Books You Wish More People Knew About - Part 2

So many people have added books to the first list, that it has become very hard to find those little books you wish got more exposure, so here we go. Let's agree to one rule: NO BESTSELLERS OR BOOKS THAT ARE BEING MADE INTO MOVIES. So no Hunger Games, no City of Bones, no Harry Potter. Books can be trad pub, indie, self pubbed, older release or new.
ONLY books with UNDER 20,000 ratings on GR
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4.02 avg rating — 164 ratings
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907 books · 633 voters · list created December 3rd, 2011 by Kathy (Kindle-aholic) (votes) .
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Kathy (Kindle-aholic) 5669 books
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April 5150 books
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Amar 52 books
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message 1: by Amar (new)

Amar Idris mild


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Personally, "To Say Nothing of the Dog" didn't do it for me. Seemed to be trying much too hard.
The Ballad of Young Tam Lin is much more to my liking. Can't stop thinking about it.


message 3: by Silver (new)

Silver How come Fablehaven is on the list? It has above 30,000 ratings. So that counts as a popular book, doesn't it?

And while I love Percy Jackson, it shouldn't be on the lesser known books list.


message 4: by L.M. (new)

L.M. Smith I just added two books to the list that I am relatively certain none of you have ever heard of but, since you seem to enjoy paranormal/supernatural fiction, I think you will really like. Well, I hope you like them. If you decide to read them, please let me know what you thought.

They are:
The Citizens (A Jazz Nemesis Novel)  by L.M. Smith Dhampiri by L.M. Smith


message 5: by Masha (new)

Masha I think once the volume of reviews goes into thousands for a book, it should be classified as a well known book (at users discretion not to add to the list); tens of thousands - we should remove them from the list. comments/opinions?


message 6: by Masha (new)

Masha I've added a couple of French books, but they have been translated into English


Kathy (Kindle-aholic) I think I have to be a librarian to edit the list. I've asked GR about it.

I would remove Percy, but would keep Fablehaven as it is 6 years old and conceivable that new readers to the genre wouldn't necessarily know about it.


message 8: by Wren (new)

Wren I deleted The Lightning Thief, it clearly doesn't belong on this list...it's a bestseller and a movie!


message 9: by D.L. (new)

D.L. Christopher Added a few gems, I think the most rated has 13'000 (The Magus), but there are a few there which should much better known (Periodic Table, Book of Dave etc), hope anyone that picks one up enjoys it as much as I have.


message 10: by Haniccol (new)

Haniccol I'm kind of all over the place genre wise and story style wise on the books I suggested, but all of them are excellent in their own way. Happy reading!


message 11: by Jenny (new)

Jenny There is talk of a movie being made of Angelfall, FYI


message 12: by Jenny (new)

Jenny I added 9 new ones, a lot of them I've done a blog tour for. These books really impressed me, and a lot of them are debuts! Almost all are self published!


message 13: by mia trix (new)

mia trix so, books under 20,000 ratings from the other list should ou shouldnt be on this?


Kathy (Kindle-aholic) mia wrote: "so, books under 20,000 ratings from the other list should ou shouldnt be on this?"

I don't care. I started this list because of the complaints that the previous list was too long. So many books on the other list are just lost because the thing is freakishly huge.


message 15: by mia trix (new)

mia trix yeah, I noticed - that's why I asking.


Kathy (Kindle-aholic) mia wrote: "yeah, I noticed - that's why I asking."

Add what you like to this list, so long as it is not "too" well known. :)


message 17: by Donna (last edited Mar 22, 2018 01:38PM) (new)


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