Top Five Friday

This week’s top five Friday is going to follow the theme that I’ve seen a lot of book blogs doing this week and that is talking about underrated books.

As I said in my 2017 book goals, I know what it feels like to be the unknown artist. I was a journalist for a few years and always covered the small town lesser-read beats. It was frustrating to feel like I was writing for people and nobody was actually reading.

So it seems fitting that I would do a top five underrated books.

I Am The Messenger by Marcus Zusak


I Am The Messenger is a book that I read years ago after reading The Book Thief and I was in love. Zusak is such a beautiful writer and whenever people talk about him they’re typically referring to The Book Thief. I Am The Messenger is one of few books that I constantly think about and feel that actually impacted the way I see life. If you haven’t read it, I strongly encourage you to pick it up asap.


A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

I will preach this book until the day I die if that means that I will get a sequel. A Madness So Discreet is pleasantly surprising. It’s a combination of Sherlock Holmes and The Silence of the Lambs and it’s everything you didn’t know you needed.


Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

I read this book years ago. I never really saw it get a ton of traction and I’ve always been curious as to why. I really liked the premise of Under The Never Sky and was really into Rossi’s writing which is why I’m continuing to follow her other stuff. Honestly, if you aren’t sure if you’re into Rossi’s writing, I strongly believe this will make you a fan.

A Study in Charlotte - Brittany Cavallaro

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

You shouldn’t be surprised to see this book on here. If you’ve been following my posts for any amount of time now then you know I’m obsessed with this book. Honestly, I think the more time that passes since I read it the more I love it and that’s simply because that’s how I am with all books. However, this is a book that should be read because it’s a new and interesting take on Sherlock and Watson and, guess what, they’re just friends chilling and solving murders.



The Archived by Victoria Schwab

This is the very first book I ever read by V.E. Schwab. I listed her as Victoria Schwab on here because that’s her name for YA. The Archived is an incredibly interesting concept and so Schwab it’s ridiculous. Like much of Schwab’s writing, The Archived forces it’s reader between right and wrong and how the lines blur when it deals with the people we love.

I leave you with those five. Hopefully you found this helpful. If not, send me some suggestions on other underrated books you know of.


10 thoughts on “Top Five Friday

  1. Oh my gosh, I love I Am The Messenger, and I’m so glad you out it on this list! While I think The Book Thief would be the better book, I prefer I Am The Messenger, mainly because I can relate to it more. And I’m currently reading A Study in Charlotte…I may order The Last of August before I even finish…


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