Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Unique Books I've Read 

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Jeni's Picks 
1. The Host by Stephenie Meyer: This was the first book I had ever read that had Aliens. I find this one of those books that either people love or hate. It took me awhile to get into but I ended up really liking. I actually liked it better than her Twilight books. 

2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner: I actually met the author before I read his books. I took my niece to a local author book signing at a Barnes and Noble by our house and she convinced me to read his Maze Runners series. My niece was so embarrassing because when we met him she told him she hated his 13th Reality series but than she gushed about how much she loved his Maze Runner book. He was so sweet about it and said he was glad she at least liked one of his books.  I have to say the Grievers creeped me out. I can't wait for the movie to come out. It looks awesome. 

3. The White Cat by Holly Black: I really liked the first book in this series. It was such an interesting concept. It would've been great if the next books in the series would've been as good. 

4. Flecks of Gold by Alicia Buck: This is a book I picked up at the same author event I met James Dashner at.  It was unique and surprisingly good. I hope one day the author comes out with a new book. 

5. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher: This book was so weird. I had the hardest time wanting to finish it. Seriously weirdest book I've ever read.

Emily's Picks

1. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. This book was strange, I wasn't a huge fan, but it fits the bill for a unique read. 

2. Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay. This was an interesting book.  I wasn't sure if I was going to like it.  And I was surprised that I did.  It's about Romeo and Juliet, and how they become immortal, because of Romeo traded their love for everlasting life, only there is a twist. It could have been a little more entertaining, but it was a unique twist on the story we grew up knowing.

3. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks.  I like fairy tale re-tellings, I don't normally like mermaid tales, however.  this one, though, hooked me line and sinker. 

4. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. If you haven't read this book, you should.

5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.  You have to give it to Ms. Clare, she really does know how to write a novel.  I loved the first four books in this series.  I however, have chosen not to continue.  I was happy how the fourth book ended, I can'r imagine how she would continue the story, and seven books?  Come on. 

1 comment:

  1. Great list :) I have only read The Host out of the ones you mentioned, but I quite enjoyed that one. Most of the others are on my TBR list and I'm excited to read them. My TTT.