Top Ten Tuesday: Books I loved with <2000 Goodreads ratings

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is:

 Books I LOVED with Fewer than 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads

(links are to Goodreads)

 

The Lost Garden by Li Ang (26 ratings)

This book by Taiwanese author Li Ang was originally published in 1991 and this edition, translated from the Chinese, was published in 2015. My thoughts here

The Perfect Egg by Aldo Buzzi (63 ratings)

I read this in 2007 and rated it 4 stars. It’s a short read with various essays on food.

Flight by Oona Frawley (77 ratings)

I wrote in my review: Flight takes time to get into. But when you do get into it, it is a gem. It is a story about feeling lost, both within the world and within themselves. It is unsettling, it is emotional. It is a thoughtful story that makes you examine your own life, your own situation, and where you belong

Read the rest of my thoughts here

Naming Monsters by Hannah Eaton (81 ratings)

A really interesting graphic novel about a teenager dealing with the death of her mother

The Old Garden by Hwang Sok-yong (124 ratings)

I wrote in my review: “The Old Garden is essentially a just-out-of-prison story. A political prisoner,  Oh Hyun Woo, is released after twenty years and he discovers how much life has changed on the outside. It’s not about learning about new technology that kind of thing. But a reflection on how South Korea has changed over the years. Hyun Woo also discovers that the woman he loved is dead, but he finds her letters and paintings and learns about her life in the past twenty years.”

Read the rest of my review here

The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen – Atossa Araxia Abrahamian (134 ratings)

A great quick (162 pages) nonfiction read about citizenship and globalization. A rare nonfiction read which felt like it could have been longer.

The Fourth Star: Dispatches from Inside Daniel Boulud’s Celebrated New York Restaurant by Leslie Brenner (139 ratings)

A great read for anyone interested in the restaurant scene. Read my review here

 

 

 


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

 

 

 

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      1. Soft boiled …. I watched this video a long time ago how to make the perfect soft-boiled egg …. it was like a scientific approach … I’ve been making it like that ever since and I have had only perfect outcomes 🙂

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  1. Wow! All of these books are new to me. That’s what I’m loving so much about this particular theme. 🙂

    I am definitely going to pick up Naming Monsters and The Perfect Egg. I love graphic novels, essays, and food! Thanks for calling our attention to these, Sharlene.

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  2. Absolutely adore this weeks theme because there are so many books out there that don’t have the ratings they deserve. Plus, this gives us all a chance to boost these titles and I’ve found quite a few books from everyone’s lists to add to my TBR shelf. Especially on your list. Ah! Thanks for sharing.

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