Today’s topic is:
Underrated Books that Deserve More Buzz
Once There Were Wolves – Charlotte McConaghy (17,752 Goodreads ratings)
This is one of my favourite reads of the year. It’s so beautifully atmospheric with a hint of eeriness to it. It’s set in the Scottish Highlands and the main character is a biologist trying to bring wolves back to Scotland.
The Lost Village – Camilla Sten (12,659 Goodreads ratings)
I listened to this one and the audiobook narrator’s voice really added to the creepiness of this book!
Miss Meteor – Tehlor Kay Mejia (1,670 Goodreads ratings)
A really cute story about inclusion, about bullying, about a beauty pageant in a small town.
The Last Fallen Star – Graci Kim (1,359 Goodreads ratings)
This middle-grade read has great blending of Korean mythology into modern times.
We Are Satellites – Sarah Pinsker (1,467 Goodreads ratings)
I loved the idea behind this one – a brain implant that helps your brain work faster. What happens to those who refuse to get it? Or just can’t? A really thoughtful and relevant piece that more people should read.
The Shadow King – Maaza Mengiste (8,972 Goodreads ratings)
This book is set during the Italian invasion of Ethiopia in 1935. Its focus is on the women fighters of the war. It was really an eyeopener, but also a really gripping story full of great characters. This was on the 2020 Booker Prize shortlist. So I’m a bit surprised that it’s got so few ratings!
Love is for Losers – Wibke Brueggemann (1,478 Goodreads ratings)
A funny and honest book about a 15yo girl. It’s a coming of age story, also a learning what love is kind of story.