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What Underrated Book Should All Book-Lovers Read?

Let us in on the secret.

Get this: Each year more than 300,000 books are published in the United States alone.

But for some reason, we always seem to be talking about and quoting the same ones, whether it's The Great Gatsby or Harry Potter.

Truth is, though, there are TONS of hidden gems out there that could seriously use more hype.

Maybe it's Richard Yates' Disturbing the Peace, which chronicles the mental breakdown of an advertising salesman who struggles with addiction.

Or perhaps it's Family Happiness by Laurie Colwin about what it means to stay true to yourself in the context of an overbearing family.

Or maybe it's Susan Scarf Merrell's thriller Shirley, published just last year, which will leave you guessing till the very end.

Tells us your favorite underrated book — and WHY it's so great — in the comments below and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post.