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This week’s topic is Top Ten Most Unique Books I Have Read. Now, some of these are unique only because they were the first of their kind that I read… and then the market got saturated with similar books. Others are unique for specific reasons, and still others have remained unique since I read them. As always, in no particular order…
Dreadnought by April Daniels
Why it is unique: This book features a transgender superhero. Not only is it the first book I have read with a transgender main character, but it is also the first superhero book I have read. I really liked this book, but I do want to warn my readers that this book may be triggering, as the main character does encounter a lot of transphobia.
Broken Dolls by Tyrolin Puxty
Why it is unique: Sentient dolls. I can’t say much more than that without giving away the entire plot line. If you have any sort of doll phobia, maybe skip this one — it is a little creepy at times.
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Why it is unique: This book deals with what happens to children who come back from fairy worlds. The best thing about this book, and what makes it unique is that the main character is asexual.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Why it is unique: This book is the first one I ever read that talked about video games in a non-derogatory way. Most of the time, video games are viewed as a waste of time, and the people who play them are losers. As someone who uses video games as a coping mechanism, this distresses me a lot.
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Why it is unique: The magic system! Using metals and ingesting them to “burn” for different effects… I love it. I really need to re-read this book soon, and finish out the series.
Lost Gods by Brom
Why it is unique: Lost Gods combines a lot of different belief systems in one great underworld romp. I really liked that there were so many different religions represented.
Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace
Why it is unique: Imagine your new job involves catering for the supernatural. That is what Envy of Angels is about. This irreverent novella, and the follow ups, are some of my favorites.
Written in Red by Anne Bishop
Why it is unique: Written in Red provides a fresh take on the shapeshifter genre.
Spellwright by Blake Charlton
Why it is unique: Another nod to a unique magic system. This time, spells are prepared and written in the muscles and then cast into the world. And our main character is dyslexic.
The Martian by Andy Weir
Why it is unique: Books about isolation aren’t new, but this is the first one I loved. I loved how intense the main character’s isolation is, and that it isn’t too far into the fiction part of science fiction.
What unique books have you read? Do you agree or disagree with anything on my list? Link me up to your TTT or comment below!
Stay bookish, lovelies!