What book do you wish more people had read this year? People love to create Best of the Year lists every December, but we prefer to spotlight the most overlooked books each season.

Below, we are linking to free samples of the Most Overlooked Books of 2012. Share your favorite overlooked book in the comments section, and we’ll add a sample to our growing list.

To get the list started, we took selected titles from Slate’s long list of underrated books and Flavorwire’s Notable Books Unfairly Overlooked by ‘The New York Times’ list.

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