Underrated Books Project

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:


About alisonstewartwriter

Alison is a writer, journalist and travel writer, born in South Africa, now living in Australia. She has had nine books published - two books for adults and seven for young people. Four of them have been translated into Italian, Danish, Dutch and Thai. Her latest project, Cold Stone Soup, an unpublished memoir about growing up under apartheid and migrating to Australia has won the FAW 2013 National Literary Awards (Jim Hamilton Award for a non-fiction manuscript). Cold Stone Soup was also runner-up in the 2010 Penguin/Varuna Scholarship. Her first book for adults, Born Into the Country (Justified Press 1988, South Africa) was shortlisted for the 1987 AA Mutual Life Vita Young Writers’ Award. Heinemann Australia published her next adult novel, Bitterbloom in 1991. Her YA novel, The Wishing Moon was shortlisted for the 1995 Australian Multicultural Children’s Award and was a 1995 Children’s Book Council Notable book. Her YA dystopia, Days Like This, published by Penguin Australia was a finalist in the inaugural 2010 Amazon/Penguin Breakthrough Novel Award in the YA category. Alison worked for years as a news and feature journalist. She is now a regular travel writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age and online Fairfax Media publications.
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