It’s Wednesday! This means it’s time for Top 5 Wednesday, a weekly meme created by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey and now hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. You can check out and join the Goodreads group here.
This week’s topic is My Favorite Underrated Books. I feel like there are a lot of books out there that don’t get nearly as much love as they deserve, so I’m very excited to write this post and share some of those books with you guys.
- A Step From Heaven by An Na. I feel like I always talk about this book whenever the situation arises. I read it so long ago, but it always pops into my head when I hear the term ‘underrated’. I honestly feel like this book doesn’t get enough love.
- The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordon. Rick Riordon is the author of beloved mythological series such as Percy Jackson, as well as spin-off series, but nobody seems to ever talk about his Egyptian spin on mythology in The Kane Chronicles. I read this series a long time ago as well so I can’t say if I would still love it as much as I remember loving it, but I find it strange how people don’t mention it all that much.
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I don’t read all that many classics, so it’s not like there is much competition for my favorite classic, but A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is my #1 on my list of favorite classics. I think the story is just so beautiful and the setting is wonderfully explored as well, and I don’t hear about it nearly as much as other classics such as Austen or Dickens novels.
- The Goddess Girls by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams. There was once a time where I was obsessed with this series. I had books 1-6 I believe and I devoured them, eagerly awaiting the release of new ones. Now I don’t own them anymore, nor do I have the urge to buy the newest books either, but I feel like they’re underrated children’s books that make me smile and laugh and actually taught me a lot about Greek mythology in a non-Percy Jackson setting.
- The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman. I feel like I talk about this book quite often on my blog as well, or at least I’ve mentioned it a few too many times, but I don’t care. I really enjoyed this book although it’s not my typical genre. I feel like it was a beautifully developed first novel by an author with a lot of promise, and I haven’t seen many people across the book community talking about it, so I consider it underrated.
What are some books that you’ve read and think are underrated? Let me know in the comments below!