Apr 11, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday (183)

is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Ah, unique books! Those books that have a little something else, something out of this world or totally fucked up or purely magical. Here are ten books just like that, and a brief note about what makes them so wonderfully (or frighteningly) unique.

Parasitology by Mira Grant: Two words: tapeworm. apocalypse.

Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine: A middle-of-nowhere town inhabited by humans and vampires.

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones: I mean, have you seen the movie?

Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples: The world and the art.

The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: It's told through various documents and formats and it works.

The Shadows We Know by Heart by Jennifer Park: This book 100% contains Sasquatch and it's 100% not ridiculous.

Ice by Sarah Beth Durst: You may not think a girl and a polar bear are a ship but they're a SHIP.

Penryn & the End of Days by Susan Ee: This ain't your momma's angel apocalypse.

What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum: I don't know of many books with an autistic/autism spectrum/Asperger's protagonist, and the one here quickly became one of my favorite characters ever.

Gone by Michael Grant: There's only one way to describe this world, and that's fucked up.

Which unique books are your favorites?


  1. So many people have recommended Illuminae to me! It definitely looks unique!

  2. I've not read Illuminate, but everything I've heard about it and seen, seems to suggest a very unique read indeed. Even its format makes it stand out. Glad to know it's something that works. :)

  3. I am excited for What to Say next too! I had loved Tell me 3 things! And Susan Ee! I still expect more books from her!

  4. Love your list and Illuminae looks so unique, but I haven't read it yet!

  5. I still plan to read Illuminae. Soon!


  6. What to Say Next is definitely on my SOON list. I liked her first YA book, so I'm curious. Also, Gone has been sitting around my house since FOREVER. I gotta try that one of these days.

  7. I've never even heard of most of these! Yup, like everyone else, Illuminae is still on my TBR list. I love the cover and title of The Shadows we know by heart. I will have a look at it. I didn't do a TTT on most unique books, but on most unique characters. Have a look! http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2017/04/top-ten-most-unique-characters.html

  8. Ooh, Parasitology was a great book.

    I'm also curious about What to Say Next, Michelle. It sounds like such an intriguing story.

    Here is my TTT

  9. Illuminae is making a lot of lists today. Still need to get to it...

  10. Saga is amazing!
    My ttt

  11. Saga! That one made my list too. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me


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