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This week’s topic is:
Top Ten Books We Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads
1. How We Fall by Kate Brauning- A YA tale of forbidden romance (here, it’s between cousins), a mystery thrown in, and incredibly well drawn characters, it’s just a great book!
2. The Storycatcher by Ann Hite- This one really shocked me, because it’s so good! I can’t believe that all the Sue Monk Kidd readers aren’t all over Ann Hite. The tale is haunting and lovely and heartbreaking. Who doesn’t want to feel all those things?
3. Dead to Me by Mary McCoy- it’s like Film Noir for the YA set, how have more people not read this. I’m baffled. Which, to be fair, is a common state for me to be in.
4. Hellhole by Gina Damico- this book is hilarious (I also highly recommend her newest release Wax), and obviously it needs more readers so that the world will be a better place. The world that laughs together stays together.
5. Wrong About the Guy by Claire LaZebnik- I feel like she’s very underrated, but LaZebnik writes really great YA contemporary romance, using Jane Austen and William Shakespeare as influences, and they’re phenomenal. Seriously, read her books, people!
6. With Malice by Eileen Cook- I’m chalking this up to the fact the book is still really new, but it’s time to read this book. If you come into my bookstore and you’re all like “So, what’s good to read?”, you’re probably going home with this title.
7. Torched by Andrea Lynn Colt- I have no idea why Colt didn’t get snapped up by a big publishing company! This book, about a cheerleader framed for arson, is so good! Read it now!
8. Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas- Did I not do enough to express my love for this book when it first came out? Thankfully, the second book is coming out soon, but this amazing take on the Cinderella tale needs a wider audience!
9. Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn- Okay, I get it, this book is quirky and weird and strange and funny, but I know that there are quirky, weird, strange and funny readers out there who would love this book. So, where are you at?
10. Screwed (Daniel McAvoy #2) by Eoin Colfer- Daniel McAvoy is like the Irish male version of Stephanie Plum (although he’s maybe a bit more skilled than she is, their bad luck could totally bring about the end of the world if they were ever to appear in a book together—- o.O that would a great fanfic!!!). I also highly recommend this series in audio because the narrator’s accent is swoon worthy.