Top Ten Most Unique / Unusual Books I’ve Read

Posted April 8, 2014 by Brin in Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 4 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten (Err, Eleven!) Most Unique Books I’ve Read

I know the whole point of this meme is picking top ten books, but I couldn’t narrow it down from eleven choices so I’ve decided to run with it – rules be damned! 😉 I love all of these books from varying different reasons and it was impossible trying to discard one of them so today there is a bonus choice.

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1. Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz

“If this were a fairy tale, this would be the part where the fishboy appears and Diana shoots him through the heart. Because he is a tragic hero, he’s our fucking Gatsby, and he lived for his fish and he has to die for his fish.”

2. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

“When a monster stopped behaving like a monster, did it stop being a monster? Did it become something else?”

3. Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

“So…why is your brother mean to girls?”
“Because,” said Michael from the doorway, “I have three younger brothers who think it’s hilarious to parade jailbait through here on a daily basis.”

4. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

“Wanderlust is like itchy feet. It’s when you can’t settle down. But Wanderlove is much deeper than that . . . it’s a compulsion. It’s the difference between lust and love.”

5. Hushed by Kelley York

“Everyone’s had shit in their lives. Some people have it worse than others. But no one can turn you into a bad person, just like no one can turn you into a good one. We’re all dealt our hands in life, and how we choose to react is entirely up to us. That’s free will.”

6. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

“It’s funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that’s why humans find it so hard getting over love affairs. It’s not the pain they’re getting over, it’s the love.”

7. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

“Another secret of the universe: Sometimes pain was like a storm that came out of nowhere. The clearest summer could end in a downpour. Could end in lightning and thunder.”

8. If I Stay by Gayle Forman

“And that’s just it, isn’t it? That’s how we manage to survive the loss. Because love, it never dies, it never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it.”

9. Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

“For the first time in maybe my whole life, I feel dangerous and magical, like a dragon or a mermaid. A fury, standing there with my half-gone grape slush and my jaw clenched, ready for whatever comes next.”

10. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

“I guess love’s kind of like a marshmallow in a microwave on high. After it explodes it’s still a marshmallow. but, you know, now it’s a complicated marshmallow.”

11. Warchild by Karin Lowachee

“Daddy would call you his brave soldier boy, and you would believe it. When they lifted you out of that hiding place and smiled at you so proud, you didn’t feel like an eight-year-old at all.”

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