As I've had to miss the last two weeks' Top Ten Tuesdays (a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish), I'm not going to have a long-ass intro here, because I want to get onto the books already. But, just so everything's clear: today's topic is about unique books we've read.
I managed to find these 10 beautiful and wonderful books fairly easily, because every single favorite book of mine is somewhat unique TO ME, at least, right? However, I did try to describe why I think they're original and creative and all the good things in the world to make you all read them, because they're SO GOOD. Pinky swear.
WE WERE LIARS: This book, you guys, is absolutely fantastic. So, it doesn't work for a lot of people, because a) it's written in a very weird (but I swear still superb!) way and b) the heroin comes off as a tad bit selfish person, BUT I TOTALLY UNDERSTOOD WHY SHE IS THAT WAY. And the friendship, the romance, the mystery, the freaking family... EVERYTHING is perfectly written. *flails*
THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES: There are some books that address feminism, rape culture and other important and relevant topics - but none of them does it quite like this beauty right hear. Mindy McGinnis is NOT afraid to be unapologetic and to call out the characters on the dumbass, ignorant and fucked up shit they say, the same shit that's considered normal in real life by many people. Can we give a standing applause for this book??
WONDER: A book literally everyone and their parents and grandmothers and dogs and cats and hamsters should read, because it can teach everyone a lesson or two about empathy and acceptance. It's also written in a unique way, from various characters' perspective - mostly from Augie's, though - and each of their style and inner monologues are SO UNIQUE omg. Huge kudos to R. J. Palacio.
KILLING SARAI & REVIVING IZABEL: I know, I know, I keep mentioning these two books in Top Ten Tuesday topics, but they are just SO GOOD. The characters are complex and messed up, yet they form these meaningful and gorgeous relationships with each other, and I'm so here for that.
THE FALL: One of those books that worked for very few people, but I adored it. The writing was unique and exceptional, the atmosphere was dark as hell, while the characters were complex. Amazing thriller/horror.
A MADNESS SO DISCREET: This is Criminal Minds as a Historical Fiction when criminology was just a new idea, nuff said.
MY LADY JANE: I've tried a couple of comical and funny books, but before this one, none worked for me. However My Lady Jane was FANTASTIC. Funny and cute and lovely and badass - so it ticked all the right boxes, basically.
BEAUTY QUEENS: Somewhat similar to My Lady Jane in tone, but a lot more satirical than simply humorous, DIVERSE as hell, concentrates on feminism and girls supporting girls and it has some of the best and most original characters ever. Libba Bray is QUEEN.
UPROOTED: Do you know how a lot of books' blurbs say that it has like, a creepy forest full of darkness? AND THEN IT'S NEVER TRUE. But, damn, was it true for Uprooted. Also, wonderful cast of characters, great romance, freaking amazing plot. AND IT'S A BEAUTY AND THE BEAST RETELLING. Everything was perfect, tbh.
ILLUMINAE: The whole book is told through the most unique formats, including instant messages, interviews and other documents, yet it's still really easy to fall in love with the characters, so it was awesome, to say the least.
Have you read any of these novels? What is the most unique book you've ever read? Least unique book?