Top Ten Books We Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads (we’ve done underrated books a bunch of times in the past 6 years but thanks to Lenore at Celebrity Readers for suggesting this topic as a new way to talk about underrated books especially when underrated is subjective.
I learned doing this top ten Tuesday that I have an affinity for underrated books, particularly of the non-fiction variety. About a quarter of the books in my read list have under 2000 ratings, as does about half of my to-read list. I know I’ve mentioned most of these before, but they some are favorites!
- Women of the Wall: Claiming Sacred Ground at Judaism’s Holy Site – Phyllis Chesler (my review)
- Fragments Of Gender – Lisa Lees (my review)
- Gender Oppression: A bloke’s perspective on the struggle for gender equality – Allan S. J. McLeod (my review)
- Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology – Vivek Wadhwa,Farai Chideya (my review)
- The Abramson Effect – Debora L. Spar (my review)
- All the Rebel Women: The rise of the fourth wave of feminism (Guardian Shorts) – Kira Cochrane (my review)
- Love Is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community – Andrew Marin (my review)
- At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance–A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power – Danielle L. McGuire (my review)
- Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War – Leymah Gbowee (my review)
- Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution – Laurie Penny (my review)
Bonus: Underrated Comics
- Monstress #1 – An all-new ONGOING SERIES!,Image Comic 2nd Printing,Sana Takeda,Marjorie M. Liu
- Silk Vol. 1: Now and Then – Marvel Comics
- Womanthology: Space – Alison E. Ross,Jody Houser,Jennifer Deguzman,Joelle Sellner,Sandy Carpenter,Lois Vanbaarle,Kathryn Lano,Maarta Laiho,Jean Kang,Anna Bowie,Bonnie Tanja,Maja K.,Ellise Heiskell,Blair Butler,Rachel Edidin,Jessica Hickman,Allison Pang,Sophia Foster-Dimino,Chr
- Spider-Gwen Vol. 1: Most Wanted? – Marvel Comics
- S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary Editions – yes, all five. Each issues covers the story of a different agent and they are Nick Fury, Peggy Carter, Qauke, Mockingbird, and the Cavalry. So good!