Monday, January 16, 2017

TTT - Hidden Gem Books I've Read In the Past Year or So


This top 10 weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and can be found HERE.  Each week they focus on lists which cover various topics related to books and reading. This week I am featuring books which I consider hidden gems and feel more people should read.









Everyone knows I'm pretty much obsessed with Lizzie Borden and I LOVED this lesser known novel about her life.  Purdy also wrote "The Ripper's Wife" which was also great.


I know a lot of people have said they want to start this series,  but I still don't feel it is getting the love it deserves.  #5 comes out later this year.


A fairly new release but I feel more people need to give it a chance.  Plus...dog! (Why do I feel like a kid with ADHD whenever I see a dog on a cover???)


This is a great gothic mystery and I feel so many people would like it if they would just pick it up!


A historical mystery I probably would have never read if the publisher hadn't sent me a unsolicited copy but I REALLY enjoyed it and can't wait for the next one in this series later this year.


So many people enjoy Sherlock books so I'm surprised I haven't seen this one being talked about more.


This book was so much fun and I think anyone who likes dogs would appreciate it.


Another great and definitely lesser known mystery I read this past year.


This book was beautiful and haunting and creepy so I don't know why more people haven't read it.  Also, the author is really well liked so I can't recommend this one enough.


Definitely a lesser know gem.

So have you read any of these?  Are any on your TBR?  Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with this week???

20 comments:

  1. The Language of Dying was heartbreaking, tough to read if one is grieving, but it really is a beautiful piece of work. I also agree with you on Matt Wallace's series. It's really unique as UF series go.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I love Matt Wallace and bet he himself is one interesting individual. The Language of Dying is hard to appreciate unless a person reads it and can see how beautiful it is themselves.

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  2. Not only have I not read any of these, but this is the first I think I've seen them! So many books, so easy to miss great ones. I'm particularly pulled toward the ones with dogs on the cover - I too get a bit ADD where dogs are concerned :)

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    1. Canine ADHD is a condition I tell ya! I would highly recommend any of the dog books here.

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  3. Envy of Angels will be getting some attention from me before this month is finished! It's on my new list of reads for the rest of January. I WANT to love it! I've got the Lizzie Borden one as well so I'll maybe get to that later in the year.

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    1. I really hope you like the Matt Wallace books and can't wait to hear your thoughts on them and Lizzie!

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  4. Out of those I have read one and have one I need to read. :) Nice list.

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  5. The Language of Dying is one I have every intention of reading this year. I was send Secret Life of Souls but never touched it; wasn't brave enough to dive into something I knew nothing about at the time.

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    1. I would say give Secret Life of Souls a chance. It's hard to describe but almost everyone I know who has read it has really liked it. It can be ugly at times (as most people can be) but the story is beautiful and haunting.

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  6. You've got some great books on this list. And some I'm not familiar with, so I can add some new ones to my pile! Jonathan Unleashed definitely looks like a "Tammy" book:-)

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    1. Jonathan Unleashed is a fun read. I had read one of Rosoff's other book and didn't like it as much, but this one was a lot of fun!

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  7. I haven't heard of any of these but I have been seeing more and more about Lizzy Borden items as of late on a few different blogs and online/tv.

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    1. There seems to be a lot of Lizzie stuff out now. I think Lifetime really aided the resurgence with their movie and short-lived series.

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  8. I think you got me with Dog Gone. I see dog and my tbr pile groans.

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  9. The secret Life of Souls looks great, and I love that cover of A Study in Scarlet Women. Looks so atmospheric!

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  10. I have that same dog ADHD, but I'm scared to read most of them! :)

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  11. Ok...I haven't read any of the books that made you list but I did buy Envy of Angles after reading your review. Does that count for something? I also have a copy of Jonathan Unleased sitting on my shelf begging to be read.

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  12. I need to get that Jonathan Unleashed. I have so many unread books on my Kindle, I haven't been buying much new lately but I love the cover of that one.

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  13. I've been excited for that Sherry Thomas book... anything Sherlock is an insta-add for me. Hope to get to it soon!

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