Top Ten Tuesday this week is about
❄ The most unique books I have read ❄
1. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. This book has one of the most unique stories that I've read. It has everything in it from incest to butterflies, and it makes your head swirl after finishing. You just need to read One Hundred Years of Solitude to get what I mean. It's pretty special plot-wise.
2. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. The language, the nameless narrator, the commentary on materialism and individualism, the twists! Fight Club is one of those books that I'm afraid to review because I feel like I'm not doing them any justice.
3. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. The most special characters I've ever read about are in A Game of Thrones. First Martin makes you hate them, but slowly unravels something about them that makes those characters to become your favourite ones. True story.
4. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I was so impressed by the chimera/demon and angel setting, and how good and bad can be subtly intermingled. I remember I kept going over the whole concept for days after finishing the book - everything was so different about the chimeras compared to what I had encountered before.
5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. (Top Ten Tuesday isn't Top Ten Tuesday for me if I don't add either TFIOS or John Green!) I often get teary while reading a touching novel, but I don't think I have ever cried so much as I have with TFIOS. And that's why I have listed The Fault in Our Stars - so heart breaking that I'm still afraid to pick it up and read it.
6. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Death as a narrator? So awesome! I loved how Death came across as a person, not as an almighty higher power god - Death felt longing and sadness.
7. Unwind by Neal Shusterman. This book has one of the most twisted societies that I can recall reading about. So horrible. And so awesome.
8. 1984 by George Orwell. WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.
9. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. By far, the most unique portrayal of women. And not for the sole reason them being handmaids.
10. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I'm going to add this right here, because it is the very first dystopian novel that I ever read. Since then, I have read many interesting dystopian books, but the world of The Hunger Games still keeps me intrigued and thirsty to know more.
I see that my list this week is rather fantasy/dystopia orientated! Well, those are two of my favourite genres, so who could blame me? Do you see these novels as unique as I do? What did you have on your lists this week?