Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Most Unique Books I've Read

Listed below are some of the most unique books I have read. Some made the list because I liked their uniqueness while others made the list because their unique qualities confounded me.

Kiss of Fire by Rebecca Ethington
A girl. A mark. A curse. What does it mean? Where will it lead? Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; only he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.

Fifty Shames of Earl Grey by Fanny Merkin
A funny parody of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey. If you've read the series, you'll find this a humorous retelling. It's unique to say the least!

Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
I wanted to like this book a lot more than I did. I read it when it was really popular and getting a lot of positive press, but I just didn't get it. It was a bit mundane but unique for sure.

The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger
Told through memos and letters and other forms of written communication. Again, I wanted to like this more than I did. The reviews were great, but it fell flat for me. It was a unique way to tell a story though.

Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
I love a good fairy tale retelling, and this one is definitely unique. I liked how couples were matched by marks, and the tension it caused in the story time.

Hung Up by Kristen Tracy
Would you respond to a wrong number? In this story, Lucy left on James’s phone were meant for someone else—someone who used to have James’s digits. But then when James finally answers and the two start to talk, a unique bond forms between the two teens. Unique for sure!

Fictitious Dishes by Dinah Fried
I love flipping through this book and seeing all the recreated dishes! It's a fun and unique take on culinary moments from contemporary and classic literature.

More Than This by Jay McLean
There are three words to describe this book other than unique: that escalated quickly! A girl goes to prom; her family dies; a random guy takes her in; they fall in love.

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
I had to read this one for a literature class I was in. It won a Printz award in 2005. It was always made into a movie. However, it's premise was eccentric and definitely not my cup of tea. A girl moves to England during what I suppose is the beginning of World War III and falls in love with her cousin. It's all about their survival.

Replica by Lauren Oliver
I love Lauren Oliver's YA books, and this one doesn't disappoint. It's told in alternating perspectives that you can either read one at a time by flipping the book over or by alternating chapters. This is a genius idea!


  1. Ooh I just bought Replica at a library sale!! I do love some of Lauren Oliver's books (like Vanishing Girls was aamaaazing) so I definitely want to try it sometime. 😍

    1. You should definitely give it a go! I read one POV at a time, which was quite interesting. I think it would be fun to alternate each chapter though too. Would love to hear how you choose to read it!

  2. Replica is definitely unique! I liked the premise and the idea, though I did get a bit bored with reading it twice- but I love Lauren Oliver's writing so much! I have How I Live Now, and I am kiiiind of curious hahah. I think I might have Kiss of Fire on my Kindle too, I should give that one a go someday. Great list, thanks for sharing them!

    1. My sister (who doesn't read, like, ever) recommended Kiss of Fire to me. She was in a Mom Group with the writer's sister. I haven't finished the series, but the story line is very engaging!

  3. Great list! I need to check out Replica!

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