Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Top Ten Underrated Books




The World is Not Enough by Zoe Oldenbourg

Happenstance by Carol Shields

Into That Good Night by Ron Rozelle

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed
With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch

Suite Fran├žaise by Irene Nemirovsky

Dreamers by Knut Hamsun


Woman: An Intimate Geography by Natalie Angier



Civility by Stephen L. Carter



The Cheese Monkeys by Chip Kidd


Regarding the Fountain by Kate Klise


The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien



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28 comments:

  1. You did a good job with this! I don't recognize any of them. ;-)

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  2. Yes, Suite Francaise! Such a good book.

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  3. Wow, Deb, I was not aware of any of these books! :D Marvelous list, I wish I could say the same about my own, but most are more recent reads. ^^; Thank you for sharing and happy reading!

    ~DJL

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  4. It's a great list because I recognize one book (Suite Francaise) and agree, and there is another one (Happenstance) that I plan to get to very soon on my quest to read all the Shields possible. That means there are 8 more books to investigate. thanks!

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  5. Well, I did enjoy Regarding the Fountain but I did not like The Cheese Monkeys. Carol Shields is one of my favorite authors, though I have not read this one yet. I'm saving a few of her books for retirement. I want to be sure I have something wonderful to read when I'm 65.

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  6. I saw The Things They Carried on another list. But, other than that, I've never heard of any of the books you've listed. I'll have to look them up.

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  7. A very good list although I find several books that I have heard of and three that I've read on the list. First, since I am a fan of Knut Hamsun Dreamers and second since I live in Chicago where The Things They Carried was one of the city's "One Book Chicago" selections. Suite Francaise is a great book that should be better known. Still the list has a few books (and authors) of which I am unfamiliar and will be on the lookout.

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  8. I ADORED Regarding the Fountian. Have you read Trial by Journal?

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  9. I haven't read any of these, but you've caught my attention with this very intriguing list. I'm off to add some titles to my TBR list. :)

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  10. I just added Trial by Journal to my wishlist. Not widely available, sadly.

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  11. Woman looks interesting. I will definitely have to check that out!

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  12. I have only read one book here: The Things They Carried, which is in my top ten books of all time. I also own Cheese Monkeys, but I've never heard anything about it, so it's nice to see it recommended.

    Check out mine at The Scarlet Letter.

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  13. Great list! [: I have only read two on your list ..I love how this top 10 is bring so many books to my to be read pile. I'll definitely be looking into some of these more.

    Erin @ Let's Evaluate

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  14. Suite Francaise was a beautiful novel. It was surprisingly readable. I want to read her other book they put out.

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  15. I love, love, love THE THINGS THEY CARRIED. It has certainly stood the test of time. I heard O'Brien talk about the book and he was shocked at how important this book has become to many soldiers and others who have lived through war.

    Anne
    My Head is Full of Books

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  16. Your list is incredible!! I had to look a couple up and then, bam, on the pile they went! Thanks for the great shares!

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  17. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm returning the favor. I'm trying to pick one book from everyone's top ten today and I'm going to have to pick...Regarding the Fountain. It sounds absolutely delightful!

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  18. You've definitely done a good job with your list because I haven't heard of any of them! ;)

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  19. Great recs and their titles sound awesome;)

    Thanks for stopping by our blog!
    -leslie

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  20. Great list, Drb. There are two of my favorites on it and a couple I am adding to my TBR list.

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  21. I can't say I've read any of these books. Great list! I have We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families on my TBR wishlist and I know I should really read The Things They Carried someday.

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  22. Thanks for visiting Jorie's Reads.

    I remember reading The Things They Carried in college. While it wasn't my favorite, the book led me to read Tim O'Brien's July, July. He's definitely a writer.

    Oh, and I just noticed you live in Alvin. Sweet! I work in Clear Lake.

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  23. Love your list! I've only read 'The Things They Carried' which I agree was very underrated.

    Carole

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  24. I've only heard of a few of these, and read one- Civility- which I sadly can't really remember. Thanks for an inspiring list- if only I had some free time....

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  25. A great list & thanks for the reminder, as knut Hamsun is a writer, I keep meaning to explore.

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  26. I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I haven't read a single title on your list.

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  27. Of course you haven't, Karen...They are underrated!

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