Book blogger Rebecca of thebooker has compiled an interesting list under the title of “The Underrated Books Project”
Here is Rebecca’s explanation:
“There are some books that just don’t receive the credit they deserve; the kind that barely anyone talks about and you just wish that more people would read them. I’m sure you all know the kind I’m talking about – there must be a few on your shelf.
I’ve decided to run a project dedicated to underrated books, series and authors in an attempt to spread the word.
Essentially the plan is create a huge collection of posts on books that are classed as ‘underrated’. Not only are you getting some awesome book recommendations, but you are getting their book out there.”
My YA dystopian book, Days Like This appears on this list among many others.
Some of my favourites are there: Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder, Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson. Others I’d like to see on the list so that we don’t forget them: Tirra Lirra by the River by Jessica Anderson, The Lake at the end of the World by Caroline MacDonald, Thunderwith by Libby Hathorn, The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard, The Cardboard Crown by Martin Boyd, Dresses of Red and Gold by Robin Klein, Earthsong by Victor Kelleher – these are all Australian.
You can look at the list here: