Top Ten Tuesday: Most Unique Books

April 7, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 18

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given, and this week’s topic is:



one of these things

S. by Doug Dorst and J.J. Abrams: What Makes It Unique?  This is a clever book within a book, filled with removable photographs, letters, postcards, etc., that help to solve the mysteries in the overlapping stories.
Night Film by Marisha Pessl: What Makes It Unique?  Similar to S., this mystery features various multi-media that help to enhance the story.
Room by Emma Donoghue: What Makes It Unique?  This story is narrated by a 5 year-old who has been held by a kidnapper, along with his mother, for his entire life.  It shouldn’t work, but it does.
Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando: What Makes It Unique?  There are romances in this dual-narrated story, but the focus is on the friendship between the two soon-to-be college roommates.  The ending is as moving as any romances I’ve read.
Just One Day by Gayle Forman: What Makes It Unique?  Willem!  He is very different from the “boyfriend material”  found in YA.
Building Stories by Chris Ware: What Makes It Unique?  If you like graphic novels, you need to check this out.  It’s a work of art.
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver: What Makes It Unique?  This is like a much darker version of the film, Groundhog Day, filled with characters who are initially very, very hard to like.  But I cared about all of them by the end.
The Zombie Survival Guide
by Max BrooksWhat Makes It Unique?  I can’t think of a book that made me laugh more than this one.
Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist: What Makes It Unique?  Yes, there’s a vampire in this book, and there is a lot of gore, but it’s more focused on the friendship between two children who feel alone in the world.
Every Day by David Levithan: What Makes It Unique? It’s filled with equal parts of hope and hopelessness, and it makes you question what makes us who we are.


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18 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Most Unique Books”

  1. Valerie @ Innocent Smiley's Reviews

    Ahhhh I forgot to add Room to my list! ah well. I want to read Every Day, and also the Zombie Survival Guide. Building Stories has a very strange cover, I’ll be sure to check it out especially since I love graphic novels :3

    Actually all of these books look amazing. My TBR list grows again…
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  2. Ashley @ Ok, Let's Read

    I really, really, REALLY want to read S. It just looks so cool and interesting. And, unique!

    And, I heard someone talk about Room the other day. I’m totally interested now. It sounds really cool and intriguing. And, unique! I see a pattern. 😛

    Also, Just One Day and Every Day are both on my TBR. However, contemporary isn’t my go to. So, we’ll see when I get to those.

    Great Top Ten Tuesday!
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