“The Ones That Got Away–Great Books that Didn’t Get Their Due” is an interesting feature in this month’s School Library Journal. Various librarians, editors, reviewers, and booksellers were asked to name one book “…published between 2001 and 2006, and only those titles that had not received a lot of marketing hoopla or a major American award could be considered…” I was delighted to see many worthy titles on the list. (If Roger Sutton hadn’t, I might have mentioned Peter Sis’s The Tree of Life as I agree with him completely that it was sadly overlooked.) I’m still mulling this question over, but I might nominate —- surprise, surprise — Megan Whalen Turner’s The King of Attolia (most likely suffering from the sequel problem).
So, what are some of your overlooked books of the past five years?