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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Have Flown Under the Radar

Hiya, friends! We’re so happy to be sharing underrated books for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the incredible ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. Something we talk about often are books that we love that haven’t hit the blogosphere and aren’t circulating like crazy but should be. We were talking about From What I Remember […]

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July 13, 2012 - 11:58 pm

Tee @ YA Crush - You guys, this is a fabulous post. SO many great books. I am especially a huge fan of I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan. I swear I push that book on everyone!

July 11, 2012 - 1:40 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Great list! I haven’t heard of most of these (hence the fact that they’re under the radar, hey?) but will be checking them out for sure! I loved North of Beautiful too — it was such a heartbreakingly beautiful story. And Bunheads! Who couldn’t love Bunheads!! So fun!

July 10, 2012 - 8:20 pm

Aimee @ Penmanship Smitten - I hate how I’ve heard of only four of these books and only read (and loved two). I’m definitely looking into the others, though North of Beautiful is already one of my favorite books (and one of the most poignant, beautiful books I’ve ever read). I also really loved The Lonely Hearts Club, and Bunheads is on my to-read list (as is everything by Melina Merchetta).

Fantastic list!

Aimee// Top Ten Ships That Broke My Heart (just a little)

July 10, 2012 - 3:37 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I am in complete agreement when it comes to Geek Girl. It’s such a great book, and people have been overlooking it! I adored it when I read it and I’m so happy M did too! 🙂

July 10, 2012 - 2:55 pm

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - Oooh I have strong feelings on this! Ones about which I am trying to spread the gospel include, but are not limited to!, Audrey Wait! By Robin Benway and all things Jaclyn Moriarty ( which I’ve already shamelessly plugged in a recommendation http://mysistersbookshelf.com/recommend-a-contemporary-book-the-year-secret-assignments-jaclyn-moriarty/)

Another is Megan Whalen Turner’s Thief of Attolia series. They are well-appreciated, but I love them so much and feel like they have such great appeal – they should be Percy-Jackson-popular!

July 10, 2012 - 1:16 pm

Shanyn - Sigh, I really need to read I’ll Be There. There is really no excuse at this point.

July 10, 2012 - 11:54 am

elena - Shamefully, I have only read TWO of these books on your list but one its way to me from the library. I am going to go book shopping on my library’s catalogue now!

July 10, 2012 - 11:52 am

Sarah @ Breaking the Binding - Wow, to be honest I haven’t heard of any of these books before I read your list, but I absolutely have to read some of them now! I’m especially interested in picking up “The Comeback Season” by Jennifer E. Smith as I’m a HUGE baseball fan!

Check out my list if you get a moment, I picked my top ten favorite tv characters !

July 10, 2012 - 11:01 am

Christina (A Reader of Fictions) - *bows head in shame*

When I clicked the link to come to your list, I was so sure I would have read several of your selections. WRONG. I’ve only read one of the twelve, although I do own three more. Maybe someday I’ll dig myself out of my review pile and get to them.

I did really like Geek Girl, the one I’ve read. A couple of these that I’d never heard of immediately went on my tbr.

July 10, 2012 - 9:24 am

Samantha @ Reading-AndCoffee - I’ve actually heard a fair bit about North of Beautiful lately! Great list!

July 10, 2012 - 9:19 am

stacie puett - i have read a few of these books. so great that they are being put out for all to see.

July 10, 2012 - 8:24 am

Anna - North of Beautiful! The Comeback Season! I’ll Be There! YES YES YES!

July 10, 2012 - 8:04 am

Mel@thedailyprophecy - I must admit, there are a lot of books on the list I haven’t heard of. So you picked some great books to showcase. I’ll be checking some of them! 🙂 Thanks for sharing and lovely idea ^^

http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.nl/2012/07/top-10-tuesday-14-freebie.html

July 10, 2012 - 3:12 am

Michelle @ Pink Polka Dot Book Blog - LOVE YOUR LIST!!! I haven’t read any of these books except Lonely Hearts Club (Stalker Chronicles and Bunheads are on my TBR). Ater reading your list I really want to read Geek Girl and From What I Remember!!!

My TTT- Books That Scared Me

July 10, 2012 - 2:52 am

Helene - Great list! I started Bunheads yesterday and I completely agree with you! The rest (sadly) I haven’t read, but I’m going to check them out.

My TTT

July 10, 2012 - 1:38 am

Randi M - Great list! Going to have to check these out. 🙂 Flat-Out Love is hugely underrated in my opinion – it’s one of my faves!

July 10, 2012 - 12:37 am

Monica - I just started reading From What I Rememeber. Good to know I’m in for a treat. 🙂 I think Amanda Hocking’s Trylle Trilogy is totally underrated. I haven’t heard that many people talking about it but I read the first two books in less than two days. Love them.

July 10, 2012 - 12:31 am

Sash from Sash and Em - While her book, Please Ignore Vera Dietz did receive a Printz Honor in 2009, I feel like A.S. King is super underrated. Like, do people not see the awesomeness of her writing? PIVD was one of my favorite reads of the year and I just finished her latest book (coming in October), Ask the Passengers. Her line at ALA Annual for an in booth signing (when I went in the last 5-10 minutes) was EMPTY. I mean, what is this craziness?! AND I’m reading Everybody Sees the Ants right now 🙂

Love you guys (and this post!)

May 2012 Young Adult Book Releases

  Happy May, friends! I know we’re a few days into May now and several of these books came out already (holy batman, was May 1st a huge release date!). HOWEVER, there’s so much goodness I didn’t want to gloss over the May 2012 young adult book releases. I am so tempted to place an […]

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January 20, 2013 - 12:48 pm

Janet - I just wanted to say how much I appreciate all the work you guys do to get these books out here and reviewed. I don’t know what I would do without you guys. This site is bookmarked and I look at it all the time for the next book to read. Thanks for everything!

May 9, 2012 - 10:11 am

Magan - I’m so sad you didn’t connect with When You Were Mine, ComaCalm. 🙁 I ended up enjoying it very much! And YES – so, so excited about From What I Remember!

May 9, 2012 - 6:29 am

Princess Alethea - Hooray! I’m honored to make the list! 🙂

May 7, 2012 - 4:43 pm

ComaCalm - I really want to get a copy of From What I Remember! I tried reading When You Were Mine but it didn’t agree with me. 🙁

=^.^= ComaCalm’s Corner =^.^=

May 5, 2012 - 9:00 pm

VeganYANerds - So I was going to start saying which books I’d like to read and then I realised I would be listing almost all the books you’ve listed, ha! May is going to be SO, SO, SO GOOD! I need more hours in the day so I can read more!

May 5, 2012 - 8:26 am

Jamie - SO MANY GOOD ONES!! I’m most excited about Second Chance Summer (LOVED Amy & Roger) and In Honor(loved Moonglass)! Do we see a pattern here with me?? lol I have In Honor and I’m hoping to start that next!

Estelle: The Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes

The Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes Publisher: Candlewick Upcoming Release Date: May 8, 2012 Pages: 464 pages Format: eBook from NetGalley Summary: After pretty, popular, and rich girl Paige is involved in a drunken car accident with her friends, her mom ships her off to Paris to smooth over her daughter’s (and her family’s) reputation. When […]

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December 20, 2012 - 9:03 am

Estelle: 2012 End of the Year Survey (Yay!) - […] Stealing Parker by Miranda Kennealy Endangered by Eliot Schrefer Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly […]

October 12, 2012 - 9:01 am

Young Adult Review: Send Me a Sign by Tiffany Schmidt - […] quite a few books recently with main characters who were popular, rich, smart, and beautiful. (See: The Princesses of Iowa and All You Never Wanted.)  I could have easily not connected with them because they were so […]

July 10, 2012 - 12:30 am

Top Ten Tuesday: Underrated Books That Have Flown Under the Radar - […] E absolutely could not put this title down. E was thoroughly surprised by the multi-dimensional storyline and the fact that an author could make me sympathize with a poor little rich girl. The joys of writing shoot from every direction in this book and there are so many moments to treasure, as well as so many that are difficult to experience. What are you waiting for? goodreads / amazon / E’s review […]

May 29, 2012 - 7:01 am

Our Half Year Report + a Summer Giveaway - […]  The Princesses of Iowa by Molly Backes […]

May 5, 2012 - 7:02 am

May 2012 Young Adult Book Releases - […] Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes Publisher: Candlewick Press Release Date: May 8, 2012 Estelle’s Review Goodreads | Amazon Paige Sheridan has the perfect life. She’s pretty, rich, and popular, and […]

April 10, 2012 - 8:00 am

Top Ten Books That Were Totally Deceiving - […] I’m sure you noticed from my review, I absolutely loved this book. Loved loved. But I was so surprised by how deep this story actually […]

March 4, 2012 - 9:23 am

In My Mailbox Meme: Rather Be Reading Blog (Estelle) - […] The Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes Magan: Fever by Lauren DeStefano M + E: The Book Report: The Probability of Miracles by Wendy […]

February 27, 2012 - 2:57 pm

VeganYANerds - It’s great when an author can get you to relate to a character you’d normally think you have nothing in common with. I haven’t read anything by Molly but I would definitely like to read this!

February 27, 2012 - 1:36 pm

theplussideofme - I’ll have to check this book out. I’m always interested in texts that I can possibly recommend to my (potential) high school students. I’m a little fearful though, since my best friend died in a drunk driving accident at the age of 15 (which in turn split our friend group up into divides that still exist). I suppose some of the most triggering reads are the most powerful. Perhaps it will be a cathartic process.

February 27, 2012 - 11:43 am

Anna - AHHHHHHH! I love love love Molly so I’m so happy to see you enjoyed Princesses of Iowa. She’s MY writing teacher, so perhaps I’m biased, but I think she’s brilliant.