Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week our topic is: Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read

Listed in no particular order.

one Timekeeper (Timekeeper, #1) Timekeeper (Timekeeper, #1) by Tara Sim – includes a gay male main character and magical clock power. Such a great story!

two Paper Girls, Vol. 1 Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan – so twisty and trippy, loving it so far!

three Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1) Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1) by Neal Shusterman – such an intriguing world set up and from the POVs of a Scythe – a dealer of death. So good.

four A Natural History of Dragons (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #1) A Natural History of Dragons(The Memoirs of Lady Trent #1) by Marie Brennan – I just loved this – a memoir style book about dragons. Such an amazing book!

five Assassination Classroom, Vol. 01 Assassination Classroom, Vol. 01 by Yusei Matsui – Such a strange premise, an alien octopus decides to teach a remediation high school class of students and challenges them to kill him before he destroys the Earth. He strangely makes a good teacher…

six Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom (Death Note, #1) Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom (Death Note, #1) by Tsugumi Ohba, Obata (Illustrator) – one of my favorite manga teams and their first manga was so intriguing. I just love the uniqueness of this manga. 

seven The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co., #1) The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co., #1) by Jonathan Stroud is one of the most unique and awesome series I’ve read. Set in alternate London with a ghost issue that only young people can see and get rid of properly. Part detective story, part paranormal horror and also I just love alternate Londons.

eight Me Before You (Me Before You, #1) Me Before You (Me Before You, #1) by JoJo Moyes – a very unique book for me as I don’t read a lot of adult realistic and this one truly was like nothing I’ve read before.

nine Thorn Jack (Night and Nothing, #1) Thorn Jack (Night and Nothing, #1) by Katherine Harbour – an adult fairy tale that brings out the creep in creepy.

ten Steelheart (Reckoners, #1) Steelheart (Reckoners, #1) by Brandon Sanderson – what if there were superheroes but their powers turned them into egotistical maniacs that instead wreaked havoc on the world instead of saving it? That’s basically this book… in a short sentence. 🙂


Kristen is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. Kristen is an Elementary School Library Media Specialist in the Chicago suburbs who loves reading. Why else would she be a librarian?

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