Top Ten Tuesday

Some of My Favorite Books That Need Your Love & Attention Too {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today is all about hidden gems and as I mentioned before – I am not that good at discovering hidden gems. Most books I read are ones that are highly hyped or at least recommended to me already by trusted blogger friends. I am working on this, but in the meantime I asked Goodreads for help. (What would we do without Goodreads?)

I basically checked the list of books I read and sorted them on the number of ratings they received. The first book on my list only received about 40 ratings, while the last one received about 2.600 ratings. Which is not a lot. (To give you an idea: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone has 5.536.439 ratings to date)

So in conclusion: these books are great and deserve some more love!

Free Fall by Joyce Sweeney

Free Fall by Joyce Sweeney

Ok I can kind of understand that this book isn’t rated that highly since I read it when I was a young adult myself (not THAT long ago but still). But it’s a lovely tale about 4 boys getting stuck in a cave and having to find a way out while feeling all these feelings and emotions and you know I’m a sucker for emotions, okay?

The Spell Weaver Trilogy by Annette Marie

The Night Realm by Annette Marie The Shadow Weave by Annette Marie The Blood Curse by Annette Marie

Annette Marie’s latest series is set in her (more well known) Steel & Stone series world, but focusing on other characters and it is criminally underrated.

Running With Lions by Julian Winters

Running With Lions by Julian Winters

I JUST finished this book and adored it. Though I’m not a soccer fan at all, add adorable boys and some romance and I’m sold.

The Red Winter trilogy by Annette Marie

red-winter-by-annette-marie Dark Tempest by Annette Marie Immortal Fire by Annette Marie

Is anyone still surprised? I am not. I made a whole post about why Red Winter is THE HIDDEN GEM you need in your YA fantasy collection so check it out 😉

Want by Cindy Pon

Want by Cindy Pon

I loved this sci-fi set in a fictional Taipei and hope to see a sequel soon 🙂

I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman

I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman

Let’s make a deal, I’ll finally get to Radio Silence if you all show this Alice Oseman book some love… win-win, right?

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

A girl pretending to be a boy in order to join an all-boy acapella group? Amazing bi rep and a lovely group of friends? Get on this!

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

Ace rep. We need to show books with ace rep a lot more love, okay?

Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Again with the amazing ace rep! BIROMANTIC ACE REP! Why doesn’t this get more love?

How To Repair A Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis


Fanboys and an M/M romance. What’s not to love?

Tell Me:
Have you read any of these?
what are some of your favorite books that you feel deserve more love?


  1. I really need to take a look at this Red Winter trilogy! The covers are gorgeous and who knows, I might find the stories (despite this not being a preferred genre) is GOOD, too! 🙂

  2. Free Fall sounds pretty good! I like the idea of them being trapped in a cave and having to find a way out. I remember seeing good things about Want too.

  3. I just bought Running With Lions last month and can’t wait to read it! I’m hearing such good things. 🙂 I also really want to order copies of Want and I Was Born For This soon! Great list. <3

  4. I’ve never heard of RUNNING WITH LIONS but I love soccer books!!! I totally need to look into that one!

  5. I love those Annette Marie covers. Great list. I see a lot of people mentioning the books on your list but mentioning and reading it are two different things. 🙂

  6. I’m so thrilled you loved Let’s Talk About Love and Tash Hearts Tolstoy! I got them both recently and am really looking forward to reading them! Happy Tuesday!

  7. The Red Winter trilogy looks SO GOOD – hopefully I can find it at my library or bookstore! *_*

    My TTT post!

  8. Great list! I want to read Let’s Talk About Love, it sounds brilliant.

  9. I didn’t know the following two books of The Night Realm had already been released. =O This series deserves to be promoted a lot more than it’s.

    I hope to read Want soon. It seems such a great hidden gem.

    Happy readings! 😉
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

  10. Yeah, Let’s Talk About Love was a very good book.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  11. I’m so glad you loved Running With Lions too! I adored it when I read it in July 😀

    You’re really selling me on Annette Marie. I’ll need to check out her books at some point in the future, after seeing them featured on your blog at times!

  12. Finally a post which explanations for the books picked ? These all sound great. I’m just going to have to bookmark this blog post! <3

  13. I really liked Running With Lions as well! And I still need to read Alice Osman in general. I feel like I read a lot of underrepresented books actually – though definitely more before blogging.


  14. I haven’t read any of these but I guess that’s exactly makes them gems. They all look like really good reads though ^_^

  15. Yay to all the diverse titles on this list!!! I recently got the whole Red Winter trilogy, and I’m excited to dive in!

    This is a fantastic post, and thank you for all the great recommendations!

    * TTT: Hidden Gems + Giveaway

  16. I read another book by Riley Redgate and still think about it all the time! I’ll have to check out Note Worthy. ? Great list!

  17. I really want to read Noteworthy, it sounds so fun!

  18. The only one of these I’ve read is Noteworthy and I really enjoyed it so I’ll have to take a look at the others!

  19. I need to read an Alice Oseman book. They keep popping up everywhere. Thanks for sharing these!

  20. Let’s Talk About Love is one of my favorite books of 2018! I’ve heard great things about Running With Lions and Tash Hearts Tolstoy, so I’m glad you liked them. I hope to get to them soon!

  21. I’m so pleased to see so much Annette Marie in your list because that’s the author I always go to when people ask about underrated authors/series/books! I just want everyone to read them and love them!

  22. I’ve not read any of these yet, but I have several Annette Marie books on my TBR (thanks to you and Di!) and I have a copy of Noteworthy on my kindle that I really need to get to.

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