Top 10 Tuesday | Maggie and Claire’s Hidden Book Gems We’ve Read in the Last Year

We skipped last week (whoops), but now we’re back with our picks for this week’s Top 10 Tuesday! Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week Maggie and I are going to list some underrated books we’ve read in the last year. Let us know in the comments if you’ve read any hidden gems lately!

Maggie’s Choices

1. The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

2. Seven Ways We Lie by Ridley Redgate

3. Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander

4. Killing Jesus: A History by Bill O’Reilly

5. Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie

6. Phish: The Biography by Parke Puterbaugh

7. The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout

8. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

9. The Schopenhauer Cure by Irvin D. Yalom

10. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann

Claire’s Choices

1. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

2. Bel Dame Apocrypha by Kameron Hurley

3. Bird Box by Josh Malerman

4. The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

5. Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers

6. The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan

7. Cracked by Eliza Crewe

8. The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters

9. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

10. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

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  1. I loved the Cure For Dreaming. It’s the second book I’ve really enjoyed by Cat Winters.😊

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    1. So far it’s the only book I’ve read by her, but I was very impressed by how well she wove together two very different ideas–hypnotism and women’s suffrage. I’m definitely putting the rest of her books in my TBR list!

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  2. I’m really glad to hear you liked The Sociopath Next Door, Maggie! I really want to read that one.

    Here’s my TTT if you’re interested and haven’t seen it yet: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2017/01/17/top-ten-hidden-gemsunderrated-books-i-read-in-2016/

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    1. Maggie says:

      Hi, Kourtni! Yes! This book is amazing – definitely deserving of a re-read! I didn’t realize how many sociopaths I’ve encountered throughout my life until I read this book – VERY eye-opening! I hope you enjoy it too! 😀

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  3. I hadn’t heard of Cracked Up to Be. I need to add that one to my TBR.
    My TTT.

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    1. I picked up Cracked Up to Be because it was free for a while on Scribd and absolutely LOVED it. It’s such a raw and realistic look at a high school girl’s struggle with guilt and mental illness. I definitely highly recommend it!

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      1. That’s great to know! I definitely added it to my TBR. 🙂

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  4. Erin says:

    Hyperbole and a Half is one of my book gems too! And I can’t wait for Solutions and Other Problems.

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    1. Same! Her art style is so simple yet so hilarious!

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  5. Ahh, I LOVED Bird Box!! It was so unique and super creepy.

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  6. I have Cracked and the Cure for Dreaming on my tbr, glad to hear they are worth a read!

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  7. You each have a wonderful list. Love the covers!

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  8. so excited to check these out 🙂

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