Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #102 - Most Unique Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Eight Most Unique Books I've Read

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - A magical circus that only comes around at night, with no warning. This one blew me away when I read it. 
The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Kelly Barnhill - There are elements in this book that are overly used in fantasy but this book in particular weaves all of those elements into one of the most beautiful and unique stories I've ever read. 
A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab - This series is amazing and so unique. There are four worlds, all of which are completely different except that each one has a London and only a couple of magicians in any of these worlds can pass through to visit the others. Plus, Kell's coat can turn into so many different coats depending on what he needs for what world. 

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick - This is such an amazing story that intertwines the actual history of the film director, George Melies, with a fictional story about an orphan boy named Hugo. It also has lots of illustrations and actual Melies images, such as the iconic 'Trip to the Moon' moon face with the bomb embedded in it's eye. 
Coraline by Neil Gaiman - This was the first Gaiman story I read and I've been hooked ever since. The idea of an 'other mother' with button eyes was so spooky. It's still one of my favorites and I haven't come across anything quite like it. 
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman - This is one of my all-time favorite books ever. I loved the idea of daemons, which are basically a part of our soul in animal form, that can speak to you and never leaves your side. Seriously, it's been 20 years and I still haven't found anything quite like this except for maybe Harry Potter.

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff - Most unique formatting I've ever come across. Yes, Mark Z. Danielewski also has some unique formatting but I feel like this was done so much better. 
Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall by Aaron Safronoff - This was seriously amazing and so, so unique! It's set on a world that has a sun at it's center, surrounded by an ocean, with a network of gigantic trees floating on the ocean that host all sorts of social creatures. 

Have you read any of these? What are the most unique books you've read?


  1. I must get round to reading A Darker Shade of Magic. I'm planning on reading His Dark Materials this summer before the new book is out.

    1. I really need to reread His Dark Materials. It's one of my #1 faves and it's been too long! :)

  2. Illuminae- definitely agree! And the Night Circus has me so curious, from the reviews I've seen!

  3. I've heard of many of the books in your post, but have yet to read any of them myself. I have Night Circus in my ever growing 'TBR' pile and keep hearing great things about this novel. I really need to get around to reading it.

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  4. I really want to read A Darker Shade of Magic. I've heard so much great things about it and the author. I really should try to get my hands on a copy soon.

  5. I haven't read any of these, but there are a few on my TBR list! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Ooh nice picks!! The only one I know, of course, is Illuminae!! Very nice picks!

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  7. Excellant picks! I LOVE Coraline and Golden Compass. I also have Girl Who Drank the Moon to read now. My daughter keeps saying "That sounds painful" when she sees the title XD

  8. Awesome list! I also have Coraline on my list and all of these other reads sound interesting!

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  9. I received a hard copy of Sunborn Rising last year and I still haven't read it! for some reason the writing style has been tough for me but now I want to read it so badly :)

  10. A Darker Shade of Magic is one of my favourite books! I have read The Night Circus but I wasn't all that keen.
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  11. I think you can't go past Illuminae for a unique read, I had that one on my list too.

    My List : http://www.teaandtitles.com/top-ten-unique-books-weve-read/