Undiscovered Classics to Read

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This list is for tracking the less well-known or "modern" classics that I would like to read, those that don't appear on every 100 best books list or are typically taught in college classrooms. If you have suggestions, please add them to the list.
1
5,736 medlemmar
222 recensioner
4
2
2,274 medlemmar
118 recensioner
4.2
3
7,978 medlemmar
181 recensioner
4
4
1,838 medlemmar
48 recensioner
½ 3.6
4 Members
pitjrw, aulsmith, bluepiano, ManWithAnAgenda
Förklaringar
aulsmith: I don't remember this well, but I enjoyed reading it.
5
16,311 medlemmar
435 recensioner
½ 4.3
6
5,428 medlemmar
122 recensioner
4.2
7
5,174 medlemmar
168 recensioner
½ 3.7
3 Members
amanda4242, ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda
Förklaringar
ahef1963: This is particularly good. I remember it clearly despite having read it over three decades ago.
8
3,163 medlemmar
144 recensioner
4.1
3 Members
amanda4242, ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda
Förklaringar
ahef1963: A very brief read, but very good. Incredibly atmospheric.
9
27,601 medlemmar
378 recensioner
4
2 Members
aulsmith, amanda4242
Förklaringar
aulsmith: I really liked this
10
10,630 medlemmar
264 recensioner
4.1
2 Members
aulsmith, ManWithAnAgenda
Förklaringar
aulsmith: One of my all time favorites
11
5,776 medlemmar
152 recensioner
½ 3.7
2 Members
kulujian, ahef1963
12
5,465 medlemmar
150 recensioner
4
2 Members
inge87, amanda4242
13
3,718 medlemmar
63 recensioner
3.8
2 Members
amanda4242, ahef1963
Förklaringar
ahef1963: Hilarious! Greene at his funniest.
14
3,519 medlemmar
59 recensioner
3.8
2 Members
inge87, cej1027
15
2,488 medlemmar
57 recensioner
4.1
16
2,243 medlemmar
38 recensioner
½ 3.7
17
2,239 medlemmar
160 recensioner
4.1
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2,115 medlemmar
66 recensioner
3.9
19
2,096 medlemmar
68 recensioner
3.8
2 Members
inge87, amanda4242
20
1,544 medlemmar
78 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
inge87, amanda4242
21
1,447 medlemmar
22 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
Lapsus16, bluepiano
Förklaringar
bluepiano: But I'd recommend The Unclassed just as strongly, and The Whirlpool is my current favourite Gissing
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1,348 medlemmar
33 recensioner
3.9
23
1,026 medlemmar
18 recensioner
4.1
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742 medlemmar
21 recensioner
3.9
25
598 medlemmar
13 recensioner
½ 3.6
26
14,643 medlemmar
224 recensioner
½ 3.7
3 Members
cej1027, ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda,pitjrw ,aulsmith
Förklaringar
aulsmith : I read it in high school, but remember it as light weight. If you haven't read other Verne, I wouldn't start here.
ahef1963: Funnily enough, it's the Verne I'd most recommend starting with. It's a bit hokey, but a lot of fun.
27
13,478 medlemmar
284 recensioner
3.9
Member
dara85
28
8,668 medlemmar
191 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
ahef1963
Förklaringar
ahef1963: Great story-telling.
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6,313 medlemmar
210 recensioner
3.9
Member
pitjrw
30
4,906 medlemmar
143 recensioner
4
Member
craso
31
4,749 medlemmar
112 recensioner
3.8
Member
pitjrw
32
4,660 medlemmar
93 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
pitjrw
33
3,906 medlemmar
102 recensioner
3.8
2 Members
amanda4242, ahef1963,aulsmith
Förklaringar
aulsmith : This is certainly the best of the series, but not a classic
ahef1963: The whole series of Brother Cadfael mysteries are well-written, entertaining, and worth reading.
34
2,949 medlemmar
131 recensioner
4.1
Member
alvaret
35
2,567 medlemmar
51 recensioner
3.9
Member
kulujian
36
2,437 medlemmar
37 recensioner
3.8
Member
pitjrw
37
1,775 medlemmar
65 recensioner
3.8
Member
craso
38
1,742 medlemmar
35 recensioner
½ 4.3
Member
alvaret
40
1,316 medlemmar
18 recensioner
3.9
Member
bluepiano
41
1,220 medlemmar
43 recensioner
½ 3.5
Member
dara85
42
1,215 medlemmar
54 recensioner
4
Member
bluepiano
43
946 medlemmar
33 recensioner
½ 4.3
Member
pitjrw
44
932 medlemmar
39 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
pitjrw
45
810 medlemmar
26 recensioner
4
Member
bluepiano
46
703 medlemmar
23 recensioner
4
Member
pitjrw
47
683 medlemmar
30 recensioner
3.9
Member
bluepiano
48
605 medlemmar
25 recensioner
3.9
Member
bluepiano
49
576 medlemmar
8 recensioner
4
Member
pitjrw
50
569 medlemmar
12 recensioner
3.9
Member
bluepiano
51
347 medlemmar
16 recensioner
½ 4.3
Member
inge87
52
342 medlemmar
6 recensioner
3.8
Member
bluepiano
53
147 medlemmar
4 recensioner
3.9
Member
inge87
54
143 medlemmar
1 recension
½ 3.5
Member
bluepiano
55
136 medlemmar
2 recensioner
3.8
Member
bluepiano
56
73 medlemmar
3 recensioner
4.1
Member
inge87
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63 medlemmar
2 recensioner
½ 4.4
Member
inge87
58
33 medlemmar
1 recension
4
Member
inge87
59
32 medlemmar
½ 4.3
Member
bluepiano
60
27 medlemmar
3
Member
bluepiano
61
9,083 medlemmar
278 recensioner
3.9
Member
ManWithAnAgenda,aulsmith
Förklaringar
aulsmith : I like this for a lot of reasons, but the plotting is week and its pretty misogynist.
62
8,711 medlemmar
144 recensioner
3.9
Member
ManWithAnAgenda,ahef1963
Förklaringar
ahef1963 : Amongst the dullest works I've read. I got through it, but did not enjoy it.
63
5,191 medlemmar
115 recensioner
4.2
Member
ManWithAnAgenda,aulsmith
Förklaringar
aulsmith : A good mystery, but the misogyny is pretty thick. Ross MacDonald is a lot like Chandler but easier to read.
64
1,917 medlemmar
36 recensioner
½ 3.5
Member
cej1027,amanda4242
Förklaringar
amanda4242 : There are not enough words to describe my hatred of this book.
65
1,839 medlemmar
46 recensioner
½ 3.5
Member
kulujian,ahef1963
Förklaringar
ahef1963 : I personally found this rather tedious.
66
1,507 medlemmar
69 recensioner
3.8
Member
amanda4242,bluepiano
Förklaringar
bluepiano : Tedious. Couldn't be bothered to finish it.
67
18,906 medlemmar
343 recensioner
4
Förklaringar
amanda4242 : Not her best work. Try her collection of folktales instead.
68
2,562 medlemmar
32 recensioner
4.2
Förklaringar
aulsmith : Thurber's getting a little old for modern tastes. I think the cartoons, the fables and "The Macbeth Murder Mystery" are hilarious, but you might not want to read it cover-to-cover.
69
1,394 medlemmar
30 recensioner
3.8
Förklaringar
aulsmith : This was fun in a dark way, but I don't think it's a classic.
70
1,330 medlemmar
24 recensioner
4.2
Förklaringar
aulsmith : I didn't get past page one. I'm told it gets easier as you go along.
71
16,173 medlemmar
212 recensioner
4
Förklaringar
aulsmith : This was tough going. I wouldn't have finished it if it wasn't for a class. Still, it's an interesting and important book.
ahef1963 : As I was reading this novel independently, I found it impossible to understand. I gave it up.