Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Hidden Gem Books in Contemporary Genre



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.


This week’s topic is Ten Hidden Gem Books in X Genre, so I picked Contemporary. The below books all have less than 500 reviews on Goodreads.



1. Summer of Sloane  This is one of my favorite books. The writing is amazing, and it’s got less than 300 reviews. It’s set in Hawaii, and it’s got one of my many book boyfriends (Finn).

2. Tone Deaf  It’s a little dark, but so good. Another one with under 300 reviews. The main character is deaf, so there’s some diverse representation here. I’d highly recommend this one.

3. Shuffle, Repeat – Less than 500 reviews for this super cute book. The beginning is a little slow, but this book is definitely worth checking out.

4. Up to This Pointe- It’s got 300 reviews exactly, and could use a lot more. There’s two “timelines” in this one, and it takes a little time to get used to…but the story is great. I liked Harper and Owen a lot.

5. Suffer Love – The chemistry between the main characters is amazing. I can’t believe this one has less than 400 reviews. The cover is beautiful, and I can’t wait to read more of Ashley’s writing.


6. The Girl Who Fell  Not going to lie. This one is pretty dark, but it’s really good and powerful. Less than 300 reviews, so get reading this one people.

7. In Real Life – It’s got a cute cover, and storyline. With the internet friendship part, it’ll resonate with people nowadays. Just over 400 reviews, so this is another one to add to your TBRs.

8. Underwater – Just over 400 reviews for this one. I didn’t have a book boyfriend for this book, but it was still a good read. I think it’ll interest people with PTSD/anxiety. Being able to see a character you can relate to is always nice.

9. Hello?  This book has multiple POVs, and it’s unique. I love that it’s set in Wisconsin, and Liza is so nice. Make sure to review this one since it has just over 200 reviews.

10. Just Visiting – Less than 200 reviews for this one. I really enjoyed Dahlia’s writing, and I need to get to reading her other books.


Have you read any of the books I listed here? If so, what’d you think of them?

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