Hello! Today is Top Ten Tuesday – A weekly bookish list created by The Broke and the Bookish! It has been way too long since I’ve participated in TTT! It feels good to be doing it again. 🙂 This week’s topic is:
Top Ten Books I Wish Had More Hype
1. A Great and Terrible Beauty
While there is quite a bit of a following for this series, A Great and Terrible Beauty is still worthy of so much more. There is so much magic, adventure, and intrigue! Also, there was going to be a movie but from what I heard, apparently it was cancelled because it was too female and there wasn’t enough romance?? 🙄 Seriously, these books would have made great movies! Everyone should go read this series. 💁
2. On Pointe
On Pointe is such an absolutely gorgeous book! I don’t know if it touched me so much because I love ballet, but this book was just so meaningful and beautiful to me. I’ve never met anyone else who has read it, but I can’t recommend this one enough!
3. House of Dark Shadows/Dreamhouse Kings series
The Dreamhouse Kings series is filled with so much action, adventure, and time travel! It’s one of those series that once you start reading you do not want to stop. Plus, the chapters are super short, which I, personally, love!
4. The Future of Us
I know this book has received somewhat mixed reviews, but for me, I loved it! I found the plot to be so unique, and I just really enjoyed The Future of Us, and I feel like it definitely deserves to be talked about more. 🙂
5. Jane of Lantern Hill
Everybody loves Anne of Green Gables, myself included, but LM Montgomery wrote so many other wonderful books as well! I found Jane of Lantern Hill to be just as lovely as Anne, and it is never talked about. It deserves so much more hype and attention than it has now!
6. Gathering Blue, 7. Messenger, 8. Son
I am a huge fan of The Giver! It’s one of my favorite books. The rest of the series is just as good, too, but unlike The Giver, nobody talks about them! Gathering Blue is more of a companion novel than a direct sequel, but both Messenger and Son are more sequel-y (I making up words now, y’all 😂). I love how all 4 books tie-in together so perfectly!
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9. The Program
I read The Program last fall, after it sat on my shelf for over 2 years, and I am so glad I did! This book is such a unique and gripping dystopian novel. I devoured it! I still need to read the sequel, but I don’t understand why more people aren’t talking about this book?! It must have gotten lost in the dystopian craze a couple years ago, and it’s a shame, because it is one of the best I’ve read in a while!
One last under-hyped book is Marvelous. It is a fantastic mystery, that is heart-pounding and filled with adventure! It really makes me sad this book series is so under-appreciated; the author is actually self-publishing the last two books in the series due to lack of sales which is a shame! This book series is so well-written and I highly recommend it!
What are some of your favorite, under-hyped books? Let me know in the comments!
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