An age ago, I posted a similar blog all about the lowest rated books on my Goodreads, which I am planning on revisiting and doing a part 2 of soon. But today I wanted to look at the opposite and take a look at the most loved books on my TBR!
Without further ado, let’s take a look at what ranks!
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi – 4.55 (2,456 ratings)
I added this to my TBR off the back of a Goodreads blog that featured it. It sounds like a really eye-opening and educational read about America’s racist history (and present!!). It is quite a beast at 592 pages though, I’m not sure when I’ll read it.
Educated by Tara Westover – 4.48 (52,382 ratings)
I’ve seen so many amazing reviews for this one and I’m very excited to read it at some point. I understand there are a few points being mentioned that look at the book in a negative or even dis-believing light, however, I still think it will be an interesting read.
Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculée Ilibagiza – 4.43 (34,311 ratings)
I’m not religious and I often avoid religious books as I can’t relate to it, however, this book came highly recommended after I talked about events in history I wish I had been taught in school. I think the rating for this one speaks for itself, and nonreligious friends have told me that this one doesn’t get too preachy either.
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson – 4.43 (1,621 ratings)
I can’t even remember how I came across looking at this book. As you can see, it’s not the most popular nonfiction with less than 2,000 ratings and I don’t think I’ve ever heard of the Attica Prison Uprising, but it sounds like a really interesting event that I would like to be educated on.
Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley – 4.42 (130,137 ratings)
I loved this sound of this due to hearing that it was non-fiction and I thought the story it told sounded fascinating. I was then told by Janel (@Keeper of Pages) that this was in fact not entirely the case. It turns out this story is much more fiction than fact and a lot of it was plagiarised. Some backup evidence of this can be found here and here. Now knowing this, I would still be interested in reading the books, but I would also like to read the book it plagiarised from The African by Harold Courlander.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – 4.37 (158,291 ratings)
Now I don’t read much YA, as you all probably know, but I do have a fondness towards Patrick Ness thanks to his Choas Walking series I read as a teen. I’ve heard many amazing things about this story and do actually have the book myself, it’s just finding the right time to read it.
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles – 4.36 (113,377 ratings)
Here is another book I have on my shelves at home, thanks to receiving it as part of a book swap I participated in on Instagram. I recently read an amazing 5-star review for this on The Opinionated Reader’s blog which further solidified my excitement for this story. Like with the YA before it, I need to find the right time to pick this one up.
Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza – 4.36 (5,105 ratings)
Honestly? I’m so shocked this is one of the top books! I lost interest in this series. I started off really enjoying Erika Foster and friends but I found the stories became a little monotonous and the writing wasn’t fantastic. I should probably take this one off my TBR but I’m 99% sure this book is actually downloaded somewhere on my Kindle…
So there we have it! Those are the top rated book on my TBR. I might do a part 2 of this blog as it’s been enjoyable to see which books rank highly. It’s interesting and exciting to see so the top top books are non-fiction!
What is the highest rated book on your tbr?
Have you read any of these? What did you think?