Book Recs: Books With Less Than 400 Goodreads Ratings (II)

It’s been a good few months since I did a post like this, and since I hit…uh…500 books so far this year, I figure I’ve read enough more books to do a second post. So, here we are! Once again, there is a wide range of books on this post, so hopefully you find something you’ll enjoy.

If you want to know what I recced in the first post, take a peek here.

And, once again, the books on this list, where possible, are not ones that only have fewer than 400* ratings by dint of being published recently (i.e. within the last month, I figure).

*Although by some strange coincidence, none of these actually have over 204 ratings…


Wolf Moon: the House on Bloom Street by Ceeley Mack (trans mc)
Forgive Me, My Love for the Ice and Sea by C. L. Clark (lesbian mcs)
Night Flowers Shirking from the Light of the Sun by Li Xing (Chinese lesbian mcs, gay, trans & nonbinary side characters)
Panic Signs by Cristina Peri Rossi (Uruguayan lesbian mcs)
How to Piss Off a Failed Super Soldier by John Chu (Taiwanese American mlm mcs)

Witch, Cat & Cobb by J. K. Pendragon (trans mcs, wlw mcs)
The Switch by Justina Robson (gay mc, lesbian mc)
Homosexuality in Renaissance England by Alan Bray (nonfiction)
Tack & Jibe by Lilah Suzanne (pan mc, lesbian mc)
A Study in Spectres by Jess Faraday (gay mc)

Penhallow Amid Passing Things by Iona Datt Sharma (lesbian mc)
Sugar Summer by Hannah Moskowitz (Jewish lesbian mc, Latina lesbian li, trans side character)
All at Sea by Cheyenne Blue (lesbian mcs)
Master of Poisons by Andrea Hairston (Black lesbian, nonbinary & bi mcs)
Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence (Black lesbian mc, Black wlw li)

Cow Girl by Kirsty Eyre (lesbian mc & li)
The Boxer by Nikesh Shukla (Gujarati gay mc)
Hold by Rachel Davidson Leigh (Indian American gay mc, Black gay li)
The Simple Answer by Lily Seabrooke (bi mc, lesbian mc with ADHD, trans side character)
Lion City by Ng Yi-Sheng (Singaporean gay & lesbian characters)

Heartwood ed. by Joamette Gil (nonbinary mcs)
Spindrift by Anna Burke (lesbian mc with depression, lesbian mc)
The Uncrossing by Melissa Eastlake (gay mc, bi mc)
Kissing Ezra Holtz by Brianna R. Shrum (Jewish bi mc)
Melt My Heart by Bethany Rutter (bi mc, Black lesbian li)


What other books with under 400 ratings would you rec?


12 Replies to “Book Recs: Books With Less Than 400 Goodreads Ratings (II)”

  1. This is such a great idea for a post! I’m guilty of reading popular books a lot and I’ve out some of these on my tbr list. I love the cover of Heartwood. As a lesbian with adhd, The Simple Answer sounds incredible and I will definitely be reading it!

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  2. I’ve only heard of one of these books before, Melt My Heart, but I know it’s going to be a great read. Thank you so much for the other recommendations, I’ll have to go check them out.

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