April 8, 2014

Top Ten Most Unique Books I've Read

Top Ten Most Unique Books I've Read

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick 
I loved that the writing style incorporated footnotes, poetry, and letters from the future. 

Crossing Stones by Helen Frost
This novel in verse told a great story from multiple perspectives while using varied poetic structures. Even the shape of the poems added to the story. 

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 
A story narrated by Death? Definitely unique! 

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
This graphic novel told 3 different stories but wove them together in the end. 

The Arrival by Shaun Tan
This is a wordless graphic novel, with only images conveying the immigrant experience. 

The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
A story told entirely in dictionary-style entries may sound strange, but it is beautifully written.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The author crafted a story based on some strange and interesting black and white photographs he had collected.

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories (Volumes 1, 2, and 3) by hitRECord and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
An online community of collaborators told stories by connecting words with artwork. 

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosch
Stories and MS Paint-style artwork (based off the author's popular blog) that will make you laugh AND cry.

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
The book is narrated by a dog. It sounds weird, but it totally works for the story!


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