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45 Underrated / Underread Books That You Must Read Today

45 Underrated / Underread Books That You Must Read Today

Been reading too much and feeling lost in which direction that you should go forth? Rekindling your reading adventures after a long hiatus and longing for a list of books that only a few has read before? Or are you just one of those who thinks that popular books are just too mainstream and common? If you’ve answered yes or even one to all of the above, then you’re on the right track. We’ve based this finding based on one of the largest social community out there – Reddit. Below you’ll find a list of 45 titles which apparently have not been mentioned enough by the users and are highly recommended.

To increase randomness and the element of surprise, we did not include any description or any information for the books below. So in this case, it’s back to the basics of “judging a book by its title”, or the “author”, whichever you fancy better. If you think that we’ve missed out any titles which should’ve been included in this list, feel free to leave them in the comment section below. Additionally, if you’ve read any of the listed books, do share your thoughts with all of us.

This will be the first of many more list-based series of postings that we’ve scheduled in the next coming days, weeks and months. So stay tuned and we hope you enjoy a quick digest of a reasonably long list of “Tips and Tricks”. Have fun and happy reading!

Note: This is not a list of free ebooks, but rather a compilation of recommended titles which you can use as a guidance on what to read next.

  1. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates (Novel, Fiction, Domestic Fiction)
  2. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan (Fiction)
  3. If This is a Man by Primo Levi (Memoir)
  4. An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison (Biography, Autobiography)
  5. Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson (Literary fiction)
  6. The Name of the World by Denis Johnson (Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Literary fiction)
  7. Train Dreams by Denis Johnson (Historical Fiction, Literary fiction)
  8. Iron Weed by William Kennedy (Fiction, Mystery, Domestic Fiction)
  9. The Queen of the South by Arturo Perez-Reverte (Fiction, Suspense, Adventure fiction)
  10. The Rook by Daniel O’Malley (Contemporary fantasy)
  11. The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells (Science Fiction, Fantasy Fiction, Epic Fantasy)
  12. The Long Home by William Gay (Fiction, Domestic Fiction)
  13. Old Man Goriot by Honoré de Balzac (Literature, Criticism & Theory, French)
  14. The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles (Postmodern literature, Romance novel, Historical Fiction, Historiographic metafiction)
  15. The Raven Boys series by Maggie Stiefvater (Young adult fiction, Fantasy Fiction)
  16. Narratives of Empire Series by Gore Vidal (A heptalogy of historical novels – U.S. History)
  17. Snow White by Donald Barthelme (Fantasy, Postmodern literature, Literary fiction, Experimental literature)
  18. The Sot-weed Factor by John Barth (Fiction, Picaresque Fiction, Biographical Fiction)
  19. You Bright and Risen Angels by William T. Vollmann (Fiction, Speculative fiction, Literary fiction)
  20. The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq (Fiction, Psychological Fiction)
  21. The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll by Alvaro Mutis (Fiction)
  22. Parallel Lives by Plutarch (Biography, Non-fiction)
  23. The Golem by Gustav Meyrink (Fiction)
  24. The White Dominican by Gustav Meyrink (Fiction, Speculative fiction)
  25. The Angel of the West Window by Gustav Meyrink (Fiction, Horror fiction)
  26. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles (Novel, Fiction)
  27. Little, Big by John Crowley (Fantasy Fiction)
  28. The Bone People by Keri Hulme (Mystery)
  29. The Discovery of Slowness by Sten Nadolny (Fiction, History)
  30. Remember Me by Lesley Pearse (Fiction, Historical Fiction, Biographical Fiction)
  31. Peace by Gene Wolfe (Fantasy Fiction)
  32. Babylon by Pat Frank (Post-Apocalyptic fiction)
  33. Lud-In-The-Mist by Hope Mirrlees (Fantasy Fiction)
  34. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton (Novel, Fiction, Children’s literature, Political fiction)
  35. Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey (Fantasy)
  36. The Boy With the Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu (Romance novel, Historical Fiction)
  37. Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre by Keith Johnstone (Drama)
  38. Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset (Historical Fiction, Family saga)
  39. Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen (Drama)
  40. Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw (Satirical comedy)
  41. Geronimo Rex by Barry Hannah (Fiction, Bildungsroman, Literary fiction)
  42. The Tennis Handsome by Barry Hannah (Fiction, Sports Fiction)
  43. A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin (War story)
  44. Memoir From Antproof Case by Mark Helprin (Fiction, Historical Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Domestic Fiction)
  45. Spelunky by Derek Yu (Non-fiction, Video Games)