Top Ten Tuesday was originally put together by The Broke and the Bookish and has been taken over by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Hidden Gems — aka books that deserve some more recognition! For this one, I sorted my “read” shelf by “number of ratings” ascending and chose some four to five star books that I feel more people should read!
Policing the Black Man
This is a really wonderful collection of essays about the history of racism in the US. I personally felt I learned a lot from it!
I don’t usually read MG books, but the cover sold me on this one. On top of that, it’s a quick read and it has queer characters in it. I was surprised to see it had so few reviews (only 43 at the time of writing this post)!
A Cat Named Darwin
I don’t have a review for this one, since I read it before I started writing reviews, but I adored this! It’s a really sweet story about the author’s adoption of a stray cat and I cried at the end and I’ve actually been meaning to reread it again soon.
I’m Not Missing
A very compelling story about love and loss. It contains a nice mix of fluff and serious issues, and I’m again surprised that this one didn’t gain more of a following!
Eden was very interesting because it explored the aftermath of trauma rather than guiding the reader only through the trauma itself. I can see how this one wouldn’t necessarily be for everyone, but I also think it’s certainly worth a read if the concept interests you.