Best Unknown Books

Tired of always seeing the same books at the top of lists? Well this list is for books that people may not of heard of.
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4.59 avg rating — 134 ratings
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4.58 avg rating — 12 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 142,191 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 304,591 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 92 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 1,427 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 465 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 26,284 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 1,624 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 4,635 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 409,442 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 460 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 3,968 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 849 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 43,350 ratings
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4.35 avg rating — 96,620 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 37,330 ratings
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319

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4.13 avg rating — 658 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 159 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 7,651 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 26,359 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 49 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 18,546 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 436 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 9 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 27 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 1,514 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 19,345 ratings
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331

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4.15 avg rating — 85 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 6,183 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 71 ratings
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3.54 avg rating — 78 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 1,203 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 4,064 ratings
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338

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3.58 avg rating — 10,223 ratings
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338

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3.91 avg rating — 269 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 11 ratings
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341

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4.20 avg rating — 77,730 ratings
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342

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3.83 avg rating — 51,942 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 8,915 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 183 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 634 ratings
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4.50 avg rating — 6 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 10,006 ratings
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348

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4.07 avg rating — 69,811 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 21 ratings
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3.32 avg rating — 1,202 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 2,260 ratings
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4.43 avg rating — 53 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 55 ratings
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4.71 avg rating — 7 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 10,851 ratings
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356

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4.17 avg rating — 343 ratings
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3.58 avg rating — 3,646 ratings
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3.25 avg rating — 12 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 25 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 1,057 ratings
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358

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3.73 avg rating — 6,854 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 29 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 4,072 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 53 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 74,734 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 8,619 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 116 ratings
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3.38 avg rating — 84 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 44 ratings
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2.94 avg rating — 34 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 53 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 31 ratings
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3.43 avg rating — 83 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 36 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 221 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 2,151 ratings
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3.01 avg rating — 198 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 6,923 ratings
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3.48 avg rating — 29 ratings
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3.50 avg rating — 14 ratings
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3.61 avg rating — 797 ratings
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3.65 avg rating — 3,131 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 153 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 2,019 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 50 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 51 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 32 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 4,540 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 275 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 21 ratings
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4.30 avg rating — 10 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 16 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 149 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 627 ratings
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3.56 avg rating — 81 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 17,735 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 61 ratings
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2,099 books · 1,771 voters · list created May 22nd, 2009 by Sir Bob (votes) .
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Sir 93 books
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Fiona 1895 books
51 friends
Erin 1403 books
36 friends
Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 2878 books
685 friends
Megan 864 books
172 friends
Christy 4170 books
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Vanessa 130 books
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Kelly 316 books
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Comments (showing 1-19 of 19) (19 new)

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message 1: by Sylvia (new)

Sylvia What are Twilight and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone doing on this list?


message 2: by Amy (new)

Amy bookworm73 wrote: "What are Twilight and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone doing on this list?"

i was wondering the same thing


message 3: by Becky (last edited May 07, 2011 03:17PM) (new)

Becky bookworm73 wrote: "What are Twilight and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone doing on this list?"

I removed them... Definitely not "unknown" books by any stretch.


message 4: by James (new)

James Piper bookworm73 wrote: "What are Twilight and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone doing on this list?"

It's for the time travellers from the past.


message 5: by Sabrina (new)

Sabrina James wrote: "bookworm73 wrote: "What are Twilight and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone doing on this list?"

It's for the time travellers from the past."


Hope that means more remarkable books are on their way :)


message 6: by Ðɑηηɑ (new)

Ðɑηηɑ CITY OF BONES isn't unknown. But it's a great list!


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

Okay, this is unknown (but totally shouldn't be). The Ballad of Young Tam Lin by Patricia A. Leslie


message 8: by Suri (last edited Feb 24, 2012 01:06AM) (new)

Suri Durandal voted for Dragons and Cicadas The Society On Da Run by Nipaporn Baldwin Dragons and Cicadas. Such an underrated book of short stories! It's like a worldbuilding-novel, but it's not! So much happens in it!


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Why is City of Bones on this list? Take it off! No mainstream books allowed.


message 10: by Zora (new)

Zora You know what I'd do if it were my list? Take off everything with more than 1000 ratings. the Prophet, the Red Tent, and Childhood'd End are on page 1, with millions of copies in print of each. I'm actually interested in a list of unknown books that people think are good, but this isn't quite it because of all those well-read books. Thanks for the idea!


message 11: by Ðɑηηɑ (new)

Ðɑηηɑ Popular BOOKS - DOES NOT FIT THE LIST.
Hey,Bob ,it'd be nice if you could remove them

City of Bones
Willow
The Night Circus
Graceling
Red Tent
Beautiful Creatures

...:|


message 12: by Alessandra (new)

Alessandra "City of Bones" has over 160,000 ratings.

Surely it does not belong on a list of "unknown" books?


message 13: by Sharon (new)

Sharon The Prophet should not be on ths list


message 14: by Noel (last edited Oct 14, 2012 07:09AM) (new)

Noel Yale Sharon wrote: "The Prophet should not be on ths list"

My thoughts exactly, as should not be a few other works in this list.


message 15: by Anna (new)

Anna Kļaviņa Deleted City of Bones it is very popular book and this list if for Unknown books.


message 16: by Stephen (last edited Apr 03, 2013 11:43AM) (new)

Stephen Water for Elephants with over half a million ratings doesn't belong on this list. I suggest that the list creator suggest a number of ratings limit. I have a similar list with children's books where I suggested a 25K limit.

The Subtle Knife with several hundred thousand ratings is another example.


message 17: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Just removed a ton of books......


message 18: by Salma (new)

Salma I'm sorry no offence but I can see some books with over thousand ratings and they're 'unknown'?That's...weird.


message 19: by Stephen (last edited Jun 23, 2016 03:24PM) (new)

Stephen Salma wrote: "I'm sorry no offence but I can see some books with over thousand ratings and they're 'unknown'?That's...weird."

I have a similar list for children's books. Forgotten Kids Books of Quality

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

While this list doesn't have any set limit I've drawn the line for "unknown" for mine at 75,000 ratings. So I'm guessing that at 1000 ratings anything on this list can be considered unknown by most people.


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