A Look Back at the Best Books You’ve Never Heard Of

During the month of May we’ve had a number of writers weigh in on their favorite unheralded books. I think we’ve all learned a lot, haven’t we? I know I have. My own posts aside, I count one, just one single book that I had heard of (heard of, not read) prior to reading the posts for this month. Let’s take a look back in bullet-point form so that you can all make sure to update your reading lists:

Into that Forest by Louis Nowra

Birth of the Firebringer by Meredith Ann Pierce

The Space Ship Under the Apple Tree by Louis Slobodkin

The Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett

Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden

The Pleasure Master by Nina Bangs

The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

Waylander by David Gemmell

The Long Price Quartet by Daniel Abraham

Islandia by Austin Tappan Wright

To Reign in Hell by Steven Brust

The Macdonald Hall Series by Gordon Korman

Four Lords of the Diamond by Jack L. Chalker

The Last of the Renshai by Mickey Zucker Reichert

They Do Things Differently There by Jan Mark

S by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

The Acts of Caine by Matthew Woodring Stover

Lion’s Blood and Zulu Heart by Steven Barnes

The Silver Crown by Robert C. O’Brien

Scriber by Ben Dobson

I’m sure many of you have reading lists that are already cluttered so, yeah, sorry about that. Next month Clancy will herd the Fictorians into the summer months with tips on how to stay on task and keep our goals in sight as warm weather and vacations loom. A big thanks to all the Fictorians who made May a success, a HUGE thanks to the many guest bloggers who took time out of their busy schedules to help contribute and as always, our heartiest thanks to the readers of our humble little writing blog.

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