100 Best Unappreciated Books


1. The Gormenghast Novels (Gormenghast, #1–3) by Mervyn Peake


2. The Quincunx by Charles Palliser


3. The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue


4. English Passengers by Matthew Kneale


5. Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini


6. A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age by William Manchester


7. The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman


8. Shit my History Teacher DID NOT tell me! by Karl Wiggins


9. Dreams Underfoot (Newford, #1) by Charles de Lint


10. Calico Jack in your Garden by Karl Wiggins


11. The Bridge To Caracas (The King Trilogy #1) by Stephen Douglass


12. Silence by Shūsaku Endō


13. Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay


14. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million by Daniel Mendelsohn


15. The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney


16. Replay by Ken Grimwood


17. Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain


18. Mairelon the Magician (Mairelon, #1) by Patricia C. Wrede


19. The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier


20. Islandia by Austin Tappan Wright


21. The Dream of Scipio by Iain Pears


22. Q by Luther Blissett


23. GRIT The Banter and Brutality of the Late-Night Cab by Karl Wiggins


24. Naguib Mahfouz: Three Novels of Ancient Egypt by Naguib Mahfouz


25. The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani


26. The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum


27. Mark of the Lion Trilogy by Francine Rivers

28. Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George


29. The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst


30. Arielle Immortal Journey (Immortal Rapture #5) by Lilian Roberts


31. The Syrian Virgin (The Syrian Virgin #1) by Zack Love


32. May Day (American Sulla, #1) by Thom Stark


33. Sex in the Title: A Comedy about Dating, Sex, and Romance in NYC by Zack Love


34. 2003 — Thanks for the Vodka by Harpie


35. Me & Emma by Elizabeth Flock


36. Freedom and Necessity by Steven Brust


37. Anissa’s Redemption (The Syrian Virgin #2) by Zack Love


38. The Trees by Conrad Richter


39. Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (Cecelia and Kate, #1) by Patricia C. Wrede


40. Blood & Spirits (The Coming Storm, #1) by Dennis Sharpe


41. A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz


42. Dragon Slippers (Dragon Slippers, #1) by Jessica Day George


43. In the Night Garden (The Orphan’s Tales, #1) by Catherynne M. Valente


44. No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod


45. The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway


46. The Life and Loves of a She Devil by Fay Weldon


47. The Outlander by Gil Adamson


48. A House Without Windows by Stevie Turner


49. The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany by Martin Goldsmith


50. Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman


51. The Snapper (The Barrytown Trilogy, #2) by Roddy Doyle


52. What Happened to Lani Garver by Carol Plum-Ucci


53. Mimus by Lilli Thal


54. The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh


55. Houdini Heart by Ki Longfellow


56. Silverlock by John Myers Myers


57. The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips


58. Fighting Out of Mobberley, England (Zombie #1) by G.B. Hope


59. Undiscovered Country by Lin Enger


60. The Spanish Ballad by Lion Feuchtwanger


61. The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause


62. The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia


63. Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico


64. The Obscene Bird of Night by José Donoso


65. The Owl Service by Alan Garner


66. In Praise of the Stepmother by Mario Vargas Llosa


67. Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse


68. Ali and Nino: A Love Story by Kurban Said


69. 2004 — Thanks for the Vodka by Harpie


70. The Lace Reader (The Lace Reader, #1) by Brunonia Barry


71. Forever by Pete Hamill


72. The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason


73. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard


74. The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald


75. Don’t Know Much about History: Everything You Need to Know about American History But Never Learned by Kenneth C. Davis


76. Our Hearts Were Young and Gay: An Unforgettable Comic Chronicle of Innocents Abroad in the 1920s by Cornelia Otis Skinner


77. Stitches by David Small


78. A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L’Engle


79. The Safety of Objects by A.M. Homes


80. The Magnificent Ambersons (The Growth Trilogy, #2) by Booth Tarkington


81. St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell


82. Why Not-World by Alexei Maxim Russell


83. number9dream by David Mitchell


84. Trueman Bradley — The Next Great Detective by Alexei Maxim Russell


85. The Goshawk by T.H. White


86. Declarations of Independence: Cross-Examining American Ideology by Howard Zinn


87. The Thread That Binds the Bones (Chapel Hollow #1) by Nina Kiriki Hoffman


88. Not Wanted On The Voyage by Timothy Findley


89. The Starbirth Assignment: Transmutes (Starbirth, #1 part 2) by J.M. Johnson


90. Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella


91. Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Jamison


92. Birds of America by Lorrie Moore


93. Mary Queen of Scotland and The Isles by Margaret George


94. She Walks These Hills (Ballad, #3) by Sharyn McCrumb


95. If Only They Could Talk by James Herriot


96. Druids by Morgan Llywelyn


97. The Cold War: A New History by John Lewis Gaddis


98. God Went to Beauty School by Cynthia Rylant


99. East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood


100. The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern


Source: www.goodreads.com/list/show/471.Best_Unappreciated_Books

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