Top Ten Tuesday: Most Unique Books I’ve Read


Welcome to another contribution to The Broke and the Bookish’s weekly blog meme.  This week we are to share the top ten most unique books I’ve read.  This was kind of a difficult list to come up with because I tend to stick to the same genres and don’t stray far from my comfort zone.  I’ll try to come up with as many as I can and hope I can find ten.

  1. The Road The Road by Cormac McCarthy  This is perhaps the most unique book that I have read, in writing style at least.  The writing does not follow grammar rules and the story does not break down into chapters.  We never learn the names of the characters or how the world got to this point in its history.  A lot of reviewers complain about this, but I think these points are what made the book work for me.  It is written as if it is a journal that you find that records what happen to this man and his son after some event destroys the world and society as we know it.  3 Stars
  2. Genesis Genesis by Bernard Beckett  This was an interesting Science Fiction/Adult Fiction Dystopian novel.  It was a quick read, but I did not see the twist coming at the end at all.  3 Stars
  3.  Mr G: A Novel About The Creation Mr G: A Novel About The Creation byAlanLightman  I really enjoyed this story.  It was quite a different look at God and the story of how the universe was created.  I loved the humor and how the author portrays God as a real fallible being. 4 stars
  4. The Time Traveler's Wife The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Neffenegger  This was just a beautiful story.  The way the story is told is what made me select it for this list, jumping back in forth in time and perspective.  5 Stars
  5. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years, #1) Wicked by Gregory Maguire  This book is the first reworking of a classic story that I have read.  I loved the idea, but the execution of this story left me wanting.  The story was very heavy and took me forever to get through,  I should have probably just seen the musical…  3 Stars
  6. Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1) Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer  This one was a unique idea for me and a twist on the typical YA dystopian or Apocalyptic tale.  The book had me thinking what would happen or how would life change if the moon suddenly moved much closer to the earth.  Read this one around the same time as The Road, #1 on the list, it was too much and I ended up having nightmares from all the heavy reading.  I learned to space out my Apocalyptic stories after that.  3 Stars
  7. The Society of S (Ethical Vampire, #1)The Society of S by Susan Hubbard  This one is a unique twist on a vampire story for me.  The way the author set up the world and rules for these characters is quite interesting.  So far there are only three books in this series, but I wish there were more.  3 stars
  8. The Gargoyle The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson  This has been on my T10T list before.  Again I tell you it is a beautiful story about love, but the idea is unique as well.  The way the author told the story is why it is added to this list.  She shares the history of the two main characters though flashback like separate tales or short stories within the larger story.  I have seen it done by one other author I’ve read, Paulo Coelho.  5 Stars
  9. My Name Is Memory My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares  This was an interesting story centered around the idea of reincarnation.  I loved how the story about the love interests was told through out time.  How one character kept his memory of each life throughout each incarnation and would continue to run into the same souls.  3 stars
  10. Between the LinesBetween the Lines by Jodi Picoult  I liked how this was a book within a book and the idea of how characters in a story went about their lives separate from the story when someone wasn’t actively reading the book.  3 Stars

9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Most Unique Books I’ve Read

  1. I really liked The Road, but the grammar and punctuation drove me nuts! I got stuck a lot because I found the lack of proper contractions jarring. Still, a good story, and I easily understood why it was written that way.


    1. :) Sorry for the ear worm. I haven’t seen the musical, but want to. The book was very dark though and political, not an easy read like what I usually stick to.


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