It may have escaped your attention last week, what with all the talk of election debates, alleged prime ministerial bullying and BBC belt tightening, but Thursday was World Book Day.
Also among the list was such shelf-straining blockbusters as The Da Vinci Code, the Twilight books, Barack Obama's memoir1 and - deep breath – You Are What You Eat by faecally obsessed TV nutritionist 'Dr' Gillian McKeith.
So, granted, it was an odd list, but it got us thinking2. Are you a person who avoids the bestsellers lists like the plague? Do you take great pride in following your own literary path, by eschewing the big papery behemoths of the publishing world, the books everyone else seems to be reading on every bus and beach? And if so, are there any gems that you've discovered that you think deserve to be a bit better known?
Because we can't all be reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo3.
Which books do you think deserve to be read by a wider audience? Are there any obscure or out-of-fashion authors that you've fallen in love with and would like to introduce others to?
Or are there any books by otherwise massively popular authors that seem to have dropped off the radar in the last few years? For example everyone knows Sherlock Holmes, but what about Conan Doyle's equally brilliant Brigadier Gerard4 stories?
Or is there something nice about discovering a little known book? Is the fact that no one else seems to be reading a particular book that makes it so attractive? If it suddenly became ubiquitous would that destroy the allure?
Or can you see nothing wrong in reading what lots of other people are reading. Is it nice to be able to talk about a book you're enjoying with as many other people as possible?
Over to you...