An eerie mystery with a slow build up of drama, complex relationships and characters, and two settings 50 years apart. The secrets and twists kept me captivated throughout as I read about the murders horrifying the small town.
An interesting book to help anyone learn to perceive situations better. With the author’s guidance we can learn to observe almost anything better. I really enjoyed the numerous examples to practice my newly acquired observational skills in everyday life and using the artwork provided in the book. I found myself highly engaged throughout. Very helpful for business, healthcare workers, students, etc.
A wonderful historical fiction novel that tells the story of a town of people dealing with the aftermath of a terrible tornado. Set in the 1930s, we experience two perspectives of the same event, separated mainly by skin color. I loved the great character development and insight and also the lovely unique writing style.
An engaging thriller made even better by the medical setting. The author is a nurse, so this lends a wonderful authenticity to the novel that absolutely makes it work. I was absolutely intrigued throughout, and the science nerd in me loved it!
A sweet, fun contemporary romance set in the world of Hollywood. One of the first romance novels I read and thoroughly enjoyed. Alison Sweeney, the author, works in Hollywood, which lends a wonderful authenticity to her book.
A magnificent story about a magnificent dog. Arthur was a stray dog that Mikael encountered while adventure racing in Ecuador. He was special. The book tells the heartfelt story of the hard journey to bring Arthur home and make him a part of the family. A must read for animal lovers!
A yoga book that I truly related to. I found myself marking so many passages with post its. There are so many teachings about yoga from the ancient teachings to practical integrated practices for our busy modern day lives. The content was informative, detailed, and all encompassing, but never boring.
One of my favorite books that I’ve read all year! Song of a Captive Bird tells the tory of a famous and controversial Iranian poet. She’s a spirited young woman in a world that expects girls to always be quiet and respectful. The writing is captivating, as are the descriptions of the Iranian countryside. The translations of her poetry make this novel even better.
If you haven’t heard about Nasty Women, you are missing out! I was skeptical at first, thinking the title was a gimmick to sell books. But I was so thrilled to find quality information from so many women with so many different perspectives. I learned a lot and have recommended the book to so many people.
Some of these books have made best seller lists, but still have less than 1,000 ratings on Goodreads. That’s ratings, not even reviews. Why do you think that is? Legitimately, let me know, I’m curious as to some of your theories.
Also, please share with which of these books you’re adding to your TBR lists!
Fascinating, amazing, and great for all you medical nerds out there. Essentially a book about cardiovascular surgery, it’s history, and innovations in medicine. Complex and smart, but well explained for people not well versed in medicine.
An incredibly fascinating and informative look at how and why our brain automatically reacts to certain situations with stress and anxiety. Filled with great checklists to help us take charge of our stress and anxieties.
Each book tell the heartwarming tale of medical professionals, usually nurses, struggling in their personal and romantic lives. A perfect blend of an authentic behind the scenes medical setting and uplifting romance.
A memoir about a member of the Magnificent 7, the gold medal winning gymnastics team at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Stories from her childhood, years in the sport of gymnastics, and cancer diagnosis make up this intriguing, brave and inspiring book.
The story of a teenage girl who cares for her mother suffering from bipolar disorder. Sophie hasn’t been able to live a “normal” teenage life ever. Then things change and with the help of others Sophie can start living her life for herself. A great book about children caring for their parents.
Did you know that women served in the military in the Civil War? Nope? Neither did I before reading this book. It’s fascinating to learn about the aspects of history that are rarely written about in the history books.
How does this memoir not have more reviews? A heartbreaking, inspiring, educational look at what it’s like to live with a chronic illness, specially chronic lyme disease. I cannot stop talking about this amazing book!
I highly recommend that you give some of these underrated books a read. Click the titles to be redirected to Goodreads for a full summary. Enjoy!
I want to know . . .
which books are you adding to your TBR list?
Also, look out for the last post in the series . . . next up: Underrated
Scrolling through my Read List on Goodreads, I realized that I have read a lot of underrated books. Or at least books that many people haven’t taken the time to give a star rating. Now obviously Goodreads is not the only place to determine if a book is popular or not. But it is where I add, rate, and review books that I read.
Since I tend to read somewhat eclectically, there were way too many books to recommend all at once. I’ve split it into 3 categories. Over the coming few weeks, look out for more posts in this series of underrated books.
Right now I will introduce you to books I’ve enjoyed, but have less than 100 ratings on Goodreads.