Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the awesome people over at The Broke and the Bookish.
Today’s theme is all about the most unique books I’ve ever read. It may be a book that has an out-of-this-world plot line or the way the story was told or maybe a different take on a particular genre.
Needless to say, I haven’t come across that many outrageous books. I tend to read the norm: dystopia, contemporary, etc. But there are some novels that I found quite refreshing and new.
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Well, it is the first dystopian book I’ve ever read meaning it was the first entirely different universe I’ve ever read about. A lot of other novels with similar aspects as The Hunger Games came out in the last two years, but I still consider this as the pioneer of the young-adult dystopian genre.
2. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
What made this unique for me is the style of narration. It’s full of uninhibited wit and geek. Plus the overall plot is just otherworldly. The book keeps you guessing and guessing on what’s going to happen next.
3. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
The realm of Under the Never Sky is very imaginative and the culture here is pretty diverse. Although I don’t see this happening in the near future soon.
4. The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan
As the title suggests, this is a dictionary, but with a love story intertwined in it. I’m amazed by how David Levithan managed to pull it off without coming off as ambitious.
5. Unteachable by Leah Raeder
This is a new adult novel and the way it was written sets itself apart from the pack. It’s lyrical and kind of poetic? And the characters were so realistic and relatable. Many novels in the new adult genre seem to miss this important detail.
6. Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
The writing was kind of gothic for me and the world in general.
7. Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
Entirely imaginative world? Check. A fantastic set of characters? Check. Awesome and kickass names? Check.
8. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
This was the first book I read that’s set in outer space so yeah.
9. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
The writing was so intricate and packed with magical knowledge. Everything about this book is unique.
10. Blood Orange Soda by James Michael Larranaga
This book did an interesting take on Vampires and stereotypes. I really like the idea of it.
What books did you read that immediately strike you as unique and different? Do you agree with some of my choices? Comment down below! 🙂