Last month we brought you the Most Popular Book Club books, compiled from submissions from our 3,000 bibliomaniacs — so this month, we want to show some love to books that are excellent and discussion worthy, but maybe don’t make every list. Without further ado:
The Secret History by Donna Tartt; Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro; Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy; We by Yevgeny Zamyatin; The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells; 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami; American Gods by Neil Gaiman; Bel Canto by Ann Pachett; Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple; Little Bee by Chris Cleeve; The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent; The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver; The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem; The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafon; I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak; The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer; The Last Novel by David Markson; The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling; Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld; Cider House Rules by John Irving; John Dies at the End by David Wong; This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper; Grendel by John Gardner; I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb; Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood; The History of Love by Nicole Krauss; If Jack’s In Love by Stephen Wetta; The Likeness by Tana French; Damned by Chuck Palahiuk; The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti; Kim by Rudyard Kipling; House of Leaves by Mark Z.Danielewski.
Which did we miss? What underrated book club book is your favorite? — Kristen