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


Welcome to another installment of Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl). This week’s theme is all about books that we have loved that have fewer than 2,000 ratings on Goodreads. It was a bit shocking that some of these titles haven’t already hit 2,000 ratings on Goodreads. There are also a few that were right at the edge before 2,000.

Every book on this list is one that I gave a high rating to and would recommend for a great TBR addition!

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1. CHANGELING by Matt Wesolowski: This is the third installment in Wesolowski’s Six Stories series and my favorite so far! I absolutely loved everything about this book and couldn’t put it down. The ending is nothing short of amazing! {Review}

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2. OUT BEHIND THE BARN by John Boden & Chad Lutzke: This novella packs quite the emotional punch mixed with an undeniable creep factor. If you’re looking to break into novellas or try a taste of horror without gore, I highly recommend giving this one a shot! {Review}

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3. GOOD SAMARITANS by Will Carver: I read this one last November and was stunned by how good it was. With a tagline of “One crossed wire, three dead bodies and six bottles of bleach” you know you’re in for a wild ride! This book also made my favorites reads of 2018 list! {Review}

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4. MISTER TENDER’S GIRL by Carter Wilson: Speaking of books on my favorites list from last year, this stunning cover also made the cut! I adored this story written in the vein of the Slenderman lore and desperately need a graphic novel follow up! {Review}

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5. THE LINGERING by S.J.I. Holliday: This tale of a former psychiatric home turned commune made my October reading list all the more creepy! If you’re a fan of ghosts mixed into your crime fiction, definitely give this one a try! {Review}

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6. SOUR CANDY by Kealan Patrick Burke: This novella launched by love for Kealan Patrick Burke. There is so much packed into this slim book that you won’t be able to put it down for a second. {Review}

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7. IN THE VINES by Shannon Kirk: I love when crime fiction books have a Gothic undertone to them. Kirk brilliantly brings to life not only that, but a story that will have you deep in family drama. I love Kirk’s writing style and am beyond excited for her next book, GRETCHEN, to be released this summer! {Review}

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8. BLACKOUT by Ragnar Jonasson: This is the third installment in Jonasson’s Dark Iceland series and my favorite so far! I have the rest of the series left to read, but this one was much more intense than the others and really had me lost in the story. I love Jonasson’s atmospheric writing and highly recommend the whole series! {Review}

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9. PENANCE by Kanae Minato: This was my first time reading Japanese crime fiction and Minato blew my mind! I absolutely love her effortless writing style and ability to just subtly drop a major bomb in the story like it was telling you the sky is blue. I also adored her book, CONFESSIONS, and eagerly am waiting for more of her work to be translated! {Review}

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10. SNARE by Lilja Sigurdardottir: It’s clear I have a passion for crime fiction and one of the things I’m always looking for are books in the genre that add something new. SNARE is part of trilogy that focuses on the underground cocaine scene in Iceland, which is definitely not something I read a lot about. Both this book and the follow up, TRAP, move at a break-neck speed that keep you hooked for hours. I can’t wait until the final installment is released! {Review}

Disclosure: What Jess Reads is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to This in no way influences my opinion of the above book.

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