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 books I loved with fewer than 2000 Goodreads ratings. I love boosting lesser-known books, so I sorted my “favorites shelf” by ratings (ascending) and here they are!
I read this quite a long time ago, but I remember adoring it. I know I sobbed at the end. And it’s about a cat. So, I definitely need to reread it.
This is a book of short stories that I just adored. I picked it up pretty much just for the cover, but it was so worth it. This is another book I’m hoping to reread soon.
I love this so much that I’ve read this twice already. This is a collection of written pieces put together by students. It includes short stories, poetry, non-fiction, even a transcript for a Welcome to Night Vale episode. I found a lot of these pieces super hard-hitting, and I just love the cover. I’ve been meaning to pick up more of these collections, actually!
I read this in my Deviance, Norms, and Social Control class during college and found it quite fascinating. It’s a non-fiction book about a man who engineered an arguably more effective way of combating gun violence in the US. Again, I gotta reread this to see what I think of it today.
I’ve brought this book up several times now, but I still find it worth promoting! I got the ebook in a kindle deal and just adored it. I’ve said forever that I was gonna pick up the first book in the collection — and am going to request it from the library right now. I found almost all of the stories incredibly compelling. If you’re looking for some good horror short stories, please pick this up.
What are some of your favorite hidden gems??