of time periods. An urban legend come to life. Mystery and suspense.
Julia Vanishes (Egan)
YA. Heroine thief can disappear from the another’s vision on will. Is employed to spy on a home where interesting characters live. Death is coming; it searches. Supernatural fantasy.
True Letters of a Fictional Life (Logan)
YA. Male LGBT version of Han’s “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” I think? Coming of age. Friendship and family struggles.
Dublin in the Rain (Critchley)
Adult. Contemporary. A book recanting the downfall and reconstruction of relationships, basically. Ireland’s enchanting scenery plays a key role in the near magical realism of this story.
YA. School shooting. Canadian setting. Multi POV and narrative approach. Diverse and intersectional cast. Minimal heroics as police are still [somewhat] competent.
Have you used any of these? Have I missed some quotes?
Let me know!