Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Kimberly needs your recommendations!

So... I'm looking for my next favorite book.


Tell me, what is your favorite book that no one else seems to know about?

We all have them.

You know, the underrated classic?

The ones that flew in under the radar, noticed by only few.

The ones you try and get everyone else to read!



Please, share your underrated favorites in the comments!

20 comments:

  1. Do you read any horror novels? If so, I'd read anything by Nick Cutter or Ania Ahlborn. A little sci-fi? Try The Martian by Andy Weir or the Jenna Fox Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson.

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  2. I would definitely suggest The Dogsland Trilogy by J. M. McDermott for an underrated series. And for an underrated classic I would recommend Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson (and it's not about sex, despite what its name would suggest).

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  3. If you like fantasy, try Green Rider by Kristen Britain. It is at the top of my all time favorites list. I love this book so much my copy is literally falling apart at the spine. :-)
    Amanda

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  4. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. It's like To Kill a Mockingbird but so much less popular. It's beautiful and heartbreaking and I would absolutely recommend it if you like "modern classics."
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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  5. Have you read any Wilkie Collins? He's an underrated classic author who wrote The Moonstone, which is considered the original detective novel and is very good.

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  6. Elei's Chronicles by Chrystalla Thoma

    Great unique series. Really under-rated.

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  7. "A Modern Witch" by Debora Geary. Such a charming fantasy novel that way too few people know about. The first in a series, but it can easily stand alone.

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  8. It's very much fantasy, which may not be your thing, but I want everyone in the world to read The Goblin Emperor. It's really clever in its use of language, and the characters are amazing.

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  9. One of my favorite books is "The Power of One" by Bryce Courtenay. We read it in my high school English class and it's the only book forced on my that I've ever LOVED.

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  10. I absolutely adore the Ellie Sweet series by Stephanie Morrill (from the "Go Teen Writers" blog) and All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill. :)

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  11. ^^I love the Ellie Sweet series!

    My favorite book right now is one I just finished yesterday. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson. It's so unique and beautiful, I can't get it off my mind. It's about Tiger Lily's life in Neverland, written from Tinker Bell's point of view. Sounds strange, I know, but it is written so well :)

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  12. I am currently dying over the gorgeous prose and tragic story telling of "Salt and Storm" by Kendall Kulper. Not everyone loved it but if you go into it expectig to be a bit (or a lot) heartbroken, it's worth trying.

    If you're looking for lighthearted, "Pretty Crooked" by Elisa Ludwig is hilarious and entertainting.

    Also, if you haven't read them already, you must read my favorite books in the whole world: The Raven Boys and its sequels, by Maggie Stiefvater.

    Hope you find what you're looking for!! :)

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

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  13. My all-time favourite book is Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde. It's set in a world where people can only see by one colour. He's also my favourite author.
    An underrated book that I love is Flight by Lindsay Leggett. It's about harpies :)

    Jess @A Book Addict's Bookshelves

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  14. The Cry of the Sloth by Sam Savage. Or anything by Sam Savage, who is just generally underrated. His books are short and don't have strong plots, but are mainly getting inside the heads of the quirky characters. Also - but completely different - the Cahill Witch Chronicles by Jessica Spotswood, which is a young adult trilogy about three sisters who are witches and live in an alternate version of colonial America. I have no idea why this series is not more popular.

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  15. The India Black by Carol K. Carr historical crime novels are quite underrated in my opinion. Alongside the crime aspect there is a feisty female heroine who has continually chemistry with the male lead and the stories are both funny and dark at different times. There are about 5 in the series (I think!) although each is a standalone in its own right if you don't read in order.

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  16. It's not actually my favourite book, but one that will probably stick with me forever. Damage by Sue Mayfield (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1409636.Damage?ac=1). It's YA about a group of teenagers involved in a car crash and the after effects of the incident. It's told in present day and flashbacks. I had to read it for school and my year was almost at that age where we would be driving so I think it hit us all in a way that we didn't expect. I've not read it in years so it may not be as good as I remember it but I definitely believe it's worth a read.

    Lauren @ myexpandingbookshelf.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I've read two that really blew me away this year: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh. They were both amazing.

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  18. I just finished Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas. Amazing. Needless to say, it's currently my new favorite book. I don't even want to read anymore because I don't think anything will compare to this! You should check it out :)

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  19. The Theatre Illuminata series!

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