What’s your favorite book that nobody else has heard of? You know, not Little Women or Huckleberry Finn, not the latest best-seller . . . whether they’ve read them or not, everybody “knows” those books. I’m talking about the best book that, when you tell people that you love it, they go, “Huh? Never heard of it?”

Uuhhh... This is a tough one. Not because I read a lot of unknown authors, it's because I read mainly best-sellers or known authors. Lol. Even looking at my bookshelves right now, I couldn't find anything that would be considered unknown.

But then again, depending on who I speak to regarding a particular book or author, that person may go 'Huh?' on me. And vice versa. It could be because we like different genre.

For instance, last year I asked a friend of mine if she's read P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern, a best-seller at that, and she looked at me as if I'm speaking in a different language. And a year before that, when Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code became number one on the best seller's list and was all the rave, I've no clue about it. I don't know who he was or what the book is all about until my friend urged me to read it.

I prefer his Angels & Demons, by the way.

That being said, there is an author who wrote a series of book I enjoyed reading and collecting; that appears to be unknown to my circle of friends. Her name is JD Robb, and she wrote a brilliant mystery thriller series. JD Robb is a pseudonym Nora Roberts use to write these 'In Death' novels.

Whenever I mention about her books to people, most of them will go "Huh? Never heard of it?" on me.



Anonymous said…
I do know Robb's work, but hadn't realised that she was also Nora Roberts. Thanks.
Melody said…
I have heard of all the authors mentioned in your post. ;) I have yet to read P.S. I Love You, but it's in my TBR pile and I think I'll be reading it soon for one of the reading challenges.
nong@kween said…
Nora Roberts? YES
JD Robb? No

Larawannabe said…
TableTalk yes, its the same author. the fact was make unknown at first until the series became successful.

melody you'd love it! and cry some ;)

nong i know you don't. lol!