Top Ten Tuesday | 12 Quiet Books Hidden on my Bookshelf
Today’s another Top Ten Tuesday meme, which means we get to discuss all the books.
That Artsy Reader Girl September 11: Hidden Gems (which books haven’t been talked about as much or haven’t been marketed as strongly that you think deserve some recognition?)
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Jana (our book meme hostess) asks us to share those books we don’t normally talk about in our lists. That seems an easy enough task. Or it does to me. Especially since I don’t talk about half the books on my shelf (seriously, what is it about our favorite books that repeat on our lists?). There’s just something about those favorite books that we keep coming back to – and also, we want to spotlight as many times as possible.
Today’s list features books I don’t talk about much (at least I don’t think I have), but with exception to two titles, they’re also all books I have not yet read. Still they do fit into the frame of the topic because not only don’t I talk about these books much, but I don’t see them hyped overmuch.
Let’s have a look. (Recycling last week’s graphics, because I still don’t have my stuff together when it comes to prepping blog posts!! Lazy blogger alert, but at least we still get to talk all the pretty books!)
12 Quiet Books Hidden on my Bookshelf
1: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett | Haven’t read anything by this author, but I do hear all kinds of good things about her books (mostly her newest book, Starry Eyes). What I have not seen is much talk surrounding this novel. Amazon | Goodreads
2 & 3: Emmy and Oliver, and Far From the Tree by Robin Benway | Despite hearing really good
things about Robin’s books (especially Emmy & Oliver), I did intend to read one of her books. As of yet I have not remedied this!
4: With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden | Once upon a time I read this pretty historical. It’s been too long and though I feel like I enjoyed its story, someday a re-read is in order – as is a “catch up” session on Elizabeth’s books. Amazon | Goodreads
6: Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas | This one has been on my shelf for what seems forever. I picked it up because it looked like a fun, quick and entertaining read. It still holds this kind of appeal today. Have you read this one? Amazon | Goodreads
7: The Rise and Fall of Jane by Corrie Garrett | This one is a contemporary re-telling of Jane Eyre, and as I’ve said so many times in the past, that’s one story I see very little nods to (not counting the many film adaptations). This one is a more recent add to my shelf, but I’m curious: have you read this one!? Amazon | Goodreads
8: Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall | How cute does this one look?? Super, right!? Not only does the synopsis sound fun, but I adore this title. Oh, and I really need to remedy the fact that I have not yet read a novel by this author. Ooops! Amazon | Goodreads
9: The Heart Between Us by Lindsay Harrel | This one released late last year, and is actually one of those I kind of forgot to buy ASAP. Fortunately, I did remember and now, I have a copy of this novel (which sounds beautiful) just where it should be: on my shelf! Amazon | Goodreads
10: Hearts Are Like Balloons by Candace Robinson | Another YA novel that sounds unique, I was drawn to this one thanks to its bright turquoise backdrop and pop of red in the form of balloons! Amazon | Goodreads
11: Hello, Goodbye and Everything In-Between by Jennifer E. Smith | The second book on this list that I’ve actually read. I know I have talked about this one quite a bit, but it’s been a while, right? Plus I don’t feel like Jennifer’s books make very many lists, and if this story is anything to go by, I’m going to love her other books! Amazon | Goodreads
12: It’s Not Me, It’s You by Stephanie Kate Strohm | Basically the title for this one made me sit up and take notice of it. I mean, isn’t it cute? After that, of course I also think the story sounds really fun, too. Amazon | Goodreads
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Tell me, what “hidden gems” stay hidden on your bookshelf? Or what books do you love, but don’t feel as if they earn enough praise? Comment down below with your best “hidden gem” favorites. I’d love to read about them – and of course, leave those Top Ten Tuesday links. I’d be glad to come by and visit.
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