I feel like I haven’t done one of these
in a while, and it turned out I had some books for this week’s top ten, so off
we go. This week the prompt is Top ten most unique books I’ve read. It can be
anything; the main character is interesting, the writing, or anything else. So
this is my list. And as always it is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.
It was unique to me because it was like
nothing I had ever read. The writing was just strange and different, and
interesting. The story is sort of gruesome, and the things that happened were
horrifying, and the book was also extremely compelling so I couldn’t stop
reading it even thought I was sort of grossed out.
It’s so poetic and gorgeous and lush and amazing. The
story is interesting and beautiful and the writing is just amazing.
For the amazing characters. September is interesting
and beautiful. She’s funny and sweet. But mainly because of A-Through-L, or
Ell. He is September’s friend and a Wyvern who believes he’s half Wyvern, half
library. Anyone who has that good of an imagination is a friend in my book.
And for that matter Sweetly. They are just really
interesting retellings of fairy tales and I love
fairy tales. I love them, and I thought Sisters Red was an amazing spin on
Little Red Riding Hood.
It is friggin’ amazing. Because Emer is amazing, and
dark, and creepy and awesome. And the story is delightful and exciting, the
sort of mental breakdown of one of the side characters is so interesting and
weird and amazing.
One; it’s gorgeous. Two; the story is told by Death,
which is my favourite thing EVER, Death is awesome, his perspective is just
amazing. Three; the book made me feel such sympathy for Germans during World
War 2, and I had NO idea how I was supposed to deal with that information. I
realize most Germans weren’t evil Nazis, but being from a country that was
occupied during the war my history lessons about World War 2 told me how evil
Germans were, so suddenly I had this flip and I didn’t know what I was supposed
to do with how I felt. It was weird.
It’s just so weird, and creepy and dark and the
writing is amazing and spectacular. And the mythology, and I don’t know how to
talk about this book without becoming completely incoherent, I love it.
Anything by Neil Gaiman is always interesting. Read
Gaiman, seriously. I love mythology, because I’m a heathen, and I needed
something to focus on in religious studies in grade school (which was
compulsory in school). And I always found mythology interesting. Gaiman’s take
on Gods and mythology is just really interesting. It might not be the best
Gaiman book to start with if you’ve never read him, because you need time to
get used to him, and it’s complex, but it’s awesome.
I used to love Peter Pan when I was growing up, the
Disney movie, I don’t think I read the book, but I am supposed to have it. This
is a retelling of the story, with the focus on Tiger Lily and she’s
fascinating. What I liked even more is that Tinker Bell tells the story, and
she’s really, really interesting. And it’s a little weird, and I love weird
She is an amazing storyteller and she manages to tell
any story, no matter how weird or sad, into something you laugh at. It’s really
funny. And it’s not like any autobiography I’ve ever read, I loved it.