Books I Love That Have Less Than 5,000 Ratings on Goodreads

Have you ever read a book that you thought deserved more attention or you were surprised to see had so few ratings on Goodreads?! I definitely have and wanted to highlight a few of them!

Miss Meteor- 1238 ratings

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I just finished Miss Meteor yesterday and adore it. I could not believe how few ratings it has on Goodreads! I know that Anna-Marie McLemore is a popular author and the cover is so fun that I thought it would have caught more readers attention. If you love diverse YA contemporary that centers around a beauty pageant, you need to read Miss Meteor asap.

The Victorian and the Romantic- 669 ratings

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I am not surprised to see that The Victorian and the Romantic has so few ratings- it is not a book I see a lot of people talking about. It is part memoir, part biography, and I absolutely adore it. A must read if you are a fan of Elizabeth Gaskell and her work!

Peter and Alice- 922 ratings

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If you are like me and you do not read a lot of plays, I still think you may like Peter and Alice. It is only 96 pages and such a bittersweet read. It is the story of Alice from Alice and the Adventures of Wonderland and Peter from Peter Pan meeting. It is very well done!

The Unlikelies-1285 ratings

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If you are looking for the perfect YA contemporary to read this summer, you have to find a copy of The Unlikelies. My hard cover copy has to be the most summery book I own- I just love it. The story itself with also give you serious summer vibes while also delving into some deeper themes. It is a shame that it fell under the radar!

Once Upon an Eid- 1509 ratings

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Once Upon an Eid is one of the best anthology collections I have ever read and I was shocked to see how few ratings it had, as I do feel as though I have seen this book around quite a bit. I loved the mix of stories in here- some bittersweet and others pure delight- and I found some new authors I want to read full length novels from!

The Subtweet-1902 ratings

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The Subtweet is a book I talk about often, but don’t see around much, so it is not that surprising that it ended up on this list. If you are like me and you appreciate books that focus on social media, please give The Subtweet a try!

The Beauty That Remain- 3059 ratings

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The Beauty That Remains is one of my favourite books about grief and the power of music and how it can bring people together. I know that Ashley Woodfolk has a newer novel that received a lot of attention, but I adored her debut!

You Bring the Distant Near- 3437 ratings

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You Bring the Distant Near is one of those books that slipped under the radar for whatever reason, and it is such a shame! If you love multi-generational family sagas, you need to pick this one up!

Disability Visibility- 3640 ratings

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I always say that if there is one nonfiction book I would recommend, it would be Disability Visibility. It is an eye-opening collection of essays, articles, blog posts, and more from writers with disabilities. I hope that Alice Wong puts together more volumes in the future!

Aphrodite Made Me Do It- 3820 ratings

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I am far from a poetry reader, but I really did appreciate Aphrodite Made Me Do It. I also loved the author’s illustrations throughout!

Let Me Hear a Rhyme- 3861 ratings

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I am shocked that Let Me Hear a Rhyme has so few ratings! All of Jackson’s other books seem to get the attention that they deserve, but this one flies under the radar for whatever reason. I think it may be because it is not really a thriller like her other works? It is more of a story about friendship, grief, and the power of music.

The Voting Booth- 3969 ratings

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The Voting Booth came out last year and I thought it was very timely, so I am surprised it didn’t get more attention. If you want to get teenagers excited about the idea of voting, put this one in their hands.

Follow Me to Ground- 4614 ratings

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Follow Me to Ground is one of the weirdest books I have ever read, but I loved it. I am not surprised to see it made this list because it will appeal to a very specific audience!

Supper Club- 4657 ratings

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Supper Club is another book that I wouldn’t recommend widely. It was difficult to read a some points, but I continue to think about it and appreciate it more and more.

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26 thoughts on “Books I Love That Have Less Than 5,000 Ratings on Goodreads

  1. I’m not much of a poetry person myself, but I loved Aphrodite Made Me Do It. I gotta admit that I only bought it because I was transfixed by the cover, but then I ended up really adoring some passages in it and connecting to way more than I thought I would.

  2. Im saving this post as reference for future TBR but The Beauty That Remains is absolutely a favorite. I got an ARC of it from Netgalley years ago and really loved it.

  3. This is a great list idea! Thanks for highlighting some weird/wonderful/under-appreciated books! 😁

  4. Aphrodite Made Me Do It was one of the first books I read this year. Absolutely loved it! Supper Club was a book that I read for a book club last year and I remember finding the protagonist extremely frustrating at times. I think it’s a book that I’d have to read again to really appreciate it. Great post and a great way of bringing attention to overlooked books!

  5. I loved this post! I read The Voting Booth in february and loved it so much, I gave it five stars. I think it’s an incredibel YA novel and it made me really excited to read more from the author. I also have Let me Hear a Rhyme on my TBR so I’ll hopefully get to it soon πŸ™‚

  6. I personally like miss meteor and the beauty that remains. Its very conversational. I was also surprised when it hadn’t attracted much attention

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