Top Ten Tuesday, as always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish
This week’s topic: Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read (For Various Reasons)
Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn: This book was just so strange and different and very unique from what I’ve read. It was quite the experience! Lots of WTFs all around but in a good way.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: I mean, this book was narrated by Death. Like Death is personified and a character. It was just such a unique approach.
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan: There’s a reason David Levithan makes my list twice. He is just so inventive and always coming up with unique concepts. I loved that Two Boys Kissing used a Greek chorus style narration and if you haven’t read it you might think that sounds strange but I PROMISE you it works. David executes it perfectly and AH MY HEART. Also one of my favorite books from last year!
Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith: Oh how I loved this book! I read a lot of contemporary YA and this didn’t feel like a lot of what I read. It was quite the experience and I know it didn’t work for some people but I could just FEEL the MC spiraling out of control and her frenetic energy was in my veins.
Liar by Justine Larbalestier: This book and I. I believe I said “I don’t know if I thought it was brilliant or if I fucking hated it.” I had STRONG feelings about this one but it was very unique and definitely took the unreliable narrator thing to the extreme. Stands out to me though! Definitely a unique read.
The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan: Seriously, I’m so in awe of David always. This book was beautiful and the concept SO unique. It was told in dictionary entries and it was just so poetic and sad and beautiful and haunting.
For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfreund: This was another book I loved! It was a futuristic retelling of Persuasion and it was just SO unique. I was smitten because it didn’t feel like anything I’d read before. Everything about it.
Bumped by Megan McCafferty: I would never want to invalidate someone’s reading experience (and I’m TOTALLY not trying to by saying this..I don’t want it to come off wrong) but I feel like this book is a bit misunderstood. I liked it but lots of people didn’t have the same feelings. I loved that it was satire and so ridiculous. It just felt sooo different because I hadn’t really read anything like it ever. Yay satire!
Blindness by Jose Saramago: I’ve read quite a few post-apocalyptic type books and this was definitely different. The concept but mostly the way it is written. I thought it was told in a way that kind of makes you experience the blindness but I’ve heard that’s just how it writes? I don’t know. Either way it was a unique, standout read for me though I know the way it is told will drive some people NUTS.
A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty: This could be one of the most unique books on my list here! Wow! I liked it (didn’t love because it took me SO long to get into) but I have NEVER EVER read anything quite like it. I have the second book in my possession and I’m excited to get back into it.
So tell me…what are some unique books YOU’VE read because I am all about reading those!! Have you read any of the ones I’ve listed??