Day 7: Most Underrated Book
Today’s challenge has been the most difficult yet. In most circumstances I read what I want to read am an not swayed one way or another by reviews. If I liked a particular book I don’t really mind if others don’t share the same opinion. Indeed, I tend to not read through book reviews as the writers of those tend to delve much further into the mechanics of why the book ultimately failed than I usually care about (the only bad reviews of anything I enjoy reading are those of restaurants perhaps because I worked in the industry for so long). And I certainly won’t seek out a book because it had been poorly perceived in the press with the intention of proving the critics wrong!
No, the fact that I enjoyed reading a particular book is good enough for me and I don’t care if the entire world is trumpeting the efforts of the author. While I’d love to see every writer making tons of money, winning all the awards, and finding themselves at the top of the New York Times charts in reality I like to make my own little discoveries instead of reading something everybody else thinks is wonderful as well. Underrated is nice but I can’t think of anything I’ve read that I feel is more or less underrated than the rest. Thus my one word answer to today’s portion of The 30 Day Book Challenge is “none.”