5 Amazing Little Known Books

Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood. – John Green

In this world there are so many books. It can be so easy to get bogged down in the sheer amount of them. It can be overwhelming to try and figure out what to read. Sometimes it can feel like you have read everything good that there is to read, but that is never the case there is always something more, it just has to be found.

So today I would like to share some lesser known books that I have enjoyed with you. Many of these books are ones that I will read again when I get the chance, and several them I have already read again. Maybe this will give you an idea of where to go next on your own reading journey.

The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen by Lloyd Alexander

This one of the less well known books by Lloyd Alexander who wrote the Chronicles of Prydain. However, I might actually like it better (or, at least, as well) as I like the Chronicles of Prydain.

This book follows Prince Jen as he journeys searching for the legendary court of T’ien-tau with six unusual gifts. On his journey he learns about the true meaning of the gifts and his own destiny.

If you have not read this book I would highly recommend it.

The King Raven Trilogy by Stephen Lawhead

Actually if you are looking for fantasy books with a strong base in Celtic mythology, I would recommend any of his books.

When Bran loses his father and his kingdom to Norman invaders. He decides that he has to fight back.

This is a new and different take on the Robin Hood legends. If you like Robin Hood this is a series that you might like.

Neither Five Nor Three by Helen MacInnes

Helen MacInnes wrote a lot of mysteries. They have now faded into the background, but they are still amazing books just waiting to be read.

Rona has a perfect life until one evening strange things begin to happen. She discovers that she is in the middle of a dangerous conspiracy that could change everything.

If you like spy stories and mysteries this might be a book that you would like.

The Hawk and the Dove Trilogy by Penelope Wilcock

This is a historical fiction with an author who cares about and understands human nature.

This is the story of a monastery and the monks who live in it. A story, or rather stories, of men learning to love God and accept his grace.

If you like books where the people are the story this is a book that you might like.

Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise McGraw

Eloise McGraw wrote historical fiction that pulls you into the world that she is portraying.

Mara, a slave in ancient Egypt, finds herself being forced to spy for two different opposing sides. Then when she thinks that things cannot get anymore complicated she fails in love with one of the very men that she is supposed to be against.

If you enjoy historical fiction you might enjoy this book.

Hopefully this list will give you an idea of what to read next and give you a book that you will enjoy.

What are some little known books that you wished more people knew about? I would love to hear since I am always looking for something new to read!

4 thoughts on “5 Amazing Little Known Books

  1. It’s not really “little known,” but I’ve never really discussed, Ask the Dust, by John Fante, with anyone — at least, not to my knowledge.

    It’s about the desolate, hard life of a writer trying to make a living. …yeah, I’ll just keep it simple. Haha.


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