Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books I've Enjoyed with less than 2000 Goodreads Ratings

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the Broke & the Bookish.

Today's topic is incorporating Goodreads into the list today. It's about books I've enjoyed that have less than 2000 Goodreads ratings on it. What that means, is that less than 2000 people took the time to give the book a star rating (1-5) on Goodreads. It also means that chances are, there are some hidden gems in these lists.

Here is my list from smallest number of ratings to the most, and yes I have read all of these books and rated them 4 or 5 stars.

1. Worth the Wait by Laura Jackson - Laura's debut book has currently, 60 ratings on it on Goodreads. Her book is really good and fans of YA will enjoy it. Plus she's my friend.

2. Where She Belongs by Johnnie Alexander - This is probably one of my favorite books I've read recently. I'm eagerly looking forwards to the second in the series. It currently has 123 Goodreads ratings.

3. Isle of Hope: Unfailing Love by Julie Lessman - It's no secret that Julie is one of my favorite authors. This is her first contemporary novel, and trust me when I say that it is GOOD! There are currently 162 Goodreads ratings on it.

4. Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna M. White - I fell in love with this book when I read it recently. I loved the characters. It currently has 320 Goodreads ratings.

5. Hearts Made Whole by Jody Hedlund - This book took me a bit, but by the time I'd finished it, the hero Ryan Chambers has become my favorite of Jody's heroes. I'm not sure what it was that drew me in and made me fall in love with him, but I did. I even wrote a guest piece featuring him as a Fiction Hero. You can read that piece here. Anyway, this book has 621 Goodreads ratings on it.

6. The Gathering by K.E. Ganshert - Yes, it's book 3 in the Gifting Series. But I loved this series, and this one in particular. It's a YA novel written by a Christian romance author purposely writing under a different name. Why? To keep her works very separate as she knows that not all who read YA enjoy Christian romance and vice versa. It has 713 Goodreads ratings on it.

7. In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin - Having read all but her most recent book, Anchor in the Storm, at the time that I wrote this post, In Perfect Time is still my favorite. I've not run across another author who does WWII fiction the way that Sarah does. There are 798 Goodreads ratings on this book.

8. How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck - Every little girl, it seems, love fairytales and stories about princes and princesses. I've gushed about this series (and this is book 3) multiple times. If you've not read it, go find a copy. There are 1,287 Goodreads ratings on this book.

9. Not in the Script by Amy Finnegan - I've noticed that I'm becoming more and more a fan of YA fiction. This one was just plain fun. There are currently 1,347 Goodreads ratings on it.

10. The Concealed by Sarah Kleck - The Kindle First books are frequently touch and go for me. This one though, pulled me in and the moment I finished it, I promptly pre-ordered the sequel (which comes out in November). It's the one on my list with the highest number of Goodreads ratings while still being less than 2000 with 1,958.

There you have it. Hopefully you'll find some titles you want to take a chance on.


  1. Thanks for including Worth the Wait. :)

  2. I haven't read any of these, which is quickly becoming a theme this week! But I am definitely checking some of them out on goodreads :)

    My TTT.

  3. In Perfect Time sounds promising! Interesting picks!

    Check out my TTT and my current international giveaway.

  4. Not in the Script by Amy Finnegan sounds good. :-)

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/07/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-that-have.html

  5. GREAT list, Dawn. Jody's, Katie's, Rachel's and Sarah's are always favorites of mine. I've also heard lots of good things about Laura's and Sarah Kleck's looks really good! :)


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