Let’s try getting back in the swing of posting again, shall we? Thanks to those who have stuck around through the ups and downs of my posting frequency 😉
I’m actually really excited to see everyone’s post for today’s topic, because it’s been a bit of a hard one for me to mull over and I’m keen to see what other people find unique about certain books.
1. The Illuminae Files – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
I know I go on about these a lot, but their unique format was originally what put me off picking up this series despite constantly seeing it on people’s blogs or bookstagram feeds. Believe me when I say that if I can wrap my head around the format of the book, so can you, and it’s well worth the ride!
2. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
I am desperately trying to put my finger on WHY this book stood out to me as one-of-a-kind, and it might be genuinely impossible for me to figure out. What I do know if that when I closed the cover on the last chapter, I felt like it was the kind of book you don’t get to experience every day, and that the story within was at once universal and wholly individual. I’d recommend reading it, you might disagree with me on it’s uniqueness but I think you’ll find something you like about it anyway.
3. The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo
It took me a little bit to get in to the rhythm of this book, as it’s written entirely in poems by the main character, but still threads a full chronological narrative together. As it progressed though, I fell in love with the writing and the format, and I’m still impressed by Acevedo’s unique ability to write a book of poems that left no gaps in story or characterisation.
Leave a comment and let me know what some of the most unique books you’ve read are and why – I can’t wait to have a look at some of them!
Until next week,