This is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where each week bloggers share a list of books for the prompt given. Today’s suggested topic is:
Top Ten Of The Most Unique Books I’ve Read (topic originally done 4/14) Some variations: top ten unique sounding books on my TBR, top ten most unique books I’ve read in X genre, etc
These are the top ten books on my TBR that I think sound the most unique, in no particular order!
A Thousand Nights is a re-telling of One Thousand and One Nights; a collection of Arabic folk tales. The king, Lo-Melkhinn is traveling through his lands searching for wives. As the stories travel, he has married many beautiful women. But each one has barely made it through a night before being killed. The Main Character knows her sister will be chosen, and she cannot allow that. So she dresses as her and is chosen in her sisters place.
Dream a Little Dream is the first instalment in Kertin Gier’s young adult, fantasy series titled The Silver Trilogy. Liv is trying to adjust to her new home in England, but it isn’t easy living at her mom’s boyfriend’s home. Soon her dreams become odd and they involve four boys doing a strange ritual in a cemetery. All four boys go to her school.
This is a mystery set in Cornwall and London between 1919 and 1933 and 2003. The story jumps to the future and follows a female police detective, Sadie Sparrow, who has just distanced herself from a case involving a missing mother and an abandoned child.
Illuminae consists entirely of pictures, diagrams, transcripts of recordings, interviews, instant messages, and the like. This is the story of a teenage girl named Kady, and a boy named Ezra who, along with the rest of their planet, are forced to flee their home on Kerenza IV when a mega corporation comes along and tries to get their hands on what is being illegally mined on the tiny little planet.
Sisters Red is a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. In this version there are two sisters, Rosie and Scarlett, and after their encounter with a werewolf they become hunters. A cruel attack of a Fenris, a soulless wolf-man craving young women’s blood, has destroyed the lives of the two March sisters Scarlett and Rosie. Now Scarlett, heavily scarred and thinking of herself as an outcast, is committed to hunt the monsters and revenge her grandmother’s death. Her younger sister Rosie is accompanying her on almost every hunt, but secretly she longs for a normal life.
The basic premise of this book is that the main characters here are the background players in everything else. This is a book about the people in the background. The ones who do not get chosen, never discover their secret powers, never fall in love with a vampire, and neither save nor destroy the world. It’s about NOT being the hero, or the special one, or the “chosen one”, or the extraordinary one.
The Summer in You is a collection of 14 gender neutral love poems which oscillates between the warmth of closeness and the purity of love.
Stardust and Sheets
This is a collection of love poems that transcend beauty and emotion in every written word.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
The plot centre’s around, Connor O’Malley, a boy who suffers from strange nightmares. Connor’s mother is also suffering from terminal cancer.
This is a Historical Fiction set in London, 1825 and follows the life of Eglantine, daughter of the mysteriously prosperous Amberline. When he is caught and sent to the penal colony of Australia, Englantine has to grow up and fend for herself.
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
A Tale for the Time Being alternates between two women, Ruth and Nao. A plastic bag washes up on the shore of an island off British Columbia. In it, Ruth, an author, finds, among other things, a diary written by a Japanese teenager describing her difficult life.
Obviously these books are on my TBR, so I don’t actually know that they are unique or not.
So what do you think? Do you agree with any of my choices this week? Have you read any of these books? What did you think? What are some unique books you’ve read? Do you have any unique books on your TBR? Let me know in the comments and feel free to link up your Top Ten Tuesday as well!