Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s is Hidden Gems (which books haven’t been talked about as much or haven’t been marketed as strongly that you think deserve some recognition?). Here are some books that I think should get more praise.


1. Something So Right
Series: Something So, #1
Author: Natasha Madison

If you’re a sports romance fan, you really need to give Something So Right a try. Natasha Madison is an amazing writer who adds a lot of humor and passion to her stories. This entire series is amazing.

2. Grip
Series: Grip, #1
Author: Kennedy Ryan

Grip was my #1 read of 2017. It’s a contemporary romance, but it’s got some great social commentary and is really with the times. The writing is beautiful, too. If you’re interested in it, start by reading the free prequel, Flow.

3. Bad Mommy
Author: Tarryn Fisher

Bad Mommy was brilliant. It completely messed with my head. The less you know going in, the better. It should have been hyped like Gone Girl or The Girl on the Train. I thought it was better than both of those.

4. Full Tilt
Series: Full Tilt Duet, #1
Author: Emma Scott

I randomly requested Full Tilt from NetGalley. I hadn’t heard of Emma Scott at that time. I think her books are gaining popularity, but I don’t think enough people have read this duet. It’s so emotional and gorgeous.

5. Up in the Treehouse
Author: K.K. Allen

When K.K. Allen asked me to read Up in the Treehouse, I had no idea that it was set so close to where I live. The accuracy of the setting made me so happy. So did the story.

6. Waiting on the Sidelines
Series: Waiting on the Sidelines, #1
Author: Ginger Scott

Honestly, I could have out any Ginger Scott book here. She writes YA and NA books. I know more and more people are reading them, but I want even more to. I also don’t think some of her backlist gets the attention it should.

7. Saving Toby
Series: Toby & Caudia, #1
Author: Suzanne McKenna Link

I really loved Saving Toby when I read it. If you’re an NA fan, I would recommend this one. It was fun, fast-paced, romantic, and intense.

8. Dear Daughter
Author: Elizabeth Little

I read Dear Daughter during the Gone Girl era. I liked reading it more than I liked reading Gone Girl. I don’t think it got enough hype.

9. Interference
Series: Prescott Family, #1
Author: Mignon Mykel

This is another sports romance that doesn’t get enough credit in my mind. I adored Interference. It was a great introduction to the series and Mykel’s writing.

10. Calm Like Home
Author: Kaisa Clark

When this book came out in 2015, Kaisa Clark asked me to read/review it. I loved it. I found myself relating to the main character so easily. It reminded me of my college years. It only has 47 reviews on Goodreads and that makes me sad.

14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Gems

  1. I read Flow/Grip because of you and still need to finish that series, but I agree: AMAZEBALLS. I also got a Natasha Madison book recently b/c of you…and a Mignon Mykel I think. Haven’t read them yet, but looking forward to it.

    And you know I’m a total Ginger Scott fan myself, though you also know I wasn’t as big a fan of Waiting on the Sidelines. But you really can’t go wrong with Ginger.

    I’ll definitely be checking out a few more of these!

    • Yes, the cover is great. I loved the book because it’s set like 15 minutes from where I live and the setting was very accurate.

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