It’s Tuesday again! I still need to write my monthly reading summary, and we won’t even talk about how far behind I am on reviews. But this week’s Top 10 Tuesday topic (hosted as always by the good folks at the Broke and the Bookish) was both such a fun challenge and an opportunity to promote some of my favorite underappreciated books that I found myself participating again. The cut-off was officially books that have under 2000 Goodreads ratings, but when I saw how low some of my favorites were, I took it down to under 600, with honorable mentions that have a few more. Without further ado, here are my top ten under-rated middle grade and teen books, mostly fantasy as usual. Links to my reveiws; numbers of Goodreads ratings in parentheses.
- Ambassador by William Alexander (123)
- Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes (262)
- Cupcake Cousins by Kate Hannigan (126)
- Geeks, Girls and Secret Identities by Mike Jung (348)
- Shadows of Sherwood by Kekla Magoon (257)
Honorable Mention: Rose by Holly Webb (1,360)
- Black Dog by Rachel Neumeier (491)
- Courting Magic by Stephanie Burgis (206)
- The Demon Catchers of Milan by Kat Beyer (529)
- Stranger by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith (562)
- Temple of Doubt by Anne Boles Levy (34)
Honorable Mention: The Story of Owen by E. K. Johnston (1,769)
Totally agree with you on Ambassadors, Black Dog, and Story of Owen. I need to check out some of those titles I’ve never heard of!
We did the same thing, I lowered the number of ratings I used because so many of the books I loved have less than 700 ratings. I’m glad we both have Black Dog on our lists! I have Stranger and The Story of Owen in my wishlist, and I have a copy of Stephanie’s Kat, Incorrigible.
I think I stole your idea of lowering the threshold number of ratings. 🙂 I’m glad to see Black Dog getting love from more than just me, too. You should definitely start the Kat books with Kat, Incorrigible – but the one I listed is where Kat is finally old enough for her own romance. So fun!
Oh that’s cute that Kat grows up and has her own romance!
these all look great!! Will have to check out some of them 🙂 My TTT
I love almost all of these!!!! (Still haven’t read Stranger, The Demon Catchers of Milan, or The Temple of Doubt.
Yay!!! I’m not sure if Demon Catchers would be quite your thing, somehow, but I think you’d really like Stranger and Temple of Doubt.
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