Top Ten Underrated Books I’ve Read

Posted September 9, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 13 Comments

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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.

Adorkable_B1.indd Meant to Be The Art of Wishing (2) Ask Again Later Parallel Ultraviolet The Casual Vacancy Noggin Uninvited Poison (2)

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.

That’s my list! Which books do you think are underrated?

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13 responses to “Top Ten Underrated Books I’ve Read

  1. Adorkable has been on my radar for a bit, but I haven’t read it yet. Clearly I need to remedy that. I loved Ask Again Later! Have you read Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless yet? It isn’t released until December but it is on Edelweiss. I read it the other day because I just needed Liz Czukas adorableness and it was fantastic!
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  2. So many books on here that I just LOVE. I wish more people gave Uninvited a chance. I think it was released when everyone was kinda burnt out with dystopia books so it got overlooked. But I thought the characters really made this story special. I’m excited for the sequel.

    And I loooooved Poison, too. I thought it was so funny and fresh and THAT SHIP. And what a wonderful twist on the love triangle. I’m so sad the author isn’t with us anymore.
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    • Right, I wouldn’t even call Uninvited a dystopia though. I dunno, it’s SO DIFFERENT. I can only hope there will be a few more readers now with this post 🙂

      I’m super sad about Bridget Zinn. The world could have used more of her brand of light, fluffy fantasy. With bonus cute pigs. 🙁

    • I loved Meant To Be a WHOLE LOT more than Being Sloane Jacobs, so I do hope you’ll give it a shot 🙂 It is super cute and happy making.

      ADORKABLE IS THE BESTEST. *cough* I love it a lot for personal relevance, and there are some people who don’t like it, but but but you should check it out.

  3. MJ

    Love the Art of Wishing. I liked it’s sequel well enough too. Though the first one was still my favorite in the doulogy. I have Uninvited in my library stack right now. I’m willing to give it a chance-even though my first experience with Jordan wasn’t great (think Twilight but with dragons!). I’ll have to look at some of the others too.
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    • Yeah, I haven’t heard a lot of good things about the Firelight series, so I think I’m staying away from that forever. The romance in Uninvited also isn’t like the best ever, but I just think the premise and the world building was super intriguing.

  4. Ask Again Later is one of my favorite books this year – perfectly fluffy and romantic, with awesome characters and an amazing ship. I can understand if it’s not for everyone, but I still want everyone to read it. 😛
    Liked but didn’t love Meant to Be – too many changing romantic interests.
    The others I haven’t read, but Ultraviolet is on my TBR.
    Great choices!
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