Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems

Top Ten Tuesdays (TTT) is a weekly event now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's TTT is: Hidden Gems. 
There are some hidden gems that I have talked about on here before, so for this post, I wanted to mention some books that I really feel are hidden gems and I haven't mentioned before. There's something for nearly everyone here - I've included a mix of genres. 

The Edgewood Chronicles by Paul Stewart and illustrated by Chris Riddell

This middle grade series is so great! It is whimsical and adventurous and full of characters that I grew to love and care for so quick. This is one of the series that when I fall into it, I don't want to fall out of it and I never want to stop reading.

Far From the Tree by Robin Benway

I know this book got a little bit of hype when it came out, but it seems to have died out fast. I feel like the love should have stuck around a little longer. This was such a beautiful story about family, and relationships.

Blue by Lisa Glass

This series is nearly unheard of. With only 350 ratings on Goodreads. It's a series that I don't know any other people who have read it. This YA series follows surfers through competition. It felt like a laid back drama - a series I got totally sucked into.

Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda

This YA thriller mystery came out of no where! I was hooked on this one and was taken by surprise by it. It takes a bit to surprise me, but this one did. It was such a good thriller mystery.

All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth

This YA/Adult crossover was so much more than I thought it would be. This released this past summer, and I haven't seen anyone talking about it, but I think it deserves some attention. This is a mystery/thriller set in a boarding school. There's a sort-of gothic/eerie atmosphere. There's a secret society. This book is so good!

The Imposter Queen by Sarah Fine

This YA fantasy held so much more than I anticipated it would. I loved the world building, the characters and the story. I know that fantasy is one genre that can get a bit repetitive, but this book was a breath of fresh air.

Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

This is probably my favorite urban fantasy series. I love how BA Kate Daniels is - she's fierce, she takes nothing from no one and she's always willing to help those who need it. I love the world building, it's a fascinating world that surrounds this series.

The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable

This is another book released this summer that I haven't seen anyone talking about. This historical fiction follows Alicia Corning Clark and her affair with JFK. This is a book I went into expecting to just have some fun, but I encountered much more than just a fun read. This is filled with romance, intrigue, maybe a few scandals and people that stand in all their flawed glory.

The Queen of Hearts by Kimberly Martin

I have seen this discussed a little, but I'm so surprised to not see more. This follows doctors as they go through medical school/their residencies as well as when they grow into their careers and become established doctors. Though it wasn't an automatic favorite, I found this one worth the read. The medical perspective was fascinating. Oh, and something intriguing is that this is written by an actual doctor!

The Darkling Bride by Laura Andersen

This gothic mystery took me by surprise. I loved every minute reading this book - from getting descriptions of the setting, to getting to know the history of the house and the characters that have lived there and are trying to find the truth. I really enjoyed this book and it had me seeking out more gothic mysteries.


  1. Ooh nice picks! All new to me ones!

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  2. Summer I Met Jack is on my to-read list. I lost track of it coming out!

  3. I have Far From The Tree sitting on my TBR shelf. I swear I’ll get to it before the end of the year.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!


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