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Ten Underrated Books That I’ve Read In The Past Year Or So

Ten Underrated Books That I’ve Read In The Past Year Or So

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, it’s all about underrated or hidden gems that we’ve read within the last year or so.

Some of these are pretty popular among book bloggers, but I am surprised how these books are not on the bestseller lists in India where I live.

Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get Around To

Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get Around To

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Hello and welcome to my first Top Ten Tuesday of 2017.

Last year, I dropped the ball on this meme, and really all memes, but I thought I’d revive at least this one. I ended up with just nine books for this meme, not because I read everything else released last year, but because these books are the only ones I regret missing out on. You can be sure they ended up on my TBR list for 2017.

Top five books of 2016

Top five books of 2016

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Here is a very, very late post on the five best books I read in 2016. This is a post I’ve been sitting on for the past couple of weeks. The reason being I wanted to make a top ten post (which is what I usually do). But 2016 was mainly a year of a lot of escapist reading, and while I enjoyed quite a few of them (Cassandra Clare, Robert Galbraith, a ton of Indian fiction), I didn’t really feel that they were that great enough to be on a top ten list.

And so, here’s a top five. But the books mentioned here, I loved, as in I really, really loved, and would read again in a heartbeat.

Aqson Level 1

Aqson Level 1

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Aqson Level 1 by Sreejib is probably the most unexpected book I read this year. When I was offered a review copy, it appeared to be some Fantasy type of story between good and evil – a fight between God and Lucifer, and I was intrigued enough to accept.

The Night Circus

The Night Circus

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This book has sat on my bookshelf for years. I bought it when it first came out (about five years ago?). I was charmed by the beautiful cover and the blurb, but then a reviewer whose opinions I trust was quite scathing about the book, so I left it unread all these years, until I stumbled across it while cleaning out my shelves recently. I skimmed through the first couple of pages and thought I’d give this book a try.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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The experience of reading this book depends on your attitude going into it.

I went into it with some amount of trepidation, knowing that it was written in dramatic form, and that there were two others who worked on the book. I don’t have a very high opinion of collaborations. And so, yes, very low expectations