Today’s topic: Sure we’ve all read about Freedom and Mockingjay but we likely have a book we wish would get more attention by book bloggers, whether it’s a forgotten classic or under marketed contemporary fiction. This is your chance to tell the community why they should consider reading this book!
I love this topic! Sometimes I get so weary, especially since I’ve started blogging, of hyped books. I keep getting assaulted from Twitter, Goodreads and blogs to read THIS AWESOME NEW BOOK. My Google Reader overflows with the same title being reviewed. It just makes me tired.
It’s not that I don’t LIKE these books. I am sometimes anxious to read them but sometimes I just want to curl up with a gem of a book that isn’t the latest rage and doesn’t reak of some sort of huge hype around it. It has nothing to live up to aside from a few reviews. I need that sometimes. It is refreshing.
So my two choices:
1. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier — Everyone has heard of or read Rebecca but I think My Cousin Rachel is just as wonderful and doesn’t get as much attention. It is a wonderful Gothic mystery and the characters are so perfectly developed. I couldn’t stop reading this last winter whilst I was stuck inside during a snowstorm next to the fireplace. Be jealous. It was wonderful 🙂
2. A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka — I read this recently and I’m surprised it isn’t more popular. It was a beautiful story and I loved the love story in it! I reviewed it so you can check it out.
Now it is time for you to share your non-hyped gems with me? Which books do feel deserve more attention? I want to know!