Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read

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Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read

There are so many things that make books special, and some stand out for so many different reasons.  Some are unique because of the characters, others are unique because of the settings, and a few are even unique because of what it’s about. No matter why a book is unique, these are the ten that stand out because of how awesomely different they are!

  1. Evie from Paranormalcy.  One of my favorite things about this series that Evie is a pink, sparkly person who is full of awesome and kick-assery.  It’s one of my favorite combinations.
  2. Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins.  I like that it’s an Amish guy because almost everything else I’ve read that has someone who’s Amish has been a teenage girl.  So it’s nice to see an Amish guy for once.
  3. Witchstruck by Victoria Lamb.  I like that the main character is a witch, and that conflict between Elizabeth and Mary is minimal.
  4. Between Shades Of Grey by Ruta Sepetys.  It’s WW2 historical fiction that doesn’t focus on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.  It’s nice to read a book set during WW2 that focuses on a part that doesn’t seem to be talked about a lot.
  5. Eon by Alison Goodman.  It’s fantasy that’s not reminiscent of medieval Europe.  I know fantasy and medieval Europe are BFF’s, but honestly, I find it kind of tired, and so it’s nice to see a fantasy novel not in a medieval Europe-type of society.
  6. A Moment Comes by Jennifer Bradbury.  It’s about the partition of India, which I didn’t even know was an actual event until I read this book!  Basically, it led to India and Pakistan being two separate countries, and the book focuses on three very different teens who are affected by it.  I really love it when historical fiction focuses on something I know nothing about.
  7. Shadow And Bone by Leah Bardugo.  I like that Shadow And Bone makes me think of Russia, and not medieval Europe.  For some reason, non-European fantasy settings intrigue me.
  8. Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck.  For me, Tiger’s Curse was just okay, but what’s unique about it is that it focuses on Indian mythology.  It’s such a nice change from Greek mythology!
  9. Exposed by Kimberly Marcus.  I found Exposed to be interesting and unique because it’s narrated by a girl caught between her brother and her best friend, when her best friend accuses her brother of rape.
  10. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa.  I just love what she did with fairies in this series, and how there are fairies who have changed to be okay with being around iron.  She made fairies so interesting and awesome and different.

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

  1. I’ve been meaning to read Between Shades of Grey or any Sepetys book for that matter. AGREED on Shadow and Bone, I can’t believe I forgot that one! Amazing list 🙂

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