Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Underrated Books


The Top Ten Tuesday is a meme from The Broke and The Bookish!

I just said I wouldn’t do this week, but seeing as other people also can’t think of ten books in a single genre, I’ll do a quick one as well. I don’t know how much any of these have been rated elsewhere, but I definitely haven’t heard all that much about them.

1. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome


Okay, so I haven’t actually fully completed this book- I wasn’t in the mood. But I’m 3/4 done and it is so hysterically funny at times!

2. Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park


I read this as an adult- somehow I missed this as a child, even though I loved Ruth Park. But the story was right up my alley, it was romantic and it was devastating. Such an awesome book!


3. A Town Like Alice by Neville Shute


This book is amazing and I don’t think it gets half the credit it is due. The romance had me swooning, it was vicious and uplifting and just… PERFECT.


4. Claiming the Highlander by Kinley MacGregor


Ah, my first ever romance novel. It was so ridiculous and hilarious. I’ve somehow lost my copy of it and it sent me into mourning… such a great read.


5. Succubus series by Richelle Mead




Another fun series! How books like Fifty Shades become stupidly popular while this one doesn’t completely escapes me.

6. Anything by Kate Morton



I love Kate Morton. Her books are just fantastic and keep you in suspense the whole time!

7. The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally



I did have my issues with this book, but overall it was great. It has definitely stuck with me and I keep finding myself thinking about it, even though I read it nearly two years ago.

8. Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier



Compared to Rebecca, you don’t hear all that much about this book. Jamaica Inn seems to get quite a bit of attention, but not Frenchman’s Creek. I loved this book because it wasn’t of the cookie cutter romantic mould and the heroine was a badass.

9. A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey


I’m pretty sure that if you’re not Australian, you’ve never heard of this book. Well get your paws on it, because this rocked. It’s the memoirs of this guy who really had quite an turbulent childhood but he’s just so positive that it’s contagious. Then he went to fight at Gallipoli and did all these other things! I think he was actually barely literate, so you feel like he’s just sitting there and talking to you!

10. Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maude Montgomery


Compared to the Anne series, Emily doesn’t really get a look in. I don’t remember what happened, but I remember loving this.




2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Underrated Books

  1. While browsing through the list of Vintage Classics,I saw Three Men in a Boat and A Town Like Alice.
    I’m happy that the former is here because I’ve added in my wish-list! As for the latter,On the Beach seemed a little more interesting;however I might as well pick A Town Like Alice now.

    • I haven’t read any other books by Shute yet! Maybe soon!
      The first chapter of Three Men in a Boat had me giggling- he talks about hypochondria and I can definitely see how its so relevant to today!

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