Tuesday, April 8, 2014

TTT: Top Ten Most Unique Books

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this week's topic: Top Ten Most Unique Books I've Read

1.  The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell - it's not too often that you get to read about a priest in space :)

2.  Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner - YA/historical fiction/sci-fi book with tiny illustrations, love it!

3.  Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett - a hilarious tale of the Armageddon.

4.  Room by Emma Donoghue - disturbing account of an abduction narrated by the abductee/abductor's young son.

5.  The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh - a modern story of a troubled young woman who uses the Victorian language of flowers to communicate with those around her.

6.  To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Wills - part time-traveling sci-fi, part mystery, part romance, part Victorian comedy...fully amazing!

7.  The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender - a tale of a girl who can taste emotions in her food!

8.  Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell - a nesting doll of interconnected stories that take place throughout the past and the future.

9.  The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly - historical fiction/fantasy/fairytale book about a book!

10.  Heads You Lose by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward - a co-authored murder mystery where the others alternate chapters and take jabs at each other in their writing.  Quirky and hilarious!

I love this week's topic and can't wait to see everyone's unique book lists!


  1. I'd really like to read Cloud Atlas at some point, and maybe watch the movie afterwards. :) Great list!

  2. The Book of Lost Things is on my TBR list and now I'm really going to have to read it. Thank you for sharing.

    My TTT

  3. I was just given The Book of Lost Things as a gift - I have a feeling I will love it. I can't believe I didn't think o putting Good Omens on my list.

  4. I love Cloud Atlas so much! Random House just announced he has a new book coming out in September!

  5. Great list :) I read Room and The Language of Flowers and definitely agree that they are both very unique reads. My TTT.

  6. We have some of the same books on our lists. Also, I've had To Say Nothing of the Dog on my TBR for so long. I need to read it!