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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4.04 avg rating — 1,361 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 2,352 ratings
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4.35 avg rating — 207 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 144 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 1,752 ratings
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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
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4.40 avg rating — 15 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 696 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 25 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 88 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 36 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 434 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 206 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 630 ratings
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4.35 avg rating — 46 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 514 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 429 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 115 ratings
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21

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3.44 avg rating — 777 ratings
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4.49 avg rating — 85 ratings
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23

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4.13 avg rating — 198 ratings
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24

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3.77 avg rating — 102 ratings
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25

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4.26 avg rating — 190 ratings
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26

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3.27 avg rating — 267 ratings
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27

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
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28

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3.36 avg rating — 64 ratings
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29

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3.92 avg rating — 216 ratings
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30

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3.95 avg rating — 457 ratings
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31

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3.64 avg rating — 382 ratings
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32

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4.15 avg rating — 260 ratings
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33

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3.99 avg rating — 70 ratings
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34

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3.83 avg rating — 109 ratings
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35

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4.08 avg rating — 106 ratings
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36

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3.75 avg rating — 321 ratings
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4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings
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38

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3.72 avg rating — 2,652 ratings
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39

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3.79 avg rating — 20,088 ratings
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40

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3.90 avg rating — 23,278 ratings
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41

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3.94 avg rating — 53,618 ratings
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42

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4.02 avg rating — 2,626 ratings
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43

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4.46 avg rating — 106 ratings
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44

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4.02 avg rating — 197 ratings
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45

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3.42 avg rating — 332 ratings
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46

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4.11 avg rating — 166 ratings
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47

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3.28 avg rating — 179 ratings
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48

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3.88 avg rating — 32 ratings
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49

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4.21 avg rating — 164 ratings
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50

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4.21 avg rating — 42,719 ratings
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51

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4.76 avg rating — 25 ratings
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51

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4.34 avg rating — 193 ratings
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53

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4.26 avg rating — 81 ratings
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54

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3.67 avg rating — 285 ratings
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55

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liked it 3.00 avg rating — 62 ratings
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56

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3.46 avg rating — 287 ratings
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57

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3.94 avg rating — 8,480 ratings
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58

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3.98 avg rating — 5,357 ratings
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59

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4.11 avg rating — 7,868 ratings
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60

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3.92 avg rating — 29,038 ratings
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61

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4.13 avg rating — 66,168 ratings
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62

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4.23 avg rating — 583 ratings
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63

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3.95 avg rating — 80 ratings
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64

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3.82 avg rating — 14,028 ratings
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65

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3.38 avg rating — 2,449 ratings
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66

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4.15 avg rating — 18,180 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 73 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 1,129 ratings
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69

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3.58 avg rating — 34,425 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 6,420 ratings
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71

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4.01 avg rating — 5,516 ratings
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72

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4.15 avg rating — 33,490 ratings
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73

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4.06 avg rating — 105,953 ratings
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4.45 avg rating — 40 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 112 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 1,070 ratings
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4.46 avg rating — 1,888 ratings
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78

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3.78 avg rating — 9,746 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 196 ratings
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80

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4.24 avg rating — 140 ratings
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81

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4.38 avg rating — 191 ratings
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82

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3.66 avg rating — 229 ratings
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83

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4.15 avg rating — 125 ratings
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84

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4.83 avg rating — 46 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 6,444 ratings
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86

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4.07 avg rating — 10,601 ratings
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87

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3.93 avg rating — 27,171 ratings
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88

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4.22 avg rating — 69 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 2,397 ratings
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4.30 avg rating — 8,474 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 86 ratings
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4.40 avg rating — 35 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 852 ratings
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94

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4.08 avg rating — 29,300 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 46 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 1,074 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 23,849 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 4,938 ratings
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3.33 avg rating — 116 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 194 ratings
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2,125 books · 1,795 voters · list created May 22nd, 2009 by Sir Bob (votes) .
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message 1: by bookworm729 (new)

bookworm729 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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