Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - 127

Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish for bloggers who like to make lists about books.

Top Ten Most Unique Books I've Read

1. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
This definitely belongs at the top of the list, as it's about the incestuous relationship between a brother and sister. But! It's actually really good!

2. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
I had to read this for 10th grade summer reading and it was pretty difficult because the author jumps around in time. Some of the book is about the Iranian Revolution, her time studying in the U.S. and then her having an illicit book club.

3. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
I love this book! But it's definitely unique. Owen Meany is a little person who is somewhat psychic.

4. Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
The world building in this series is incredible and definitely different from anything I've read before.

5. Animal Farm by George Orwell
This has such a great concept: using animals to explain the Russian Revolution.

6. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
This book is about a part of WWII that I was unfamiliar: the deportation of Eastern Europeans to Siberia in order to work in labor camps.

7. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
It's hard to believe, but The Forest of Hands and Teeth was my first experience with zombies. Now they're everywhere (figuratively). But this book really introduced me to the genre.

8. Drought by Pam Bachorz
This book is so bizarre. It's about a cult but there's some fantastical elements in it too. I didn't actually enjoy this one - it was too weird.

9. Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
I can't even explain Eyes Like Stars. All you have to know is it's about Shakespeare and is awesome.
 
10. Going Bovine by Libba Bray
This book is so weird! I can't really remember what happens but the protagonist does have Mad Cow disease, so there's that.

2 comments:

Jen Em said...

The Hands of Forest and teeth was my first experience with zombies to. It freaked me out. Great list.

Reviews from a Bookworm said...

Great list :) Forbidden made my list too, such an amazing, beautiful and very unique book! My TTT.