Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is most unique reads.
1.We Have Always Lived in a Castle by Shirley Jackson –This is a very short novel is haunting. From the small town setting, to the unraveling of the mystery and the psychology of its characters, it is one of the most well executed stories I’ve read, while being so not what I was expecting.
2.Vicious by V.E. Schwab –This is not a superhero book: it is a supervillain book. The best way I can describe its tone and pace is cinematic.
3. Momo by Michael Ende –One of the most whimsical and magical books I’ve read, this book is probably one of the reason why I love fantasy. It also has a turtle that can see half an hour into the future.
4. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater –The whole series is so hard to explain. Dead Welsh kings, ghosts, psychics, tree people and dreams are just a few of the elements that play a role in this world. The writing is also incredible and very unique.
5. The Waves by Virginia Woolf –This is an experimental novel… so yeah, it was kind of bound to be in this list. Instead of prose, Woolf narrates through soliloquies following the lives of six friends and it is amazing.
6. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein –Not only are books about female pilot during WWII rara, but also few books are as tightly plotted as this one. The twists also do not lessen the emotional impact.
7. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett –Even for post-modernists, Beckett is quite unique. I’ve never read a play quite like this.
8. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff –I had a lot of problems with this book, but its unique format is quite engaging.
9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak –This story is told by Death, enough said.
10. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson –This graphic novel’s world is a quite unique mix of medieval and science. It’s also very fun and endearing.