Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read. I’ve had to really think about this topic! It’s fun to go through the books I have read. Thank God for Goodreads!

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Bird by Crystal Chan was a unique read for me because there was just something incredibly beautiful about the writing. The writing immediately pulled me in and didn’t let go until I had finished reading.


I hadn’t really heard much about The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker until my sister bought it for me when she was on holiday.  This is another book with beautiful writing. Once you get used to the writing style, you’re completely drawn in.


This is such a unique read. The hardback cover I read has beautiful silver page ages. I’m a sucker for a beautiful book, both in appearance and inside. I loved the story.


Ah, I loved The Boy With The Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu. It’s a quick, fairy-tale esque read.


I thoroughly enjoyed The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Another fairy-tale book, with stunning writing. It’s intriguing and easy to read.


I was surprised that I enjoyed Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn so much.  I haven’t seen much middle ground surrounding this book. I think you either love it or hate it. I loved that this book confused me. It wasn’t straight forward. I hate being confused by a book, yet still utterly love it. That’s why this was a unique read for me.


This is such a weird book. Really weird. It’s actually really gross in sections. Dan Rhodes is certainly a unique writer.


I thought The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender  was a really well written book. The reason why I’ve listed it as unique is because of the wonderful title and it’s slight quirkiness/oddness!


The Girl On Paper by Guillame Musso is a fantastic book. Please don’t be put off by this cover! This book was strange to start with but it became such a wonderful story. One that I could definitely pull some amazing quotes out of about reading.


It had to be done. The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin is one of the most unique series I’ve read. It completely messed with my mind. I NEED to know what happened. I NEED the last book in the series. I think it’s my most anticipated end book of the series so far!

What are your Top Ten Unique Reads? Please feel free to leave your link to your posts and I’ll come and visit your blog. I can’t wait to see what other quirky/unique reads are out there!

47 thoughts on “Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read

  1. I was so disappointed with Little Hands Clapping, I can’t even remember what it was about now, I just remember how sad I was that I didn’t enjoy it 😦

  2. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer definitely messed with my head. I can’t wait until the last book comes out so I can finally know what’s real and what is in her head!! I haven’t read Another Little Piece yet, but I own it… and I’ve heard really good things about it, so I’m pretty excited to finally get to it 🙂

    My TTT

  3. Mara Dyer is indeed very unique! I’ve only read the first book and it was so scary and confusing! I so want to read the 2nd one, but I’ve heard about a huge cliffhanger, so I’m waiting for the 3rd to get published first.

  4. I’ve only read one from this list – Bird and it was beautiful and unique.
    I bought a copy of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake just the other day! I’ve been lusting after it for a while and when I saw a copy for only $3 – couldn’t help myself.
    Am rather curious about The unbecoming of Mara Dyer but… just not sure.
    Great list, Chrissi! 😀

    • Thanks Kate. Oh yay! I hope you enjoy The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. It is quite a quirky, unique book. Ooh, I adore the Mara Dyer series, but it’s certainly not for everyone.

  5. This is a strange observation, but quite a few of your covers are similar, or go together under a nature theme. Like, bird, butterfly, bird and woods, child walking in woods, teen walking in woods. That has nothing to do with the content, but it just struck me! I’m unfamiliar with all but the Ubecoming of Mara Dyer, so that’s a really unique list. I’ll have to check some of these out!

    • I like that observation though. I seem to do it a lot, and it’s intriguing! I hope you like the look of the books you check out! 🙂 I’m glad my list was really unique to you. I love to showcase the books I’ve read.

  6. Oh no, how could I have forgotten about Bird? I luuuuuuuuuuuurved it! Wasn’t it just beautiful. It;s hard to believe that it’s a middle grade novel, but that might just be given Jewel’s age. I can’t imagine preteens understanding the importance of Jewel’s voice in this one. Might be a little too advanced.

    Mara Dyer was one of my favourites too, super entertaining. Lemon Cake sounds like something that I’d really get into, I love the unique and quirky ones. Awesome list.

    • It really is a beautiful book. One that definitely stands out for me, so far this year. I think Bird would be more suitable for the YA audience and beyond. I’m so glad to read that you enjoyed Mara Dyer. It is one of my favourite series!

  7. I can’t believe I forgot Another Little Piece it is definitely one of the most unique books I’ve read but I’m not sure on whether I loved or hated it, I kinda go back and forth. And yes,it did have to be done, again I can’t believe I didn’t think of Mara Dyer!
    Great list and thanks for stopping by The Story Goes…

  8. Oh, I really liked The Snow Child! I borrowed it from the library when it came out, and it’s one of those books that I keep meaning to buy for my shelves. So special. The only other one on your list that I’ve read is the Aimee Bender book, and I agree that it’s unique! Nice list — I’ll need to check out a few of the others.

  9. I have not heard of most of these books but some of them look great! Love this list. I also can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, I hear so much about it!

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