I honestly could have written three different TTT on the unique sounding books I have on my TBR. I was able to narrow it down, trying to get an array of books and genres.
Hope this helps with finding unique books to add to your TBR list.
1 American Gods – Neil Gaiman
If anyone has seen the opening credits for the new American Gods show on Starz, you know that uniqueness is just dripping off this story. The novel is about the old gods at war with the new gods, like technology, lust, celebrity, etc.
I could use an epic gods vs gods battle in my life.
2 American War – Omar El Akkad
This book is based in a future where a second American civil war breaks out in 2074. I want to check this book out, not only for the singular premise, but because with the political climate in America, it doesn’t seem too far-fetched.
3 The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
Atwood usually has interesting idea in her novels, and that doesn’t change with The Blind Assassin. The novel starts off with the death of the protagonist’s sister, and then switches gears and becomes a novel-in-a-novel, a sci-fi story.
4 Borne – Jeff VanderMeer
I know this is probably just another post-apocalyptic novel, but it has a green blob that turns into a bear-like creature THAT CAN FLY (!?!), and the protagonist is afraid her boyfriend is going to kill the blob bear to create drugs.
Uhhhh, what hell did I just read? I think I need to check this out.
5 Dune – Frank Herbert
A Sci-Fi classic, and with talks of a movie remake coming out in a year or two, I decided I needed to finally read this book in the near future.
6 The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August – Claire North
Harry keeps living the same life over, and after dying a dozen times it looks like nothing will ever change. Until the end of his 11th life, when a young girl brings him a message.
I was very intrigued when I heard the synopsis, and still itching to figure out what finally breaks the cycle.
7 Jane Steele – Lyndsay Faye
Jane Eyre meets Dexter. Yes, Please! I finally got the paperback, so Jane Steele is a top priority for May.
8 Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
You can’t have a list of unique books without Murakami popping up. I picked this one because cats talk, and I really hope this is a crossover with The Master and Margarita and Behemoth shows up.
9 The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula K. Le Guin
A lone human emissary goes to an unknown alien planet, Winter, where the species has the ability to change gender. This book is on the top of my TBR, as I need to read a book from the queen of Sci-fi.
10 Unwind – Neal Shusterman
Not only unique, but highly controversial. Another book that features a second American Civil War, one sparked by reproductive rights. The result is parents having the ability to ‘unwind’ their child between the ages of 13-18, and having their organs donated to other people, so ‘life’ still continues.
Whoa, that’s dark. I’m also intrigued because this is a YA book and I’m wondering how this sensitive subject matter is handled.
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