Top Ten Tuesday (64)

April 8, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 15

Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday is  a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top ten Tuesday

This week’s topic was hard for me. I normally read within the same genres so nothing really stands out as unique anymore. I’ve chosen books that while may not be unique to you, really stood out to me because I haven’t seen it done before/frequently or I just am not well read in that particular genre so they are entirely unique to my reading tastes. Anyway… enough of that explanation haha, onto the books!

Another Little Piece  Dark Lover  Shadow and Bone  Dark Places  Crewel by Gennifer Albin
1. Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
*This is the first book that popped into my mind when I thought of unique. It horrified me, shocked me and was so different from anything I have ever read!
2. Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
*I am not well read in the adult paranormal romance genre but for me Dark Lover (and the series!) is unique to anything I’ve read. The take on vampires, the lessers, it’s all different and awesome!
3. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
*I am not an epic fantasy reader either, so this was just SO different from my usual reads. The world, the magic… amazing!
4. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
*I think that if I cannot guess the mystery by the end of the book, you have made it unique!
5. Crewel by Gennifer Albin
*The world building was so interesting, intricate and different!

The Beautiful and the Cursed  The Opportunist  Pawn  My Life After Now
6. The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan
*Gargoyles?! I have never, ever read about them before this book!
7. The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher
*Totally different from the New Adult I have read, AMAZING read. 
8. Pawn by Aimee Carter
*For me, this was one of the best dystopian novels I have read in a while. I am really sick of that trend, but Pawn was refreshing and unique to me. 
9. My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi
*Jessica Verdi tackled a tough topic, a young girl who gets HIV. I have never seen this touched on before in YA so it was a beautiful, beautiful read. 

And I could only come up with nine! What are your unique picks? Link up! I’m always dying to read more unique books!!!


15 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday (64)”

    • Lauren

      I hope you like it too Leigh 🙂 It’s really wonderful! I might reread it soon though because it’s been over a year and I need to read the sequel!!

  1. Rebecca @ The Library Canary

    I need to read Another Little Piece. I’ve seen it on two lists now and I love a unique book. Also, I still need to read Shadow and Bone. Fail. I actually have Siege and Storm now too, but I’m debating about just waiting until Ruin and Rising comes out so I can just binge read the whole series.
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    • Lauren

      Oh Rebecca… you really, really need to. I think maybe you should wait till Ruin and Rising although I haven’t read Storm and siege yet but the wait between S&B and S&S isn’t killing me (obviously but I do know that I have it on my shelf to read whenever haha). I can’t wait till you read it though 😀

    • Lauren

      ITS SO GOOD! Omg, I hope you get to read it soon! It’s seriously one of the best books I have read in the past year I’d say.

      The Beautiful and the Cursed is also amazing. It’s historical fiction set in paris and such a wonderful setting, and very unique!!

    • Lauren

      Oh, Brittany I hope you read it soon! it’s SOOO strange, but it’s really messed up so prepare yourself haha.

      YES! I love seeing Shadow and Bone on so many lists 🙂

    • Lauren

      Oh, yes Shadow and Bone is definitely epic 🙂

      I haven’t read Altered yet though… I need to get on that! Have you read it?

  2. Kayla @ The Thousand Lives

    My Life After Now made my jaw drop just reading your description – I’ve never heard of a book that gutsy before. I know I’d be scared stupid trying to write something like that. Definitely going to check it out, just because the author must have been pretty bold!

    And I’ve seen Crewel on a few lists today; I’ve owned it for a few months now, but if it’s THAT fantastic then I think I’m going to bump it up on my next few reads 😀
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    • Lauren

      OH Kayla, you really should give My Life After Now a shot! it’s a very emotional but beautiful read! Jessica Verdi tackles a lot of tough topics that I don’t see touched on… her new release is called The Summer I Wasn’t Me and is really unique as well. It’s a LGBT book and it’s also really good!

      OH, I hope you try Crewel soon! It’s such a great book! I still haven’t read Altered but I can attest to the first one being awesome 🙂

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