Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday 08.09.11

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's Top Ten is Top Ten Underrated Books.

  1. The Bells by Richard Harvell - A gorgeous book set in 18th century Switzerland and Vienna.
  2. The Julian Kestrel mystery series by Kate Ross - Four books set in 1820 featuring an amateur dandy detective.
  3. Mariana by Susanna Kearsley - A beautiful time-slip novel. Historical setting: 17th century.
  4. The Observations by Jane Harris - A mystery set in 1860s Scotland. Featuring a unique maid named Bessy.
  5. Indiscretion by Jude Morgan - An absolutely hilarious regency with one of the funniest heroes.
  6. The Villa Triste by Lucretia Grindle - Set in Italy during the Nazi occupation and present day. Tells the story of two sisters involvement during the Resistance.
  7. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell - I feel this gets overshadowed a lot by North and South. Personally, I think this is a better book.
  8. Under the Poppy by Kathe Koja - A unique historical fiction book set in 1870s Brussels. A hard book to describe.
  9. Captivity by Deborah Noyes - A book about the infamous Fox sisters. Set in 1840s and 50s New York.
  10. Song of Seduction by Carrie Lofty - Probably my favorite historical romance. Set in 1804 Austria and featuring a tortured musician.


Sash and Em said...

i'll have to check out The Bells because i LOVE vienna!

Check out my Top 10!

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

I love Elizabeth Gaskell, but I forgot I did until now.

I am a new follower.

My Head is Full of Books

Marg said...

Oh, I loved that Carrie Lofty book. I am really looking forward to reading the follow up book.

Anne said...

Great list of books! A lot of these I have not heard before, but they sound great. I really want to check out The Bells and Indiscretion.