Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved With Under 2000 Ratings

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

This weeks T10T was really difficult! And actually ended up only being a top 5…

This was a really interesting prompt! But unfortunately it made me realize I don’t read nearly enough indie books. I only really got back into reading about a year and a half ago, so I’ve been obsessed with catching up on all the big titles.

Here are 5 books I loved with less than 2000 ratings on Goodreads

1. Scream All Night by Derek Milman

This made my favorites of 2018 list. This is a YA contemporary that takes place on B horror movie set. It follows our main character who wants nothing to do with his family but is pulled back into their crazy world when his father dies. This book is everything – it’s funny, heart-warming, hard-hitting. It’s also extremely dark and definitely won’t be for everyone! Milman’s writing style is definitely different and the atmosphere is whimsical and it’s own character.

2. Girls With Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young

I was lucky enough to receive this as an e-arc from Netgalley. And it is released super soon – March 19th! I can’t recommend you check this out enough. This is a YA, science fiction novel about a group of girls who live at secluded boarding school. Weird things start to happen and the girls discover disturbing secrets about the school. This book covers SO much but going into too many details will be spoiler-y. Definitely check out my reviews here and on Goodreads for my full thoughts!

3. What He Never Knew (What He Doesn’t Know #3) by Kandi Steiner

This is actually the last book I finished. I was lucky enough to receive an e-arc of this from the author, but the release date is this Thursday, February 21! Holy cow guys. If you read and loved the original duet, definitely plan to pick this one up. It was so heart-breaking yet beautiful – Kandi’s speciality it seems. My full review will be posted here and on Goodreads the day before it’s release!

4. Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore

This was the biggest surprise on this list. This book was so hyped and raved about in Fall 2018, I thought it would have way more reviews. This is a YA, magical realism novel about two sisters who are trying to outsmart a family cure. McLemore’s writing is astounding. Tears were definitely shed reading this one.

5. The Final Six (The Final Six #1) by Alexandra Monir

I picked this up on a whim after watching Books and Lala’s recommendation video. This is YA, science fiction that takes place on Earth after climate change has made the planet unsafe. Now teens are being drafted for a mission to settle Jupiter’s moon, Europa. But the program officials aren’t being honest about the dangers. This was such a fun sci-fi and perfect for readers who are new to the genre.

Have you read any of these? Definitely share some of your favorite indie books below!


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