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Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read

When I think about how many books I’ve read this year alone as well as over the past few years, the numbers really are staggering compared to the average American. But, even with so many books read, there are still only a handful that stick out as the most unique.

And they are…

Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read

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1. Graceling– The concept of gracelings cannot be matched. It’s interesting and so memorable. I still LOVE this book beyond so many others. Classic YA fantasy right here.

2. Incarnate series by Jodi Meadows– These books consider the most unique concept: what if the world was made up of the same 1 million souls and they were constantly reborn in new bodies?? Still one of the most unusual ideas I’ve ever read. Plus it’s told in a really relatable way, surprisingly.

3. Pivot Point– Especially the first book in the duology. A story is told by the same girl, only as if she made two different choices and what would have happened in each.

4. Cinder series– This was the first time I’d ever read a futuristic type of retelling of fairytales. It changed EVERYTHING for me. Love love love.

5. Daughter of Smoke and Bone– Having read this recently, this book sticks out as using unusual beings. I’d never read about chimera before in fantasy, which is shocking to me. I love the whole idea of them.

6. Divergent– The factions and the big plot twist was totally unique to me a few years ago. Now, a lot of books have tried to mimic the same feel, but this one stands alone as the first.

7. The Fault in Our Stars– I love how John Green just went there in TFioS. There are cancer and death jokes and planning for when the characters will die. I’d never read such a raw and indelicate book about kids with cancer. It’s genius, and I fell in love with it immediately.

8. Perfect Ruin– The setting set this book apart. Up in the clouds sits a island floating in the sky. Just how it got up there and what resides below is all part of the adventure in intrigue.

9. The Knife of Never Letting Go– This book wasn’t exactly my cup of tea, but it certainly left an impression. Everyone in this world can hear each other’s thoughts. Like, as though someone spoke them and not just thought them. Does that not terrify you?!?

10. Alienated– It sounds silly just writing it out, but in Alienated, Earth and the alien race L’eihr build a sort of foreign exchange program, and an “alien” stays with a normal American family. STRANGE yet FANTASTIC!!

What are some unique books that you’ve read?

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Reviews from a Bookworm

    Great picks :) I was so close to putting Alienated on my list, that was one of my favourite reads last year. I also read and enjoyed TFIOS, Divergent and The Knife of Never Letting go. My TTT.