Five Books I Think Should Have Higher Average Ratings on Goodreads | #TopTenTuesday

Welcome to the weekly show of ‘hello it is tuesday and I change the topic again because I am getting no inspiration from the TTT topic this week’. Not the topics fault but just my faulty mind. In any case, Top Ten Tuesday is as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

So today I am changing it from places in books I’d like to live to books I think should have higher average ratings. It is just one of those topics that just tends to come back every year in some shape or form and it just doesn’t give me any kind of inspiration. My memory left me behind a few years ago and recollecting these things is just really hard on my brain right now.

Instead I’m going to growl at the average goodreads reader for rating these books so low.

The Conductors

At the time of writing this it is still the only 5 star read of the year for me and the average goodreads rating 3.69. Its not bad but clearly it hasn’t been found by the readers that would love it. I certainly did. So I really hope it will be in the coming years. And look at those eyes on the cover. She judging you…

Indigo Springs

Indigo Springs seems to be jarring to people because it is written in two timelines that worked very well in my mind. It kept you on your toes, and it was a little different from other books. But I guess that isn’t appreciated?

The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion

Isn’t that title alone a reason to pick up this book and love it? It is so wonderfully quirky and different. And yes it is a novella. But never let that deter you from pure excellence.

Beneath the Citadel

This is such a fun little heist story with such endearing characters. I really don’t understand why it isn’t more liked.


Coral is sold as a little mermaid retelling, and while that certainly inspired the storytelling, it is much more a mental health story. I think that made people have different expectations and not see the excellence of this story.

26 thoughts on “Five Books I Think Should Have Higher Average Ratings on Goodreads | #TopTenTuesday

  1. Well, I’ve only ever heard of Indigo Springs, and that was long long back. I didn’t know the ratings were so poor for it. Your description makes me think it certainly deserves more! Thanks for sharing about the more obscure (?) books – I like looking for hidden gems. 🙂 Happy TTT! ~Lex

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  2. I’ve heard great things about The Conductors, but I think it’s rating isn’t that high because people are going into it with expectations that are different that what they get. Based on reviews, I think I will really like that book, for example… but based on the cover? It’s not my kind of book. If someone had picked it up wanting the grim, spooky vibes that the cover gives off (at least to me), they might not be as happy with the story they ended up getting.

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