The Day 4 blogging topic of Book Blogger Appreciation Week is to highlight a book or author you love but many people might not know about. I’ve read quite a few great books this year but I can’t say they are really unknown books. So instead I’ll mention two books I read recently which, prior to reading them, I had absolutely no idea they existed and had never even heard of the authors. Yet both books completely blew me away and are already among my favorites read so far this year.
I haven’t reviewed either on my blog yet and thought about including the reviews in this post but that would throw off the order of things. So if you want to read the full review, I’ll be posting them next week.
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham: A science fiction novel about what happens when everyone suddenly becomes blind and mysterious plants called Triffids soon become the dominant species. This book is horrifying because it’s so well written and focuses on the struggle of humanity to survive in a crumbling world.
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A group of male explorers discover a world of women. As they get to know the world of Herland, they can’t help but make observations about the shortcomings of their own world and examine their ideas about men and women. This book has some great world building and I found it fascinating. The author created a whole world and it felt like traveling to another country or planet.
Have you heard of either of these books or authors before? Can you recommend me something similar? What books or authors do you love that no one has heard of?