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Welcome to another week of Top Ten Tuesday! This week's theme is The Top Ten Most Unique Books I've Read. I found this to be quite an interesting topic, so I'm excited to everyone else's lists. You might know that my reading habits haven't always been so extreme. I only recently became a super avid reader and in my life the types of books I've read haven't been drastically different from one another. Because of this, I'm only going to be featuring 6 books in this post. I'll put a little explanation about each so you can see what made them unique and maybe go pick them up for yourself. Please keep in mind that these books are unique to me in comparison to other books that I have read.
1. Crank by Ellen Hopkins - Crank is the first book in a series, but Ellen Hopkins has a multitude of other YA books. The thing that is so extremely unique about her writing style is that it's written in the form of poems. Her books might seem huge, but if you look inside you'll find that they're not nearly as long as they look and that the writing is simply beautiful.
2. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - Being that isn't one of my favorite books of all time, I couldn't leave this off of my list. This novel is a YA story about a girl who commits suicide. Before she kills herself, Hannah records 6 and a half cassette tapes. Each side of a tape reveals a person who inevitably contributed to why she killed herself. The story is told from the point of view of Clay, a boy who receives this looming box of tapes. While he's listening to Hannah talk about why she killed herself, we're hearing it as well. If he pauses or rewinds the tape, it pauses or rewinds for the reader as well. Nearly half of the book is Hannah's recorded voice which is something I found very unique. Also, it has a map. Any book with a map is amazing.
3. The Fables Series by Bill Willingham - This series is one that I've talked about quite a few times before on my blog. The reason being that it's the only graphic novel series I've ever read and I simply adore it! It's the story of what happens when an ominous leader, the adversary, and his army run all the fairy tale characters out of town. They end up taking refuge in New York City among the average citizens, mundies, and are forced to blend in while still trying to maintain their community.
4. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - I don't know how you could possibly not know what this book is about, so I'll save you the in depth synopsis. Essentially, this is a very unique book for me because I've never read a novel featuring photography before. And, the thing I find more awesome about it is that Ransom Riggs has slipped the images in so seamlessly. I felt like the tied in wonderfully with the story. I can't wait to read Hollow City. You can read my review of this book HERE.
5. Player One by Douglas Coupland - This is the only adult novel on my Top Ten Tuesday this week. I read this book a few weeks back and immediately knew it would be featured on this list. The reason for that is because it's such a thought-provoking read. In my review, I talked about it being like each character's stream of consciousness. It takes place from 5 different points of view and tells the story of these 5 characters trapped in an airport cocktail lounge during a global disaster. You can read my review of this book HERE.
6. The Archived by Victoria Schwab - Finally, a book I read only a week or two ago. Victoria Schwab has one of the most beautiful writing styles I've ever read. And, not only that, this book is also incredibly unique because of the intriguing plot. The story follows Mackenzie Bishop. Her family moves into a new apartment and her mother intends to remodel the downstairs coffee shop. You might think that's all fine and dandy, but Mackenzie is a keeper and her job is to catch Histories that escape and return them to The Archive. You can read my review of this book HERE.
What are the most unique books you've read?