Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved with Fewer than 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Click on the link for more info and to find out about future topics.

This weeks theme is:   Books I Loved with Fewer than 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads

I must admit that number of ratings on GoodReads is something I don’t very often pay attention to. I’ll look at the average rating, and read reviews, but the number of ratings? Not so much. So, I was really surprised to find out that so many of the books I’ve really enjoyed over recently months have less than 2000 ratings at the time I wrote this post.

Someone Like Me by M. R. Carey – 1312 Ratings – The Girl With all the Gifts started my enjoyment of M. R. Carey’s novels, and I always look out for the latest. This was really good, and I still really like Fran and Jinx. They’ve stayed in my mind since I finished the novel.

The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas – 1344 Ratings – An enjoyable time-travel murder-mystery with a lovely romance and some good characters.

The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths – 1171 Ratings – I love the mix of gothic, ghostly, and murder mystery in this.

The Corset by Laura Purcell – 1239 Ratings – Picked up after loving The Silent Companions, I enjoyed this story too. It was very different from her first novel, which remains one of my favourite recent(ish) reads.

Adrift by Rob Boffard – 400 Ratings – I haven’t read much Sci-Fi until now, but this story of a group of space tourists trapped on a ship after their station is attacked left me wanting to check out more from this genre!

A Time of Dread by John Gwynne – 1323 Ratings – The first book in the Of Blood and Bone series (the new book is out soon!) and my very first John Gwynne novel.

The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams – 958 Ratings – The first Winnowing Flame series book introduces Tor, Vintage and Noon, three characters I really took to straight away as they went off on their fantastical adventures.

The Bitter Twins by Jen Williams – 405 Ratings – Sequel to the above novel, and equally as good as the first. I can’t wait for the final instalment of this trilogy, out later this year.

The Christmas Lights by Karen Swan – 686 Ratings – I always find myself with the latest Karen Swan on my TBR list around Christmas-time, and this one was no exception. They’re very different from my usual reading choices and I like them for that.

A Talent for Murder by Andrew Wilson – 1137 Ratings – An imagining of what happened during those days of Agatha Christie’s unexplained disappearance.

Have you read any of these? Which books were you surprised to discover have fewer than 2000 ratings?

24 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved with Fewer than 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads

  1. Reading in Bed says:

    What a great list! Thanks for sharing it. I loved the The Girl With All The Gifts but hadn’t heard of Someone Like Me. You’ve made me even more determined to get hold of The Psychology of Time Travel.


    • pagesandtea says:

      Thank you 🙂 I loved The Girl With All The Gifts too, and The Boy On The Bridge. Someone Like Me is very different but well worth checking out.
      I liked The Psychology of Time Travel because it was very different. Hope you enjoy it too 🙂

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  2. Lisa says:

    I’m so surprised to see Someone Like Me on the list! I really enjoyed it, and assumed that it would get so many more readers, based on how many people loved The Girl with All the Gifts. The Stranger Diaries and The Psychology of Time Travel both sound like books I’d be into — thanks for the great list!

    My TTT


    • pagesandtea says:

      I was a bit surprised Someone Like Me didn’t have more ratings too as I saw it on quite a few blogs when it first came out.
      I also thought The Stranger Diaries would have had more as that was a great read as well.


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