24 January 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Huh?

What’s your favorite book that nobody else has heard of? You know, not Little Women or Huckleberry Finn, not the latest best-seller ... whether they’ve read them or not, everybody “knows” those books. I’m talking about the best book that, when you tell people that you love it, they go, “Huh? Never heard of it?”
Here it where it would help to have completed my LibraryThing catalogue - and to have all my favourites in my possession! After poring over my records for the last few years, I’ve concluded that I have a tendency to be quite un-obscure in my reading. It took quite a hunt to find something that might qualify as both ‘favourite’ and ‘unheard-of’, but I finally hit on an answer - a series of them, in fact, of which I haven’t been able to lay hands on for some time: the Jonathan Argyll series by Iain Pears. And Italian setting, art history, and fun mysteries with an unlikely sleuth who has a knack for getting himself into pickles. (Mental note to self: when at the library, start looking under ‘P’ more often.)

15 comments:

Table Talk said...

I love the Argyll series. I'm so glad you reminded me about them. I must drop into the library and see if there have been any more published in the last couple of years.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Oh that's interesting, I've read one novel by Iain Pears but haven't heard of these books. (I also wrote about a book about art, set in Italy...)

Judy Thomas said...

This sounds like a series I would enjoy! I love mysteries. I'll have to check these out. Thanks!! What a great idea for a meme... we get lots of fun ideas for new reads.

Judy Thomas said...

did my post go through? I might have clicked over before I finished... if it didn't go through, let me know (maracujabr at gmail.com) and I'll repost.. if it did, ignore this.. it's early for me and I'm a blonde.. nuff said

Lisa said...

This is an interesting question. I'm going to really have to think about this one!

gautami tripathy said...

Those are new for me! Thanks!

"Huh?"

Chris said...

You're right I haven't heard of him ;)

GeraniumCat said...

Ooh, I remember seeing something about the Pears series and thinking it looked good. Then I completely forgot about them. Thanks for the reminder!

Maree said...

Oooh, I'm going to have to look that series up - that sounds right up my reading alley :)

Mervi said...

I haven't heard of him but since I like historical mysteries very much I'll look him up.

Marg said...

I haven't heard of this series at all, but I do think that what you have written about it sounds like fun! Off to add yet more books to my TBR list!

Julia said...

Hmm nope - never heard of Iain Pears, but that probably because if it historical book, I have not read too many historical books as I use to. I think I should check it out

I notice that you're currently reading The Thirteen Tales, I have yet read it but want to. Please let me know how you like it :)

Happy BTTs - Have a good Thursday and good weekend ahead!

Julia - Yen

CoversGirl said...

Oops! I don'seem to have been too clear on that. The series is not historical, but the mysteries do involve art and the history thereof, so are good for the history fans. I really must attempt to read the entire series, in order.

nessie said...

The pears series is popular here in montreal. We used to sell them like crazy.

I would have to say the Proud Breed is that book no one but my best friend has read and thats only because I made her.

Aarti said...

I tagged you on a book meme, if you have time to fill it out!

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