Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads

It’s not too late to join Top Ten Tuesday, right? Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. There is a prompt for a Top Ten list each week. Everyone is welcome to join.


This week’s theme is 10 Books I Enjoyed that have under 2000 ratings on Goodreads. I must admit I was quite surprise at how low the rating count is on some of these. These books definitely need more love!

  1. The World’s Shortest Stories – Steve Moss (ed.)
    Number of Ratings: 690
    Average Rating: 3.68
    This book is AMAZING. It was my first introduction to Flash Fiction. Each story in the book is less than 55 words but wow they are really good.
  2. The World’s Shortest Stories of Love and Death – Steve Hall (ed.)
    Number of Ratings: 150
    Average Rating: 3.85
    The sequel to the previous book and contains exactly what the title says. This book is even better than it’s predecessor.
  3. Mouthful of Forevers – Clementine von Radics
    Number of Ratings: 1211
    Average Rating: 4.20
    Just finished this book last month. Read my thoughts in this post.23522212
  4. Light is the New Black – Rebecca Campbell
    Number of Ratings: 321
    Average Rating: 4.34
    My favorite book of June! I can’t believe it’s only been rated 321 times. Oh wait, it’s new. Well, you should go and read it anyway. Like, now.
  5. Girlosophy: A Soul Survivor Kit – Anthea Paul
    Number of Ratings: 286
    Average Rating: 4.37
    This was one of my favorite books as a teenager. It totally needs more readers, except I don’t think it’s available anymore. There’s a whole series of Girlosophy books though, so you can still check it out 🙂
  6. Pray Like a Gourmet – David Brazzeal
    Number of Ratings: 29
    Average Rating: 4.41
    29?? Gosh. This book deserves so much more! It’s a beautiful book inside and out about prayer, and while it’s geared towards Christians, I think it is actually quite universal.
  7. The Girl Who Never Was and The Boy with a Hidden Name – Skylar Dorset
    Number of Ratings: 1160/427
    Average Rating: 3.64/4.08
    These two books are called the Otherworld series and they are about faeries and ogres and other magical beings and I love them to bits. Not to mention the gorgeous covers! *swoon*
  8. Stray – Elissa Sussman
    Number of Ratings: 1821
    Average Rating: 3.64
    This one is getting there. It’s an original fairy tale and it’s described as “a cross between The Handmaid’s Tale and Wicked, with a dash of Grimm and Disney” which pretty much sums it up. Also, it has a recipe for a cinnamon bread that is very delicious at the back.
  9. Second Star – Alyssa Sheinmel
    Number of Ratings: 1753
    Average Rating: 3.61
    Another one that’s almost there. This one is a contemporary romance (which I don’t really read much of) but it is a retelling (which I do read a lot) of Peter Pan.
  10. Ash & Bramble – Sarah Prineas
    Number of Ratings: 1574
    Average Rating: 3.49
    Making this list just made me want to go and read a fairy tale or a retelling. This one is both, it’s like a fairy tale retelling with a twist. The cover doesn’t do it much justice though. Also, it’s so twisted that some people might find it utterly confusing.

And that’s my list! Have you read any of them?

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