Top Ten Tuesday #29


I am going to catch up with all the posts I missed last week, I promise, but Top Ten Tuesdays are my favourite posts to do, so I wanted to make sure that this post at least was on time (or semi on-time anyway!). This week’s topic was supposed to be Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel, but I haven’t actually read any debuts this year (or at least any debuts that were published this year), so I decided to dig in to the Top Ten Tuesday archives to find an alternative topic for this week and I’ve decided on doing my Top Ten Underrated Books, as I love to share the love for books that aren’t recognised as much.

  1. The Unwind Dystology-Neal Shusterman-Yes, I know, my love for this series is no secret! But it truly is brilliant and is not one of the most talked about dystopias which shocks me as I loved it far more than some of the more talked about books in that genre.
  2. Hate List-Jennifer Brown-This was one of my favourite books of 2014, it’s a very powerful book and definitely one that I feel should be required reading, it’s a very unique take on a school shooting, focusing more on the aftermath and the development of the main character Val, than the shooting itself. It’s not one that I’ve really heard people talk about and I don’t know why, because it’s a really great book.
  3. Cross My Heart-Carmen Reid-This book! It was so beautiful and plot was so gripping and it’s definitely one of my favourite WWII based books. I never would have heard of it though, if I hadn’t come across it in Waterstones, which I think is sad.
  4. Dangerous Girls-Abigail Haas-With that ending, I seriously do not know why more people don’t talk about this book! It’s freaking amazing, if you like YA and you have not read this book already, then do it!
  5. Noughts and Crosses-Malorie Blackman-I was actually unsure whether I was going to include this one or not, because it was quite a famous book when it first came out (I think!) but I feel like because it’s quite an old book now, it’s not really talked about as much and I just want to say to anyone who has not read this amazing book yet, it’s such a beautiful, brilliant, heartbreaking love story and if you don’t read it, then you are missing out!
  6. Pure-Julianna Baggott-Another dystopian book that I don’t feel gets enough attention, it’s such a different book, I’ve never really read anything like it. It’s slightly strange, but really good and definitely worth reading.
  7. Blind Beauty-KM Peyton-This is one of my absolute favourite books, it’s a beautiful, heartwarming story about a rebellious girl and an ugly horse. I dare you to read this story and not to cry.
  8. The Truth About Celia Frost-Paula Rawsthorne-I read this book and thought it was a brilliant mystery but it only has a 3.71 rating on Goodreads, which I think is sad because I really enjoyed it.
  9. The HIVE Series-Mark Walden-This series is awesome! Think Hogwarts but for young criminal masterminds rather than wizards. Definitely worth a read!
  10. Between Shades of Grey-Ruta Sepetys-One of my favourite reads of this year, I don’t know if this is necessarily underrated, but I don’t really hear too many bloggers talking about it, so I wanted to include it here, because I think it’s a wonderful story about part of the Second World War that is not talked about nearly enough.

So that’s my list for this week, do you agree with my choices? What underrated books would you choose if you did this list? Let me know!

I will be back with another Top Ten Tuesday next week about book to movie adaptations that I’m looking forward to, which is one that I’m really excited about! In the meantime, I will have a new Wishlist Wednesday post (the actual one for this week this time), for you all tomorrow.

28 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #29

  1. Sam Whitehouse 04/11/2015 / 9:04 am

    I need to finish the Unwind series. I’ve heard about HIVE, but never read it. May check it out.

  2. drizzleandhurricanebooks 04/11/2015 / 1:59 pm

    Great choice of topic! I really enjoyed Hate List, too, and I think it’s not known at all, while some other YA books are really famous. It takes on an interesting and delicate subject though, so it should be put out there a little more, I think! 😀

    • iloveheartlandx 04/11/2015 / 10:43 pm

      Thanks! I totally agree Hate List should be put out there more, it’s a great book and it seems wrong that it isn’t more well known.

  3. Amy 04/11/2015 / 6:16 pm

    I know a few of these books, but the rest of them are new to me. I’ll have to check them out. Great list!

    • iloveheartlandx 04/11/2015 / 10:36 pm

      Thanks! Yeah you should definitely check out the ones you haven’t heard of!

  4. Josephine 05/11/2015 / 12:58 am

    Nice list! I have been meaning to read Between Shades of Grey 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx 05/11/2015 / 4:11 pm

      It’s a brilliant book, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  5. Becca 05/11/2015 / 1:58 am

    Adding Hate List, Dangerous Girls, and The Truth About Celia Frost to my TBR list 🙂

  6. Tangled 'N' Books 05/11/2015 / 3:25 am

    The Unwind Dystology I see this series on every BookTuber channel. And I kept putting on and taking it off my TBR. I guess with the movie coming out next year, I’ll have to read them now. Thanks for sharing and stopping by our blog.
    Shon @ Tangled ‘N’ Books

    • iloveheartlandx 05/11/2015 / 4:10 pm

      It’s an amazing series, you won’t regret reading them! No problem!

  7. Rissi 05/11/2015 / 4:18 am

    Neat! I like the idea of putting together an underrated books topic. Next time I’m struggling with the actual topic, I should totally borrow this one. 🙂

    Thanks so much for visiting Dreaming Under the Same Moon. 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx 05/11/2015 / 4:10 pm

      Thanks! Yeah, I found it when I was looking through old Top Ten Tuesday topics and thought it would be a fun one to do! No problem!

  8. tattooedpages 05/11/2015 / 4:24 am

    I love looking at lists of underrated books. Noughts and Crosses is something that I want to add to my TBR pile

    • iloveheartlandx 05/11/2015 / 4:08 pm

      Me too! It’s a great book, you should definitely read it.

  9. bookbearblog 05/11/2015 / 12:05 pm

    Naughty and Crosses is such an amazing, heart wrenching book! Another series I need to finish!

    • iloveheartlandx 05/11/2015 / 4:08 pm

      It’s beautiful isn’t it? Yes, you definitely should!

  10. Molly's Book Nook 05/11/2015 / 4:22 pm

    I haven’t read any of these! I’ll need to look into some 🙂

  11. Ashley 06/11/2015 / 2:18 pm

    This must definitely be underrated, because I haven’t heard of any of them! LOL! So happy about your post though, because now I can look them up and see what I’m missing out on!

  12. Kar @ Pause Time 09/11/2015 / 9:18 pm

    I’ve only read Boys Don’t Cry by Malorie Blackman and I enjoyed it, maybe I’ll give Noughts and Crosses a try!
    Great list, thanks for stopping by mine 😀

    • iloveheartlandx 10/11/2015 / 11:32 am

      You should, Noughts and Crosses is amazing! Thank you! No problem!

  13. Liza @ Reading with ABC 10/11/2015 / 2:11 am

    I feel awful that I haven’t read any of these 😦

    • iloveheartlandx 10/11/2015 / 11:31 am

      Don’t, they’re on here because I didn’t think many bloggers would have read them. You definitely should try some of them though!

  14. Sue @crushingcinders 10/11/2015 / 2:40 pm

    I loved Between Shades of Grey and Unwind too. I really struggle to sell the historical fiction to the YA at our school library, but dystopia mania continues!

    • iloveheartlandx 10/11/2015 / 2:52 pm

      Glad to hear! I can kind of get why historical fiction is less popular than dystopia, after all dystopians are usually more exciting, although personally, I love both!

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