Hidden Treasure: Ten TBR Pile Books With Less Than 100 Ratings on Goodreads

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about book crushes and, honestly, I can’t think of a character form a book I’ve ever had a ‘crush’ on. So I’m taking things in a completely different direction.

No surprise, but my TBR pile has ballooned over the past few months. I don’t know what it is, but every book that comes across my desk looks amazing. Old, new—future releases and long out of print. Look, I know I’ll never catch up on it, but eventually I’ll make a dent in it … right? Yeah, maybe.

Either way, today I’m highlighting ten books from this ever-growing pile. While it feels like there are plenty of books on there that everyone else has read (I’ll get around to Dune … I swear), there are plenty more with far less than 100 ratings on Goodreads. Here are ten of them that I’m sure are hidden treasures.

Bad News: Why We Fall for Fake News and Alternative Facts
by Rob Brotherton

Goodreads


Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power
by Psyche A. Williams-Forson

Goodreads


Dead in the Water
by Connie Feddersen

Goodreads


Family Files
by Adèle Geras
illustrated by Eric Brace

Goodreads


Jack and Jill
by Eric Weiner

Goodreads


Mama Solves a Murder
by Norah DeLoach

Goodreads


Sealand: The True Story of the World’s Most Stubborn Micronation and Its Eccentric Royal Family
by Dylan Taylor-Lehman

Goodreads


The Squampkin Patch: A Nasselrogt Adventure
by J.T. Petty

Goodreads


Weird Women, Wired Women
by Kit Reed

Goodreads


A Wilder Magic
by Juliana Brandt

Goodreads


Note: Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants.

26 Comments

  1. Anne Bennett says:

    Good choice for a change up this week. My list of crushworthy Austen men

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  2. God my TBR pile is vast – one of the problem with having a Kindle, not being able to see how many books are on it visually! A Wilder Magic may well find it’s way on there too!
    I agree that fictional crushes was a bit weird but I did my best and these are my fictional crushes, some formed years ago, others more recent!

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    1. Yes, that’s a big problem I’ve ran into since getting a Kindle! So many more books that are just one click away. Hope you enjoy A Wilder Magic if you check it out. I’m excited to get around to it … eventually.

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  3. Marianne Maurer says:

    Great twist, I also did one. Like you, I don’t really have “crushes” but I put the fictional characters I most admire, my Personal Heroes.

    You have some interesting books there, I never heard of Sealand and find it fascinating. Not that I approve of those kind of people. And “Bad News” and the Chicken book also sound interesting.

    Thanks.

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    1. Oh, I love that twist on the topic!

      Hopefully all of these are worth reading. I’m sure I’ll get around to all of them … eventually.

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      1. Marianne Maurer says:

        Thanks, Christopher. I know the feeling. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could buy the time we need to read a book with the book itself?

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    1. Very excited to get around to that one!

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  4. masterspj says:

    The mysteries sound like they could be good.

    When you get the chance, I hope you can stop by my post and check it out: https://readbakecreate.com/characters-i-would-love-to-have-a-drink-with/

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    1. You can never go wrong with a good mystery.

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  5. I can totally relate! I don’t know what it is about all the books I see lately but I *need* them on my TBR and wishlist lol I haven’t heard of any of these titles but some of them do look great! I hope you enjoy them 🙂

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    1. It’s the worst! And the best. I’ve read a lot of amazing books lately, but I feel drawn to way too many that I know I won’t have time for.

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  6. I know what you mean about wanting to read almost everything you come across. I’ve felt the same way lately, but I’ve also been in a reading slump, which is a horrible combination! 😅 I hadn’t seen the books on your list before, but The Family Files seems like a fun story.

    Hope you’ll visit my TTT list

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    1. That is the worst combination! Hopefully you’ve gotten over slump by now though.

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  7. Ooo! Book crush! I love this idea! So may good books sneaking into my TBR lately.

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    1. Same here! My TBR list just keeps ballooning.

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  8. Great topic! These look interesting. I’m also adding every book I see to my TBR lately. 😅

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    1. That is exactly what’s been having to me!

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  9. Susan says:

    I love this idea for a list! I might have to steal it some time. I haven’t heard of any of these, but some of them sound like books I would really enjoy. Thanks for the heads-up on these hidden gems.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

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    1. I love when people do lists like these! Some of the best books I’ve read barely have an online presence.

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  10. Lexlingua says:

    Yay, you’re back! Hope things are going well at your end. You’ve been missed on TTT! 🙂 Thanks for a great reclist, and my own pick from here is Family Files — that nose is a dead ringer, innit? Haha.

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    1. Unfortunately, I’ve been back and forth because of moving, but things are finally starting to even out! And I just love that art for Family Files. What a family!

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      1. lghiggins says:

        I can relate. Moving puts a dent in living! I’m glad things are settling out for you.

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  11. Sealand?! What IS this? I’m so curious about that one! Bad News and Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs (amazing title alert) both sound really interesting too. Thanks for highlighting these!

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    1. Sealand is fascinating! I had no idea about the story before coming across this book, but I was captivated. It’s wild!

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