DISCUSSION: underrated books

I’ve seen the threads, you’ve seen the threads, we’ve all seen the threads where people recommend their favorite “underrated” books, which inevitably end in people just recommending popular books. This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while, but I’ve never really been able to pinpoint my thoughts on it. Thankfully, Eri and Mana agreed to contribute to this post, which I really appreciate! We discuss how not every book can be “underrated,” the use of the word “underrated,” and how being labelled “underrated” can undermine the success of authors of color.

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