TTT: Top Ten Books We Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads

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Hey everyone, Jamie here! I know Alice wasn’t feeling well and I haven’t done TTTs in a while, so I decided to Guest Post today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic for her! I thought it was going to be hard, but I managed to find 10 books I really enjoyed (almost) under 2000 ratings on Goodreads! There are some really good reads below and I am going to give you a one paragraph review why I liked them but you can also find my review on one of my blogs, which are linked as well! Hope you enjoy this post and find some great new books to read!

ANY OTHER GIRL
Author: Rebecca Phillips
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: January 26, 2016
Rating: 5 stars
Review: Books and Ladders Review

I think the best part of ANY OTHER GIRL was that even though it was clearly a romance novel, there were so many other layers to it with Kat worrying she was too much for other people and trying to bring attention to herself rather than those around her. I think it was written so well because I felt Kat taking the weight of the world on her shoulders so that the people she loved didn’t have to.

Goodreads Link:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25488913-any-other-girl Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Any-Other-Girl-Rebecca-Phillips/dp/1617738824/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1452730246&sr=1-1&keywords=any+other+girl Chapters: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/any-other-girl/9781617738821-item.html?ikwid=any+other+girl&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0 TBD: http://www.bookdepository.com/Any-Other-Girl-Dr-Rebecc-Phillips/9781617738821

Amazon: Link Here

MYSTIQUE
Author: Shari Arnold
Publisher: Createspace
Publication Date: November 17, 2015
Rating: 4.5 stars
Review: Books and Ladders Review

If you want to read a good sci-fi paranormal book, MYSTIQUE is the one for you. Presley was a great main character and I loved trying to figure out Mystique’s secrets alongside her. This one comes with a recommendation from me!

Goodreads Link: 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25488913-any-other-girl Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Any-Other-Girl-Rebecca-Phillips/dp/1617738824/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1452730246&sr=1-1&keywords=any+other+girl Chapters: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/any-other-girl/9781617738821-item.html?ikwid=any+other+girl&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0 TBD: http://www.bookdepository.com/Any-Other-Girl-Dr-Rebecc-Phillips/9781617738821
Amazon: Link Here

TBD: Link Here

WHISPER TO ME
Author: Nick Lake
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Rating: 4 stars
Review: Books and Ladders Review

I really enjoyed WHISPER TO ME. I liked the positive portrayal of therapy and medication. I really felt for Cassie and thought she was a great main character. I really felt the relationship in this one between her and the boy and the friendships in this one were great. I did have a bit of a hard time because of stream of consciousness, but that’s on me not the book itself. Lake really outdid himself with this one and I highly recommend picking it up.

Goodreads Link:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25488913-any-other-girl Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Any-Other-Girl-Rebecca-Phillips/dp/1617738824/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1452730246&sr=1-1&keywords=any+other+girl Chapters: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/any-other-girl/9781617738821-item.html?ikwid=any+other+girl&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0 TBD: http://www.bookdepository.com/Any-Other-Girl-Dr-Rebecc-Phillips/9781617738821
Amazon: Link Here

Chapters: Link Here

TBD: Link Here

SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS
Author: Darcy Woods
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 10, 2016
Rating: 4.5 stars
Review: Books and Ladders Review

This book was one of the cutest contemporary novels I have read in a long time. I loved the introspection of how people can hold so tightly onto something that they forget to live for themselves. I also loved that while this was about romance, when it came down to it, it was about Wil’s love for her friends and family as well.

Goodreads Link:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25488913-any-other-girl Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Any-Other-Girl-Rebecca-Phillips/dp/1617738824/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1452730246&sr=1-1&keywords=any+other+girl Chapters: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/any-other-girl/9781617738821-item.html?ikwid=any+other+girl&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0 TBD: http://www.bookdepository.com/Any-Other-Girl-Dr-Rebecc-Phillips/9781617738821
Chapters: Link Here

TBD: Link Here

FACSIMILE
Author: Vicki L. Weavil
Publisher: Month9Books
Publication Date: March 8, 2016
Rating: 3.5 stars
Review: Books and Ladders Review

FACSIMILE was an honest-to-goodness science fiction novel and I loved it for that. There is lots of science, but not too much that it is difficult to understand. A lot of what we learn is already things we have at least a bit of basic knowledge of if you paid even minimal attention in science class. And that was great because I hate when things get too technical. I also really liked that it was diverse because especially in a colony like this, there is bound to be a lot of people with diverse backgrounds. I thought the inclusion of Emie wanting to help the cybers was nice but a little over the top and cheesy at times.

Goodreads Link:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25488913-any-other-girl Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Any-Other-Girl-Rebecca-Phillips/dp/1617738824/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1452730246&sr=1-1&keywords=any+other+girl Chapters: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/any-other-girl/9781617738821-item.html?ikwid=any+other+girl&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0 TBD: http://www.bookdepository.com/Any-Other-Girl-Dr-Rebecc-Phillips/9781617738821
Amazon: Link Here

Chapters:Link Here

TBD: Link Here

THE TAMING OF THE DREW
Author: Stephanie Kate Strohm
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Rating: 4.5 stars
Review: Books and Ladders Review

Wheeee THE TAMING OF THE DREW was a fun one. I went into this not knowing exactly what to anticipate except for a summer romance and some Shakespeare, but I got some great female friendships, a swoon-worthy love interest, and sword fighting! This one is definitely for those of you who want your contemporary with romance, but it is also for those of you who want to find themselves in a character.

Goodreads Link:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25488913-any-other-girl Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Any-Other-Girl-Rebecca-Phillips/dp/1617738824/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1452730246&sr=1-1&keywords=any+other+girl Chapters: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/any-other-girl/9781617738821-item.html?ikwid=any+other+girl&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0 TBD: http://www.bookdepository.com/Any-Other-Girl-Dr-Rebecc-Phillips/9781617738821
Amazon: Link Here

Chapters: Link Here

TBD: Link Here

THESE ARE THE MOMENTS

Author: Jenny Bravo
Publisher: Bravo Publishing
Publication Date: April 30, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Review: Books and Ladders Review

Oh gosh, THESE ARE THE MOMENTS one hit super close to home. I had a relationship just like this and it still burns and stings every once in a while. Especially when a book so poetically written stirs up old memories. Jenny Bravo takes a story that most people have expectations for and turns them on their head. Honestly, if I hadn’t lived through it, I would have been left with a giant wtf at the ending.

Goodreads Link:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25488913-any-other-girl Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Any-Other-Girl-Rebecca-Phillips/dp/1617738824/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1452730246&sr=1-1&keywords=any+other+girl Chapters: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/any-other-girl/9781617738821-item.html?ikwid=any+other+girl&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0 TBD: http://www.bookdepository.com/Any-Other-Girl-Dr-Rebecc-Phillips/9781617738821
Amazon: Link Here

SACRIFICIAL LAMB CAKE
Author: Katrina Monroe
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Publication Date: December 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Review: Books and Ladders Review

I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this one. I’m not always a fan of books that deal with religion because they come across as too preachy, but this one had such a good blend of snark and sarcasm that it was hard not to enjoy it. I liked that there was obviously more at play than what both Rain and Jude knew, but I would have liked just a teensy bit more for it to be fully developed.

Goodreads Link:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25488913-any-other-girl Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Any-Other-Girl-Rebecca-Phillips/dp/1617738824/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1452730246&sr=1-1&keywords=any+other+girl Chapters: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/any-other-girl/9781617738821-item.html?ikwid=any+other+girl&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0 TBD: http://www.bookdepository.com/Any-Other-Girl-Dr-Rebecc-Phillips/9781617738821
Amazon: Link Here

Chapters: Link Here

TBD: Link Here

COLD WATER BRIDEGROOM
Author: B. Brumley
Publisher: Joyful Peacock Press
Publication Date: August 2nd 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Review: Books and Ladders Review

I really enjoyed this one. This was a fresh take on mermaids for me and I think it was extremely well done. I liked the mythology and the idea that only certain mermaids have extra/special powers compared to others.

Goodreads Link:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25488913-any-other-girl Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Any-Other-Girl-Rebecca-Phillips/dp/1617738824/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1452730246&sr=1-1&keywords=any+other+girl Chapters: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/any-other-girl/9781617738821-item.html?ikwid=any+other+girl&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0 TBD: http://www.bookdepository.com/Any-Other-Girl-Dr-Rebecc-Phillips/9781617738821
TBD: Link Here

Amazon: Link Here

EM & EM
Author: Linda Budzinski
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Publication Date: September 15, 2015
Rating: 4.5 stars
Review: Books and Ladders Review

This book was really well written and I found myself really enjoying the reading process. I liked Emily/Ember and I loved seeing her really transition into being herself.

Goodreads Link:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25488913-any-other-girl Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Any-Other-Girl-Rebecca-Phillips/dp/1617738824/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1452730246&sr=1-1&keywords=any+other+girl Chapters: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/any-other-girl/9781617738821-item.html?ikwid=any+other+girl&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0 TBD: http://www.bookdepository.com/Any-Other-Girl-Dr-Rebecc-Phillips/9781617738821
Amazon: Link Here

Chapters: Link Here

TBD: Link Here

Jamie Kramer
Reviewer at Books and Ladders, Queen of the Bookshelves, and Books Are My Fandom
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