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I can already tell this post is going to take me a while. I mean, I’ve read a lot of books over the years. And some of them are really unique, so I enlisted the help of Goodreads to remember all the awesome. I’ve come up with a list of books that were really unique.
1) The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
I first read this book in year 5. I think. Anyway, it’s MG and it’s about philosophy, goldfish, playing cards, sticky buns, magnifiying glasses and dwarves. SO DIFFERENT AND AWESOME. Read it.
2) Splintered by A G Howard
There are things wrong with this book, but that doesn’t stop it from being absolutely incredible in terms of world-building and imagination. Rivals Tim Burton in creepiness.
3) Bird by Crystal Chan
I was in no way disappointed by this book when I read it this year. So completely beautiful and unique.
4) Jamintha by Jennifer Wilde
Filed under “books nobody has ever heard of.” I don’t even remember where I got it from, but I remember that it’s really creepy, the plot twists are AMAZING, and it’s stayed with me for years. I still own it so I might reread it soon.
5) Butter by Erin Lange
Okay, so I haven’t actually read this. But the premise is SO different!
6) His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
The world created in these books is on the same scale as Harry Potter, and I don’t say that lightly. It really is a masterpiece.
7) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I mean, how do you even classify this book? It’s such a different take on World War II, and I love it to pieces.
8) The Fire Within by Chris D’Lacey
Yeah, so, the last few books in this series were awful, but they’re still really unique. Clay dragons? That’s cool, okay?
9) Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
I mean, it’s not like I can have Splintered on here and leave out Alice in Wonderland. That would be blasphemy.
10) Holes by Louis Sachar
Another awesome MG. How did Louis Sachar even come up with this? It’s awesome! I also read this one in year 5 – we took turns reading it aloud, which I loved, and now it sits proudly on my bookshelf.
Do you share any with me? Any other books I should check out because HOW HAVE I NOT READ THEM BEFORE? Let me know in comments and link me to your TTT! Because I definitely need more books on my TBR. Okay, no, I don’t need them, but I’m always looking for great recs!