Top Ten Tuesday #40 + Teaser Tuesday #1
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic: Top 10 Most Unique Books I've Read. This was a hard topic in the fact that I have too many to pick from!! But I'll do my best.
The Diviners by Libba Bray
I have read a lot of weird books, but I still maintain that out of all of them, The Diviners is the weirdest I have ever read. Set in the 1920s, it combines paranormal, supernatural, horror, magic, and everything else you can possibly think of - including zombies (well, alright, that would be Book #2). It was just weird.
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
The entire series, really, but we'll go with the first book. Ever since the huge success of A Series of Unfortunate Events, there are a lot of copycats - most of them good, but not quite the same. Snicket has unique and odd and truly unique so amazingly well. Or maybe I'm just a die-hard Snicketeer. ;-)
Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger
Maybe it isn't as unique of a steampunk series as I think, but there is something about it that strikes me as new. Maybe it's the time period combined with the humor.
Like with ASOUE, there have been several copycats since this came out - and again, most of them good, but not quite the same. A person who can read characters out of books - it's brilliant and wonderful!
Probably the most copied Author of them all - in my opinion, at least. Greek gods and mythology in the modern era wasn't "in" until Riordan's books became a big hit, and now it's everywhere. At the time, though, Riordan's idea was very unique, and I read this series when it first came out.
One of the weirder, more fun books I've read filled with puzzles and codes and just oddness. I love it, though.
Psychics, ghosts, dead Welsh kings, posh boarding schools - okay, maybe this series rivals The Diviners in weirdness. Probably most definitely. And it's also one of the most unique supernatural/paranormal/mystery books I've read.
Kelpi have never been done like they are in The Scorpio Races. This is probably my most favorite kelpi stories.
Written in the form of a young woman's confession to the Gestapo. It wasn't my favorite narration style - in fact, it is what almost made me put it down. But it was definitely unique.
The story itself isn't hugely unique (maybe a little), but the use of old creepy black-and-white photos is. And of course, it's being ripped off in other books.
|Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading|
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page