Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday-- Hidden Gems

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme now hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (Septmeber 11th) I'm one of them :)

Today's Topic

Top Ten Hidden Gems

  • I did this topic last year, but since allllll the books I like are usually books no one else likes, I can ALWAYS come up with a list for this!! These are my most recent Hidden Gems:

1.  Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl- I just read this and !!!!!!  It's so damn good-- it's smart, has a murder-mystery, and a Groundhog's Day scenario!!  So good, but why hadn't I even heard about it until my friend Cassi sent it my way?

2.  The Gatekeepers by Jen Lancaster- I flew through this 400+ page book because the characters and their situations were so unputdownable.

3.  The Last Good Days of the Year by Jessica Warman- I just finished this last week and it made me feel all types of creeped out in the end.  I was kind of pissed at myself for waiting so long to read it.

3.  Finding Felicity by Stacey Kade- Dude, it's COLLEGE + YA (and 90's Felicity nostalgia) Why is everyone not reading this???!!

4.  Confessions of a High School Disaster by Emma Chastain- I read this early in the summer and thought it was the most adorably cute thing I've read in years!  So freaking cute!!

6.  Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda- Oh this book!!  I thought it was one thing and it freaking MORPHED before my eyes into something else.  Megan Miranda is the bomb.

7.  Grit by Gillian French- I thought this was a FANTASTIC debut.  Darcy was a fab main character & the setting was interesting too.

8.  The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes- Why is everyone not reading and loving this book?? It must be because it's too good.

9.  Be True to Me by Adele Griffin- 70's + YA + Twisty and Summery!!  I wish everyone would read this.

10.  Bad Girls with Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten- I hate everyone.  This only has 366 reviews on Goodreads.  What are you all doing with your lives and NOT reading this book???

Have you read any of these?  What books do you love that are Hidden Gems?


  1. Oh my gosh Bad Girls With Perfect Faces. Right?? I wish I would have thought of this one. :) I LOVED that book. Grit was pretty good too- did you read her latest book? That wasn't bad either!

    Fragments of the Lost I was gonna read and then didn't- but it sounds like it's good??!? I need to reconsider THAT decision I guess!

    1. I haven't read her newest book yet, but I totally will!!!

  2. The Arsonist seems soooooo good. Adding to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing these hidden gems.

    Happy readings! ;)
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

  3. Great list! The cover for Bad Girls with Perfect Faces is amazing, I'll have to look into that one.

  4. Um why haven't I heard of Neverworld Wake?? Sounds amazing. Adding it now. I own Finding Felicty and Fragments of the Lost just need to get to them!

  5. I hadn't heard of any of these books, but Neverworld Wake does sound intriguing.

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  7. Grit and The Arsonist look like really good books. I might have to check those out soon. Great list!

  8. I love that you included Chloe Snow. I am so happy I discovered her this year, because I adore her. And Weingarten's books are so good!

  9. I have The Arsonist sitting on my shelf right now. I’m determined to get to it before the end of the year. Thanks for sharing these books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  10. That cover on Bad Girls With Perfect Faces is so intriguing!

  11. I have to read SO many of these, my goodness. I must obtain Neverworld Wake, but I have The Arsonist, Bad Girls With Perfect Faces, and Fragments of the Lost. And maybe even Be True To Me, who can keep track? Hahha. Also I trust you with 90s nostalgia more than basically anyone so now I MUST get Finding Felicity- I was a little on the fence but now I am no longer!

  12. Wow, I've never heard of any of these and I'm really disappointed in myself because so many of them sound amazing and totally something I would enjoy! Finding Felicity and Be True To Me are immediately going on my tbr so I'll have to peel my eyes for them next time I'm in the bookstore :D

  13. Confessions of a High School Disaster sounds SO GOOD! I really want to read it!

    My TTT post!

  14. I've been contemplating Finding Felicity... glad to hear you enjoyed it!

  15. This is such a wonderful list of hidden gems- I haven't read any of these but some really sound fantastic! I'm especially curious about Finding Felicity, and Bad Girls With Perfect Faces as well -what a great title and cover! :D