[Top Ten Tuesday] – #115 – Books With Less Than 2000 Ratings on Goodreads

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

Initial Thoughts:

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.

(No. of ratings as of 7/5/2016: 1799)

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.

(No. of ratings as of 7/5/2016: 1330)

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.

(No. of ratings as of 7/5/2016: 1300)

Sunset Rising (McEachern)

YA. Girl from the Pits (re lower class) is employed to work in the royal court. Love triangle fun times.

(No. of ratings as of 7/5/2016: 1077)

A Trick of the Light (Metzger)

YA. Boy dealing with anorexia. Fully narrated by the eating disorder. Family struggles.

(No. of ratings as of 7/5/2016: 744)

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.

(No. of ratings as of 7/5/2016: 192)

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.

(No. of ratings as of 7/5/2016: 202)

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.

(No. of ratings as of 7/5/2016: 188)

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.

(No. of ratings as of 7/5/2016: 125)

Shooter (Pignat)

YA. School shooting. Canadian setting. Multi POV and narrative approach. Diverse and intersectional cast. Minimal heroics as police are still [somewhat] competent.

(No. of ratings as of 7/5/2016: 74)


Have you used any of these? Have I missed some quotes?

Let me know!


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9 thoughts on “[Top Ten Tuesday] – #115 – Books With Less Than 2000 Ratings on Goodreads”

  1. I can’t say I’ve read any of these but there are plenty I want to check out. Shooter sounds like a good one and I don’t remember the last time I read a book set in Canada that covers a school shooting so I’ll add that to the tbr pile. 😀


  2. I listened to the audiobook for The Great American Whatever and I honestly didn’t like it or the story very much. It was just okay. LOL. I also attempted The Alex Crow and just could not do it and DNF it.


  3. Sadly, I haven’t read any of these. There are a couple I’m interested in, though. The Great American Whatever, A Trick of the Light, and you really got my interest with the whole “pigeon feels” thing and that fact that you actually cried for The Blackhorn Key.


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