Top Ten Tuesday: Books I loved with fewer than 2,000 ratings on Goodreads

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s theme is books I loved with fewer than 2,000 ratings on Goodreads. I’m really excited about this theme because it’s been a while since I last shared my favorite hidden gems!


The King of FU by Benjamin Davis

23 ratings on Goodreadsmy review


Before Daylight by Andie J. Christopher

40 ratings on Goodreadsmy review


Summoner by S.D. Grimm

64 ratings on Goodreadsmy review


Seaside Sweets by Melissa Chambers

146 ratings on Goodreadsmy review


You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman

150 ratings on Goodreadsmy review


What Makes Girls Sick and Tired by Lucile de Pesloüan

308 ratings on Goodreadsmy review


The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin

411 ratings on Goodreadsmy review


You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn

474 ratings on Goodreads • my review will be posted in a couple weeks!


Frat Girl by Kiley Roache

604 ratings on Goodreads my review


The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde

682 ratings on Goodreads my review


Did you do your own Top Ten Tuesday post today? Feel free to leave your link in the comments and I’ll check it out! What are some of your favorite hidden gems? Let’s talk in the comments!

Weekly Update

 In case you missed it, here are this week’s blog posts:

Tags this week:

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

  • Nothing, I have finally calmed down a bit.

2 things this week:

  • This week really wasn’t very exciting (I feel like I’m saying this every week all of a sudden), but I did spend the whole week by myself and it was amazing.
  • I’m on such a baking kick right now. I mad a three-tier chocolate cake on Sunday, banana bread on Tuesday, and vegan gluten free brownies on Thursday. I have calmed down on buying books but now I need to calm down on baking things.

Blog hopping:

Song of the week:

Honestly, I feel like angels are singing to me during the bridge of this song. Also, the first time I heard this song, I almost cried.

Book review: The King of FU by Benjamin Davis

The King of FU by Benjamin Davis
Rating: ★★★★☆
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: May 25, 2018
Source: Free copy from author

The King of FU is a magically realistic poetic memoir about growing up in America in the nineties on the cusp of the age of the internet. It is a voyage that navigates through family tribalism, supervisors, white-gloved Sheriffs, bullies, sex, suicide, dead prisoners, drugs, porn, middle school, and Jesus; all in search of answering one of life’s greatest mysteries: what is the point of adults? This artistic masterpiece comes from the mind of author Benjamin Davis with illustrations by Russian artist Nikita Klimov.

I always feel a little bit weird when I review poetry, because who am I to say whether it’s good or not? And especially this kind of poetry, which focuses on the author’s childhood and his experiences as he grew up in the 90s. That said, I’m going to try to put my thoughts about this book into words.

As a 90s kid myself, I was pretty excited when Ben emailed me to ask if I’d like to review his book. I was even more excited when an actual physical copy showed up in my mailbox, because when do I get actual physical copies? Never. I love the cover of this book, I love the little postcard that came with it, and I love the whole idea of this book.

Let me tell you, I read this in one sitting and I laughed all the way from the first page to the last. It was only after I finished that I realized that a lot of what I’d just read was actually very sad. But even with that, I really enjoyed this book! Given the opportunity, I can get really into magical realism, and I loved the combination of Ben’s writing and Nikita Klimov’s illustrations.

Thank you again to the author for mailing me a copy!


Have you read The King of FU? Do you like to read poetry or memoirs?
Let’s talk in the comments!


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Weekly Update

 In case you missed it, here are this week’s blog posts:

Tags this week:

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

1 thing this week:

Blog hopping:

  • Lily talked about her struggles with blogging and it was such a refreshing and honest post!

Weekly playlist:

Maybe I should start calling this section “song of the week” because it hasn’t been a playlist in a long time. This week it’s another music video, and it’s one that broke my heart.