Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is: Ten Hidden Gem Books in X Genre: Pick a genre and share with us some books that have gone under the radar in that genre!

I figured I’d just look at some books that seemed to fly under the radar, check Goodreads to make sure I was right, and then pick from the ones I rated 4.5 Stars or more. And that is how I found these books to share with you! I feel like you should read them all because I loved them all. Sound good? Great. Here we go! 

Oh, and covers link to Goodreads!! 😊








And a few self-pubbed/small pub books that I adored!

Have you read any of these “hidden gems”? Would you like to? Let’s chat about them!

Posted August 29, 2017 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Top Ten Tuesday / 31 Comments


31 responses to “Hidden Gem Books

  1. I don’t think I’ve seen “Disruption” around, but ohmy! That cover makes me curious. I’ll have to look that one up. 🙂

    Though I’ve heard about Courtney’s books, I never did pick any of hers up. Perhaps I should. I do have “Truest” (totally seems underrated!) and “Don’t Touch” (again, I *never* see this one on lists/blogs) on my shelf. Both are books I’ve been interested in for a long time, so I have to ask myself: WHY HAVE I READ THEM! *asks every bookworm at some point* 😉

  2. Disruption and Afer We Fall look awesome (because you know I’m shallow and covers are all), but that green on After We Fall just draws my eye. Down With The shine was one I was gonna read but didn’t… is that blue the moonshine in the story (like magical shine)? It kinda makes me thirsty and I don’t even know what it is…

    Some Fine Day- love the cover!!!

  3. Phantom Limbs was on my list earlier this year (and I linked to it today), because I LOVED it! Sadly, still under 1000 reviews on GR, but I hope more people have read it. It was such a lovely book, and Otis just stole my heart. Mathieu is always a winner for me, and I have another 4 of these on my shelf. I hope to get to them soonish. Great list!

  4. YAY FOR DISRUPTION!! That one is honestly criminally underrated. It’s so so good. 😍😍 And also really really want to read Phantom Limbs and kind of unsure why I haven’t yet. 😂 And also I loved Grunge Gods and Monsters! And her other book Dead And Breakfast (I mean c’mon that title, right? It’s so me).😂

  5. I’ve Flashfall on my shelf… still to be read. I’m culprit. I got it a FairyLoot box and I was sure that it was going to be quite popular, but looks like it didn’t. I never see it around.
    Down with the shine is on my goodreads list of “to-read”. And you’re totally right. It’s another book that I never see around, not even a little details or super short review.

  6. I’m pretty sure I own Grunge, Gods and Graveyards as well as Moon Dwellers. I really need to figure out what is lingering on my Kindle. I also really wanted to read Down With the Shine as well. Wonderful list.

  7. I guess this is where I have to admit that I *STILL* have not read Return Once More. Gah! What is wrong with me? (That is a rhetorical question. Please do not feel led to answer.) I see it, remember that I’m dying to read it, see something shiny, then forget it again. Story of my reading life…

  8. Ouuuu I have You Were Here on my Kobo. I honestly have no idea what it is about. I think I just bought it because it was on sale one day. I haven’t been able to decide on a book to read this week, and seeing it on your list is pushing me to pick it up. 😀

  9. Ooh, fantastic list! I’ve actually had a copy of Disruption sitting around my room for a while, but I haven’t picked it up for some reason — seeing it on this list reminds me I want to do that soon! Don’t Touch and Forbidden sound particularly intriguing — I can feel that my TBR is going to be growing… Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  10. Yay more people need to read Return Once More! It was goooood.

    I’ve heard of most of these but just never got around to them haha.

  11. Kel

    I haven’t read any of these, though Down with the Shine is on my TBR list. I’m like you; I have to check Goodreads to see if a book really flies under the radar or not. Although…I feel like there are different levels, or ranges, of exposure, and a lot of books fall in this medium range? Then you have the few mega-hits and the few practically invisibles?

  12. Wow, you were the third person to recommend Don’t Touch this week! It’s on my TBR list, but now I’m thinking I should read it as soon as possible. 🙂

    Here is our TTT

  13. Ooh they’ve recently gotten Flashfall in at my library and I thought it looked interesting so I’ll probably pick it up now!

  14. Andddd now I have about a million tabs open to read about all of these. 😀 The only one I’ve heard of is “Sweet Madness.” I recently read a book about Lizzie Borden that I did NOT like, so I wonder if this would be the perfect one to cure that. Anyway, off to add these to my TBR!

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