Ten Underrated/Hidden Gems I've Read Recently


I always enjoy reading these lists on other blogs and figured I'd give it a go. Me, being me, likely won't be participating every week but more likely whenever the topic catches my eye. If you haven't seen the feature before now it is hosted/created by The Broke and the Bookish. See upcoming topics and learn more HERE.

Ten Underrated/Hidden Gems I've Read Recently

I heard a little buzz about a few of those but not nearly enough. Therefore, I shall showcase them.

Click on covers to be whisked away to my review :)

The Secret Life of Souls by Jack KetchumAll in Fear by Steve BermanThe Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel

1.  The Secret Life of Souls:  If you love dogs you need to read this. 
2.  All In Fear: A chilling collection of weird little horror stories. More of you need to read it!
3.  The Summer That Melted Everything: This book is an experience in heartbreak and a must read from a debut author. 

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn GreenwoodEsther the Wonder Pig by Steve JenkinsThe Sadist's Bible by Nicole Cushing

4.  All the Ugly & Wonderful Things: Controversial and unbelievably good.
5.  Esther the Wonder Pig: A little pig saved from slaughter who became internet famous!
6.  The Sadist's Bible: A visceral and unforgettable horror tale.

Lessons from Tara by David RosenfeltWoodland Knits by Stephanie Dosen

7.  Lessons from Tara: Again, if you love dogs, read this. You'll fall in love with Tara.
8.  Woodland Knits: A quirkly little book of knits to knit.

Dog Crazy by Meg DonohueBlood Secrets by Craig  Jones

9.    Dog Crazy: Again DOGS!  But also about grief & recovery. It even made me cry.
10.  Blood Secrets: An oldie but a creepy goodie.

Have you guys read any of these?

Comments

  1. I found All in Fear to be more creepy and surreal than terrifying, but there were some strong stories. The Sadist's Bible looks great.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The Sadist's Bible is awesome. I think you'd enjoy it very much.

      Delete
  2. Ok, so I've seen Ester the Wonder Pig twice on your blog now and I simply must get my hands on it. I mean, who couldn't love that pig? I also own Dog Crazy but haven't read it yet. Have you read Step Dog or Lost and Found? They both feature dogs and I highly recommend them both. I'm super curious about The Summer that Melted Everything.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Esther is a funny and sweet book. I think you'll love it. I haven't read Step Dog or Lost & Found (though that one sounds familiar). Who wrote them?

      Delete
    2. Lost and Found is by Jacqueline Sheehan (and there is a sequel too) and Step Dog is by Nicole Galland. I need to do a post about best dog books I've read in the past 5 years. Next weeks TTT is a freebie so hmmmmm.....it's either this topic or series I need to start. Can't decide.

      Delete
    3. Thanks, Barb! I'm adding them to the list. Yes, PLEASE do a dog post! I don't need to find new any new series, lol.

      Delete
    4. Lost and Found takes place on Peak's Island in Maine, one of my favorite places! Thanks for the recommendation. This one is going to the top of my list.

      Delete
  3. I actually haven't heard of any of those on your list! All the Ugly and Wonderful Things sounds intriguing, but I'm not sure that I could stomach it!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I haven't seen the Nicole Cushing book before...might have to go and check that out, find out more...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's dark and reminded a little of early Clive Barker. I loved it. I hope you do too if you get a chance to read it.

      Delete
  5. I now want Woodland Knits!! I am a knitter and I like knitting books. :-)

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2017/01/top-ten-tuesday-ten-underratedhidden.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for visiting. Woodland Knits is an adorable book of knits. If you like whimsy, you will love it!

      Delete
  6. I have only heard of one of those but some of them look pretty interesting. :) I have tried my hand at knitting and that book Woodland Knits looks like it could have some cute things in it. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It does have a lot of cute things. I'm making another version of the wishing scarf and it's super easy.

      Delete
  7. I second The Secret Life of Souls. It was one of my absolute favorite reads last year.

    ReplyDelete
  8. The Secret Life of Souls looks great.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should give it a read. It is fantastic. Especially if you love dogs.

      Delete
  9. All in Fear and The Secret Life of Souls have piqued my interest. Thank you for putting them on my radar :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you enjoy them both, if you get a chance to read them.

      Delete
  10. Love, love, love The Summer That Melted Everything! That was such a great book. I wasn't too thrilled by All the Ugly and Wonderful Things but I am in the minority with that one. Great list!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow, someone else who read them both! Yeah, All the Ugly was a bit polarizing.

      Delete
  11. I haven't seen any of these! Esther The Wonderful Pig has me curious because (1) I loved Charlotte's Web as a kid and (2) my mom's name is Esther lol!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was meant for you then! I think you'll love it. It's an adorable read.

      Delete
  12. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things was so good. I think it was my favorite last year. Great list!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Grace, it was such a moving, grueling read. I love those kinds of books.

      Delete
  13. I have not read any of these but I really like the Rosenfelt Andy Carpenter series with Tara. I'm interested in all the dog titles.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I need to read that Andy Carpenter series. I'm on hold at Overdrive for the audios. Maybe this will be the year I get started on them.

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Horror Review: Fidget Spinners Destroyed My Family by George Billions

Horror Review: Blanky by Kealan Patrick Burke

Audiobook Review: Prawn of the Dead by Dakota Cassidy