Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (19): Unique Books I've Read

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Top Ten Most Unique Books I've Read (and Loved!)
(listed alphabetically by author)
This list was very difficult to make, so I tried to go with a variety of books and genres. Of course, there are many more that can be added to the list.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass Slammed (Slammed, #1)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
*The quintessential unique story

Slammed by Colleen Hoover
*Interweaving of slam poetry throughout the novel

600 Hours of Edward Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
600 Hours of Edward by Craig Lancaster
*A completely unique and endearing main character

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
*Use of strike-outs, repeating and run-on sentences
Jellicoe Road Neanderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City, #1)
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
*Amazing, complicated, layered & interweaves past/present
Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid
*Smart heroines (finally) and laugh-out-loud humor
The Invention of Hugo Cabret The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
*Told with words and gorgeous pictures
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
*Use of hand-written letters to tell the story
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
*Fascinating research both medically and socially
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
*Told with phonetic language


  1. I sooo badly want to read Blood Red Road, The Guernsey Literary etc... , Jellicoe Road and Shatter Me. Knowing that they are unique makes me want to read them even more now

  2. OOh nice! Shatter Me was definitely different! Loved Alice in Wonderland too!

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  3. I agree with Red Blood Road. I was sure if I was going to like the authors unique writing style at first but it completely grew on me.
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  4. As an NA fan I'm ashamed to say I haven't read Slammed! I need to get on that! And seeing that its on your list, I can tell its worth it! Great picks!

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  5. Love Alice in wonderland, forgot it when I made ​​my own list :)

  6. I've read and enjoyed two of those: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Guernsey.


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