I noticed there are threads for "the worst book you ever read" and "best book you ever read." Some books are bound to slip through the cracks! What is the most... average... exactly in the middle... book you've ever read? Okay, I'm trying to be funny. Ironically, the "worst books" get more attention than the 2nd-tier "pretty good" books. I'd bet there are people who run out and buy books that others say are bad. Nobody gets the books nobody ever heard of, because they didn't leave that much of an impression either way. Let's try this: What's an underrated, often forgotten book, little known book, but one that was really, really good? Not a lot of people know about "The Red Tent" by Anita Diament, but it's an incredibly moving, powerful book. Highly recommended. Perhaps one of the best fiction books I've read!