We have been having fun with Top Ten Tuesday, so we decided we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Since January 2018 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic is Outrageous/Crazy/Uncharacteristic Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books, but in all honesty, except for the occasional late night, I haven’t done crazy things for books. So I decided to look at past topics and I chose Books I Loved with Less than 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads. Click on the titles for my reviews!
1 – Bumps Along the Way – Taylor Danae Colbert If you’re looking for a fluffy and light romance, this book isn’t for you. If you’re looking for a book with lots of girlpower, amazing friendships and second chances, definitely pick up Bumps Along the Way. This book is so powerful and I couldn’t put it down.
2 – Vanishing Summer – Lora Richardson For a YA contemporary, Vanishing Summer is very intense and realistic. One of the characters gets kidnapped and appears again a few years later. Everyone has to come to terms with what happened and how it changed everyone. I loved that this author chose to have things not all magically be better when he came home. An emotional, but an amazing book!
3 – Fabio vs. the Friend Zone – Kelsie Stelting This author normally writes stories that has characters going through some hard things, but Fabio vs. the Friendzone is more of a lighter story. I love stories that go from friends to lovers and this is one that will leave a big smile on your face!
4 – Severance – S.G.D. Singh When Isabelle and I started blogging, this was the first trilogy we read and reviewed for the blog. Severance is the third book, but they are all amazing! A truly unique fantasy story that takes place somewhere besides the United States. This author isn’t careful with her characters either, but it definiteyl fits the story!
5 – The Promised One – Morgan G. Farris I actually stumbled upon this author by accident. In a book group this author was looking for bloggers to read and review. The Promised One sounded amazing and I was right. This fantasy story has a true love’s kiss playing a really important role and in an unique way. Believe me when I say you won’t want to put this down!
6 – The Hashtag Hunt – Kristina Seek This is Kristina Seek’s debut book and I loved it! No angst and drama, but a fun little adventure. Our main character is participating in a Hashtag Hunt. There is a lot of humor in this book, a wild night with a fun adventure and even some love! I would love more books with these characters.
7 – Kate – Jennifer Hanks Kate is actually the fifth book in The Dimarco series, but they can be read as standalones. Every book does involve a member of the Dimarco family and believe me when I say you want to meet them! Very protective brothers and amazing parents. Besides the romance, there is a bit of suspense in every book.
8 – Hope to Fall – Kelsey Kingsley Again, this is a story with an amazing family, the Kinneys. If you love books with amazing characters, a romance you would love to have as well and some humor, definitely look up this series. Like the previous book I talked about, each book can be read as a standalone. You will want all of them though.
9 – Pixie Cut – Julia Wolf This author writes amazing books and lovable characters. Add some romance, great friends, humor and even some nerdy references and you’ve got these books. Every book I read in this series made me change who my favorite characters were. In the end I really loved them all!
10 – All the Things We Lost – Kayla Tirrell This is the first book in the River Valley Lost & Found trilogy and one that I really loved! Each book follows a different couple, but we definitely get to see more of the characters we know and love in the other books. Three books definitely weren’t enough in this small town!
All of these books actually have less than 200 reviews on Goodreads. Since we started the blog, I’ve been reading a lot of books by indie authors. These all deserve so much attention! I enjoyed every single one of these and hope that this Top Ten Tuesday will give some attention they all deserve.
Let me know your most outrageous things you did for a book or another topic you chose! Feel free to leave your link in the comments.