Books I’ve Loved With Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads


 Top Ten Books We Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads 

Oh this was a different topic!

So first of all, I didn’t realise one can easily add a column for ‘number of ratings’ when you’re looking at “My Books” in Goodreads.

Already I’ve noticed just how large some of the differences can be! Take Flight by Oona Frawley (which I’ve raved about on Instagram and Litsy, and will be posting about later this week). It only has 36 ratings! Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, on the other hand, has 28,823! If you’re curious, the book on my list with the highest number of ratings is The Hunger Games with a whopping 4,275,981 ratings!

Anyway, so here are some great books with under 2000 Goodreads ratings


Flight  – Oona Frawley (36 ratings)

A beautiful book published by an independent Irish press. It’s set in Ireland, Vietnam, America and discusses immigration, citizenship, belonging and more.

 The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father – Kao Kalia Yang (36 ratings)

I loved this book- and you can read my thoughts here – and it really deserves more attention!

The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen – Atossa Araxia Abrahamian (62 ratings)

A short book of non-fiction and would make a great companion read for Flight as it discusses buying citizenship (my thoughts)

Who Ate Up All the Shinga?: An Autobiographical Novel – Park Wan-Suh (72 ratings)

A look into life in rural Korea in the 1930s, during the Japanese Occupation and its aftermath (my thoughts)

Inheritance – Balli Kaur Jaswal (97 ratings)

I loved this book, probably one of my favourite books set in Singapore.

The Song of Everlasting Sorrow: A Novel of Shanghai – Wang Anyi (203 ratings)

An unforgettable melancholic story set in Shanghai and moves from 1940s to 1980s (my thoughts)

The Dead Ladies Project: Exiles, Expats, and Ex-Countries – Jessa Crispin (293 ratings)

As a Bookslut fan, I loved this nonfiction book by Crispin, who travels Europe researching and learning about the lives of writers and their lovers. And also, learning about herself and her relationship with her lover.

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye – Sonny Liew (419 ratings)

I know I keep talking about this graphic novel but I really do love it (my thoughts)

Pleasantville – Attica Locke (647 ratings)

I have loved everything Attica Locke has written. Smart, thrilling, exciting reads (my thoughts)

Sunny – Taiyo Matsumoto (667 ratings)

I don’t read that much manga, a lot of it can be a bit too weird for me. But I really adored this series set in a home for children. Many of them have parents but they aren’t able to take care of their kids (alcohol, poverty etc). It’s kinda sad.



  1. Very interesting list! Thanks for sharing! All of my books combined are less than 50 I think, but so far they’ve been positive! I have a long way to go, it seems. 😊


  2. I really want to read The Dead Ladies Project. And I have heard really good things about Locke, but just haven’t got around to reading any of them!


  3. I miss doing top ten tuesdays and this theme is so lovely – I might pick it up again in the future. I’ve added the Cosmopolites, The Song of Everlasting Sorrow and The Dead Ladies project to the TBR.


  4. Wow I didn’t know these had so few ratings! Surprised at the Attica Locke, I’ve been saving this one for after uni, I adore her writing. And Cosmopolites and Flight are definitely in my list thanks to you!😃


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