This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is all about the amazing books that have to walk in the shadows of the mega-blockbuster-hits. The underrated and the under appreciated. The books we love and can’t figure out why EVERY SINGLE PERSON HASN’T READ THEM. Come on, folks, let’s give them some love! I can’t wait to see what other people selected. Here are my favorites:
1. Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers. Haunting, brutal, disturbing.
2. Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore. A clever ghost story/mystery with a sassy heroine, a hunky cowboy, and some troublesome goats. So smart and cute! Please disregard the not so awesome cover!
3. The Drake Chronicles by Alyxandra Harvey. Swoony-vampires, witty banter, and bad*ss heroines. I love this series.
4. Stork by Wendy Delsol. Ok, I totally have a thing for awesome heroines!
5. Mothership by Martin Leicht. Laugh-out-loud hilarious.
How about some underrated leading men?
6. How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller. A boarding school for the criminally insane? Yes, please!
7. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride. Wicked, dark humor!
8. The Cardturner by Louis Sachar. Not *just* a YA book about bridge!
9. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. It’s not easy being the son a serial killer!
10. Reality Boy by A.S. King. Reality television isn’t so funny when you consider the damaging affects it can have on the stars.
I hope you see something on this list that sparks your interest!