This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here.I decided not to choose a specific genre for this post because, well, I just don’t read enough books – much less the underrated ones. Soooo deal with it. Here are ten books I’ve loved that I think deserve way more praise and lovin’ than they’re getting.
1. Adorkable by Sarra Manning
I’m like a one-woman fangirl army for this book, so yeah. More love. MORE LOVE.
2. Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
I know this book does get a lot of love in some circles, but I still feel like it deserves more. And a lot of people write this off as “just” being a cute book. Like there’s something wrong with that. *cries*
3. The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar
I seeeeeeriously love this book, not only because the author is awesome. But it’s just cute and very different for a paranormal romance. I need to read the sequel ASAP.
4. Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas
This came out earlier this year but I don’t think it was on a lot of peoples’ radars. It’s hilarious laugh out loud funny – so much snark. And the ship. THIS SHIP.
5. Parallel by Lauren Miller
Underrated always brings this book to mind. I thought it was awesome, not just for the parallel universes, but the progression of the romance and the touching message about friendship.
6. Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson
I read this ages ago, but I still remember being super impressed by the writing and unique story. But I never read the sequel, oops, and I just don’t give it enough love.
7. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
NGL, I get really iffy when people write this book off. No, it’s not like Harry Potter but for what it is, a social commentary, it is freaking brilliant, and the writing is just as amazing as ever. It may not be everyone’s *thing* but it’s certainly not BAD.
8. Noggin by John Corey Whaley
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this one and I was just kind of STUNNED. It was not at all what I expected, but so deep and thoughtful and the writing was incredibly refreshing.
9. Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
I don’t think a lot of people checked this one out, possibly due to the lackluster ratings for Jordan’s other books, but I thought it was a really interesting plot/premise. It really sucked me in.
10. Poison by Bridget Zinn
I really want more people to read this. It’s a super fun and fluffy standalone fantasy! I think even my 3.5 rating was unfair. I should reread and boost the rating sometime.