This idea came from a redditor on /r/books so I’m going to copy what they said instead of explaining it badly.
As much as we all love our ASOIAF or Infinite Jest or Dune or Harry Potter, I know we all also have less popular favorites that we’d love to promote and discuss.
In order to give some attention to books that don’t often get their time in the limelight, do the following:
- Go to your goodreads ‘read’ bookshelf.
- Sort the books by ‘Num ratings’ in ascending order.
- Go through the shelf and note those that you have given four or five stars.
- List out the first five or ten, and let us know why you like them.
Here are some of my favourite low rated books:
- It’s All About Treo: Life And War With The World’s Bravest Dog by Dave Heyhoe. This is the true story of Treo, the world’s most highly decorated dog, and his handler Sgt. Dave Heyhoe, whilst doing the most dangerous job on earth – sniffing out bombs in Afghanistan. It is a story full of tragedy and triumph, pathos and laughter, as one man and his best friend dare all to ensure that no lives are lost.
- The Heretics: Adventures with the Enemies of Science by Will Storr. Using a unique mix of highly personal memoir, investigative journalism and the latest research from neuroscience and experimental psychology, Storr reveals how the stories we tell ourselves about the world invisibly shape our beliefs, and how the neurological ‘hero maker’ inside us all can so easily lead to self-deception, toxic partisanship and science denial.
- The Importance of Being Ernest by Ernest Cline. From the author of Ready Player One comes a celebration of all things nerd-core. This collection of poetry takes readers into a private landscape of science fiction, pop culture, and 80’s nostalgia.
- The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence. This is the story of seventeen-year-old Alex Woods – born to a clairvoyant mother and a phantom father, victim of an improbable childhood accident – who is stopped at Dover customs in possession of 113 grams of marijuana and the ashes of his best friend, Vietnam veteran Isaac Peterson.
I would love to hear what your favourite low rated books are. Leave a comment or make a post on your blog with your favourite unpopular books.