Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Top Ten Underated Books

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish

Graceling by Kristin Cashore – I didn’t hear a lot about this book before I read it, but I loved it.  There is another spin-off from this series called ‘Fire’, which I also loved.
Deamhunter (duet) by Elizabeth Knox – I saw this book in a blog (I don’t remember which one) and quickly bought both books.  It’s not an easy read, but I was thinking about the story for weeks after I was done.
Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schoeder – This is the first book in verse that I’ve ever read and I loved the rhythm, the plot, the story.
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson – This is a very different story of what is usually found in YA.  I don’t think it’s easy to read either, but the message raises many questions and I kept thinking about it for days after I finished reading it. 
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson – You’ve probably noticed that this makes it to a lot of my Top Ten, that it’s because I love it.  It describes the feelings of ‘first love’ so clearly and beautifully.
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld – This is also a very unusual book, it’s actually a series I haven’t had time to read ‘Behemoth’ yet (although it’s patiently waiting for me on my bookshelf.)  It’s an alternate world during World War I and the world is divided between Darwin vs. Machines (sort of.)  Very interesting and the illustrations are great too!
Eyes Like Stars series by Lisa Mantchev – I love this series, it’s a mix of ‘Night at the Museum’ meets Shakespeare.  A fantasy book like no other, and it’s so funny.
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale – I love Shannon Hale’s books, and this one is no exception, it’s full of adventure and romance. Love it!

Sorry folks, but that’s all I could think about.  What is in your Top Ten?


  1. The Adoration of Jenna Fox was AMAZING!

    Check out my Top 10!

  2. Great list!

    :-) from a new follower

  3. Graceling was one of my favorite reads last year! I can't wait until the third book, Bitterblue, comes out!

  4. I love The Sky is Everywhere, too! Graceling is very popular in my library or I would have put it on my list, too.

    My Head is Full of Books

  5. Great choices! I like how you picked books that some people in the blogging world consider popular but in fact really aren't that common.

    Here's my Top Ten: http://bit.ly/qqOf7F

  6. I've seen 'The Sky is Everywhere' on a lot of lists, which is awesome. It's such an amazing book!

    My Top Ten

  7. The Sky is Everywhere is such a wonderful book. I handsold it to a girl at B&N (I was standing in the YA section)

  8. Thank you all for the 'Sky is Everywhere' and 'Graceling' love!

  9. I didn't realise The Adoration of Jenna Fox was underrated - you're right, it shouldn't be. Out of all the YA I've read recently, it stands out. It was different and thought-provoking.


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