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.
1

by
4.34 avg rating — 3,093 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
2

by
3.48 avg rating — 116 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
3

by
3.80 avg rating — 270 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
4

by
4.04 avg rating — 1,405 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
5

by
4.32 avg rating — 3,409 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
6

by
4.31 avg rating — 228 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
7

by
4.08 avg rating — 2,817 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
8

by
3.04 avg rating — 227 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
9

by
4.22 avg rating — 1,901 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
10

by
4.32 avg rating — 2,127 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
11

by
4.75 avg rating — 56 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
12

by
4.31 avg rating — 3,505 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
13

by
4.31 avg rating — 2,534 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
14

by
3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
15

by
4.31 avg rating — 16 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
16

by
3.70 avg rating — 732 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
17

by
3.84 avg rating — 32 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
18

by
2.99 avg rating — 158 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
19

by
3.86 avg rating — 44 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
20

by
4.46 avg rating — 180 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
21

by
4.45 avg rating — 283 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
22

by
4.36 avg rating — 256 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
23

by
3.97 avg rating — 468 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
24

by
4.29 avg rating — 857 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
25

by
4.09 avg rating — 700 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
26

by
3.82 avg rating — 212 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
27

by
4.32 avg rating — 47 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
28

by
3.93 avg rating — 523 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
29

by
3.85 avg rating — 524 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
30

by
4.35 avg rating — 3,937 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
31

by
4.13 avg rating — 114 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
32

by
3.45 avg rating — 796 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
33

by
4.28 avg rating — 1,052 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
34

by
4.43 avg rating — 88 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
35

by
3.76 avg rating — 118 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
36

by
4.23 avg rating — 202 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
37

by
3.25 avg rating — 276 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
38

by
4.14 avg rating — 208 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
39

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
40

by
4.35 avg rating — 2,562 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
41

by
3.40 avg rating — 72 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
42

by
3.87 avg rating — 236 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
42

by
4.31 avg rating — 1,304 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
44

by
3.92 avg rating — 502 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
45

by
4.30 avg rating — 1,414 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
46

by
3.69 avg rating — 2,745 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
47

by
3.65 avg rating — 401 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
48

by
4.14 avg rating — 270 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
49

by
4.21 avg rating — 516 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
50

by
4.29 avg rating — 1,068 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
51

by
3.97 avg rating — 71 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
52

by
4.46 avg rating — 210 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
53

by
3.81 avg rating — 21,209 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
54

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 107 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
55

by
3.84 avg rating — 112 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
56

by
3.77 avg rating — 332 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
57

by
4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
58

by
3.90 avg rating — 24,761 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
59

by
4.40 avg rating — 113 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
60

by
4.29 avg rating — 828 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
61

by
4.43 avg rating — 262 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
62

by
3.43 avg rating — 349 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
63

by
4.01 avg rating — 2,751 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
64

by
3.32 avg rating — 189 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
65

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 209 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
66

by
4.15 avg rating — 173 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
67

by
4.27 avg rating — 1,986 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
68

by
4.37 avg rating — 1,503 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
69

by
4.76 avg rating — 25 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
69

by
4.13 avg rating — 180 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
69

by
4.30 avg rating — 268 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
72

by
4.32 avg rating — 1,671 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
73

by
4.37 avg rating — 1,023 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
74

by
3.99 avg rating — 5,677 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
75

by
4.22 avg rating — 85 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
76

by
4.33 avg rating — 1,474 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
77

by
4.36 avg rating — 901 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
78

by
3.44 avg rating — 306 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
79

by
3.94 avg rating — 8,993 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
80

by
3.95 avg rating — 1,792 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
81

by
3.83 avg rating — 40 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
82

by
3.67 avg rating — 331 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
83

by
2.92 avg rating — 74 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
84

by
4.32 avg rating — 691 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
85

by
4.10 avg rating — 8,550 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
86

by
4.34 avg rating — 1,148 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
87

by
4.22 avg rating — 618 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
88

by
3.81 avg rating — 14,337 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
88

by
3.67 avg rating — 3,497 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
90

by
3.39 avg rating — 2,765 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
91

by
3.80 avg rating — 10,527 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
92

by
4.14 avg rating — 18,578 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
93

by
3.65 avg rating — 251 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
94

by
4.14 avg rating — 85 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
95

by
3.73 avg rating — 7,254 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
96

by
4.02 avg rating — 6,863 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
97

by
3.94 avg rating — 3,543 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
98

by
4.42 avg rating — 151 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
99

by
4.37 avg rating — 532 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
100

by
4.23 avg rating — 2,347 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
flag this list (?)
2,297 books · 1,991 voters · list created May 22nd, 2009 by Sir Bob (votes) .
116 likes · 
Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes.


Sir 93 books
0 friends
Fiona 2060 books
21 friends
Erin 1595 books
44 friends
Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 3133 books
820 friends
Megan 866 books
177 friends
Christy 5216 books
2530 friends
Vanessa 130 books
2 friends
Kelly 316 books
23 friends

More voters…


Comments Showing 1-20 of 20 (20 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by bookworm729 (new)

bookworm729 What are Twilight and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone doing on this list?


message 2: by Aimmeigh (new)

Aimmeigh 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.


message 20: by Ines (new)

Ines I just deleted a lot of books which for sure are not unknown.. (more than 100k reviews, some with millions of reviews..)


back to top