Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Deserve More Love

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Online Resources for Book Lovers, but I don’t use anything more than Goodreads and my own spreadsheet lists. I saw a post by Vee_Bookish about “forgotten” books of 2020 and it made me think of books I enjoyed that didn’t see the hype they deserved. So this week I thought it would be fun to list some of those titles! I chose books that have less than 500 reviews on Goodreads at this time.

Flamefall by Rosaria Munda: Maybe it’s because this is a sequel, but I feel like I haven’t seen a ton of people talking about Fireborne or Flamefall. This is such a great fantasy series about dragons and everybody who likes YA fantasy and dragons needs to read it.

I Speak Boy by Jessica Brody: This is a super cute middle grade contemporary retelling of Emma and I love it. For middle grade, it follows the plot of the original classic so well and it’s adorable.

Winter, White and Wicked by Shannon Dittemore: This is such an interesting, unique YA fantasy. It’s pitched as Frozen meets Mad Max and that’s exactly what it is. And it’s awesome.

Splinters of Scarlet by Emily Bain Murphy: This is such an underrated historical fantasy. It has such lovely themes and a super atmospheric setting.

Chasing Starlight by Terri Bailey Black: This is a great murder mystery for someone who wants something a little bit lighter with the Golden Age of Hollywood shine. It really keeps you guessing at who the true murderer is throughout the story.

Dearest Josephine by Caroline George: Normally episotlary novels wouldn’t work for me, but Caroline George managed to give each character their own personality through the letters and emails in this book. Also that premise is so intriguing.

The Language of Ghosts by Heather Fawcett: I don’t know why this middle grade fantasy isn’t talked about more. It has so many fun elements, including interesting magic, excellent sibling relationships, a moving island, and a talking sea monster that loves cake!

Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill: This is such a heart wrenching historical fiction story about what happened during WWII with Japanese Americans. It still haunts me.

Cold Day in the Sun by Sara Biren: This is such an underrated YA contemporary. The romance is cute, the feminist angle is balanced, and the atmosphere is so perfect!

The League of Secret Heroes series by Kate Hannigan: This middle grade series is so awesome. Not only is it partially comic book, but it’s about real life female scientists, pilots, and heroes of WWII. History, superheroes, and STEM all wrapped up in one with so much diversity!

What books do you think deserve more love? Leave me a suggestion in the comments and don’t forget to join the link-up!

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Deserve More Love

    • Within These Lines IS sad and heartbreaking, but it’s so, so important and I’m glad she wrote it.

      And Splinters of Scarlet! So good. If you liked her first book, I’m confident you’ll like that one too ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. I enjoyed Winter, White and Wicked but you’re right, I don’t remember it getting a lot of hype. I haven’t heard of the other titles on here but you’ve definitely got me intrigued! Will give them a peek over on Goodreads! ๐Ÿ™‚ Great list!

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