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10 Most Unique Books I’ve Read 

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

I’d like to believe each book is unique in some way, but the truth is there are books that stand out of the crowd/bookshelf for all the right reasons. Here I’ll list the ones that I found excellent in their stories, characters, and writing style.

1. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
– it is the setting, the characters and the way this story is told. It left an impression on me that’s for sure.
2. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
– this is a brilliant book. If you haven’t read it yet you must do it ASAP. Each character has its own voice.
3. Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn
– ancient Japan, magic, and clan rivalries… what’s not to like here?
4. LOTR by J.R.R. Tolkien
– a masterpiece in so many ways. Unique with characters, languages, and history. Middle Earth is nothing like anything seen before in literature.

5. The Long Walk by Stephen King
– this story is brutal and the writing does nothing to spare us the details.
6. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
– I love the humour and the characters. This book is such a riot.
7. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
– this book offers a unique look into a mind of a young boy being groomed for a commander in a futuristic army. The movie is an utter failure in capturing the essence of the book.

 

8. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
– this book is pure fantasy and imagination. I really fell into its world every time I read it.
9. Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
– this is a book that tugs at your heartstrings and tells a story from an unusual viewpoint. I liked the movie version, too.
10. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
– another book that will break your heart but it is worth a read.

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