One of the best feelings in the world is coming across a book by chance and it ends up being an amazing read. That is why I will be sharing 8 hidden gem books that you should read. Keep reading to find out which ones they are!
Many of these books were chosen by random. On a whim. I gave them a chance and knew little when I started reading them. And I was glad that I chose them. This formula does fail often and I usually just drop the books instead of torturing myself. You can see the full list below.
8 Hidden Gem Books That You Should Read
- The Bone Witch (Bone Witch Series #1) by Rin Chupeco
- Mickey7 (Mickey7 #1) by Edward Ashton
- Carrion Comfort: A Novel by Dan Simmons
- City of Nightmares (City of Nightmares, #1) by Rebecca Schaeffer
- Harlem Shuffle (Ray Carney, #1) by Colson Whitehead
- The Shadow of the Gods (Bloodsworn Saga, #1) by John Gwynne
- The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R Carey
- The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura
Hidden Gems That I Am Glad I Came Across
I don’t remember how I came across The Bone Witch by Run Chupeco. The book blurb made me curious and the beautiful book cover was a plus. But when I started reading it, I had to find out what happens next. And just like that, I had finished three books within a week.
The next novel that I was glad I chose at random was Mickey7 by Edward Ashton. The plot sounded interesting and I do love sci-fi novels with a fun twist. In this novel, Mickey7 was the 7th clone of Mickey and his data is transferred from one to the next, if Mickey backs up the data. But when the next clone is created while Mickey7 is still alive, it causes a lot of problems for both of them and the colony.
The reason why I gave Harlem Shuffle a chance is because I love Colson Whitehead’s writing. The fun title also drew my curiosity. As you can guess, the novel takes place in Harlem, New York but in the 1950’s. The city feels alive and Whitehead beautifully captures the magic of the city and the people that reside in it.
These are the 8 hidden gem books that you should read. The list includes a bunch of different genres. You won’t see many of these books on lists but that is what makes reading them special. That feeling of discovering a secret door that few people know about. What hidden gem books are you glad you came across? Let us know in the comments below!