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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3.92 avg rating — 3,320 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 2,087 ratings
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3.59 avg rating — 332 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 149 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 79 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 5,029 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 799 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 510 ratings
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3.47 avg rating — 91 ratings
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3.55 avg rating — 16,601 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 55 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 38 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 387 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 497 ratings
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4.93 avg rating — 71 ratings
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3.64 avg rating — 2,683 ratings
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4.34 avg rating — 5,770 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 18 ratings
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3.64 avg rating — 312 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 19,608 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 1,353 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 981 ratings
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4.58 avg rating — 19 ratings
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2.91 avg rating — 11 ratings
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3.48 avg rating — 3,037 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 81 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 28 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 75 ratings
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3.56 avg rating — 1,056 ratings
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3.31 avg rating — 1,555 ratings
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3.61 avg rating — 351 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 3,574 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 4,490 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 51 ratings
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4.50 avg rating — 135 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 1,061 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 59 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 699 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 2,445 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 16 ratings
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3.39 avg rating — 124 ratings
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4.48 avg rating — 33 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 379 ratings
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3.30 avg rating — 64 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 3,439 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 43,931 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 4,804 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 75,027 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 96 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 25 ratings
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4.35 avg rating — 101 ratings
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4.51 avg rating — 138 ratings
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3.58 avg rating — 19 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 2,880 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 24,158 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 14,014 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 246,074 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 7,286 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 51,017 ratings
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3.33 avg rating — 1,185 ratings
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3.59 avg rating — 8,700 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 1,586,363 ratings
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3.57 avg rating — 1,020 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 24 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 137 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 1,688 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 528 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 25,794 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 102 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 285 ratings
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3.64 avg rating — 3,214 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 2,770 ratings
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3.65 avg rating — 152 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 2,587 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 32,402 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 245 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 5,478 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 379 ratings
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4.42 avg rating — 84 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 489 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 11,098 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 8,007 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 317,883 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 134 ratings
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4.80 avg rating — 61 ratings
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3.55 avg rating — 265 ratings
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2,117 books · 1,814 voters · list created May 22nd, 2009 by Sir Bob (votes) .
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Sir 93 books
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Fiona 1920 books
52 friends
Erin 1411 books
36 friends
Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 2906 books
707 friends
Megan 864 books
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Christy 4267 books
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Vanessa 130 books
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Kelly 316 books
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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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