Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic is hidden gems.  I went through my Goodreads "Read" list and chose some books I really enjoyed that didn't have a lot of reviews or ratings.  These books are all wonderful, so I'm hoping to get the word out there about them!

     

Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon: Time travel, love, family, forgiveness - this book has it all. 

Rutherford Park by Elizabeth Cooke: If you like Downton Abbey, try this book out.

Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton: A quiet yet powerful "end of the world" story.

 

 The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice: A quirky coming-of-age story, for fans of I Capture the Castle.

The Windy City Magic series by Crystal Cestari: This YA series with a dose of magical realism is so adorable, I'm really surprised I haven't seen more love for it!

   

 A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott: If you enjoy historical fiction and Gone With the Wind, you'll love this one.

How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat: Other bloggers have talked about this book, but I really think more people should read it, for its messages about social media and self-confidence.

The Debutante by Kathleen Tessaro: A grand English estate, a decades-old mystery - love this one!


The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard: This well-plotted, slow burn murder mystery is a must for anyone who likes character-driven suspense.


32 comments:

  1. Great list! Good Morning, Midnight sounds really interesting, I'll have to check it out.

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  2. Oh most of these are new to me so I will ap to check them out. How To Disappear catches my eye!

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  3. Awesome list! I have had Rutherford Park on my bookshelf for quite sometime. Hopefully I can read it soon. I also agree about A Touch of Stardust - loved that book!

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    1. So glad to hear someone else read it and loved it!

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  4. Valley of the Moon is on my TBR list. I’m glad you liked it. Hopefully I’ll read it someday.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  5. I'm loving this topic and reading it about it all over the place. Making lots of notes! I haven't read any of the books on your list, but have known of several of them. I have read another book by Nancy Pickard that I loved, THE VIRGIN OF SMALL PLAINS. I think it is written in a similar vein to the one you mentioned (which has been on my list forever!). I got to meet Nancy Pickard last spring. It was great!

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    1. That's awesome! I read The Virgin of Small Plains, but it didn't make as big of an impact as Scent of Rain!

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  6. This prompt is leaving me with so many more books I need to read! I have not read any of these books. I'm a Downton Abbey fan, so Rutherford Park is one I'll definitely check out! I'm jotting down so many titles form your list, though, so I'm glad to have more awesome-sounding books to find. :)

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    1. Yay, I hope you enjoy all of them! I've gotten my mom into reading the Rutherford Park books, too!

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  7. How to Disappear is one that I have wanted to read for so long now! I have heard great things from a few people, but you're right in saying there isn't too much buzz about it. The Windy City Magic series looks like such a great series. I will have to give it a try. :)

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    1. They are all such great books, I'm surprised I haven't heard more about them!

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  8. I haven't read any of these but I'm sure there are a lot that I'd love. :D

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    1. Probably! We do seem to enjoy a lot of the same books!

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  9. Good Morning, Midnight! Holy moly that cover! I am always shocked when a book with a great cover doesn't get more notice. Added it to my holds list at the library because I also love "end of world" plots!

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    1. I know,right? Beautiful cover! I hope you love it!

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  10. Valley of the Moon made my list too! I thought it was lovely

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    1. Yay, so glad to find someone else who loved this book!

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  11. Oh, yeah! How to Disappear is SO GOOD!!!! I have nothing but praise for that book.

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  12. Ooh I liked Rutherford Park. I think I read the follow up too. And Good morning, Midnight is one I almost got, back when it came out. Looks like a good read.

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    1. Yay, so glad someone else has read Rutherford Park!

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  13. HOW TO DISAPPEAR sounds really good!! I don't know how that slipped past me last summer! Also, the Crystal Cestari books are totally on my TBR and sitting here waiting for me to read them.

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    1. I saw How To Disappear around a tiny bit, but way less than I expected! The Windy City series is just so adorable, I hope you love it!

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  14. Rutherford Park sounds really good and I think I have The Windy City series on my TBR, probably added it after reading your review for it, lol.

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  15. I'm a little surprised, but I've only read one book on your list. Looks like you've given me a lot to look at more closely!

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  16. I haven't read any of these, or even heard of most of them! But I'll check out the Windy City series, and probably the Nancy Pickard as well.

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