Top Ten Tuesday: the most unique books on my TBR


So, we’re back to doing the real Top Ten Tuesday posts this week! This week’s theme was “unique books” and there were a few variations you could have done for this post, but I went for something simple.

These are the top ten books on my TBR that I think sound the most unique… in no particular order!


The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks – this is the late Banks’ first published novel and I’ve heard so many good things about it. My mum & sister are huge fans of Banks, so I have to get round to reading some of his stuff soon! This is said to be grotesque, compelling and filled with dark humour.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey – I’ve watched the movie adaptation of this, which I love, so I know what the movie is about, but I can’t wait to read it. It’s certainly a unique film, so it will be a unique read too!

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess – of course this is going to make my list! This is an extremely unique and different kind of story,with it’s own language and everything!

Thinner by Richard Bachman (aka Stephen King) – this is another book where I have watched the film, plus, I know what it’s about, and a curse that makes a man lose an excessive amount of weight is certainly unique!

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde – I can’t believe I still haven’t read this book, but I know there is nothing else on the market quite like it!


You Don’t Know Me by Imran Mahmood – I’ve received an ARC copy of this book from Netgalley and I can’t wait to read it! It sounds like it’s going to be about a character trying to prove his innocence to us, like us as readers, are the jury.

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt – another ARC on the list, this book sounds amazing and I’m really looking forward to getting round to reading it! A fiction book about a non-fiction person is always fun.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline –  I can’t believe I still haven’t read this book, same as with the Wilde book, but I can’t wait. So many people note this as a really unique and terrific Sci-fi read.

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski – this is unique because of the way it’s set out. Said to be a bit confusing and hard to get through, but I’m still very excited about reading it!

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk – another book on the list where I loved the movie, but have never got round to reading the book! The characters in this story are so unique, you won’t find any others like them.

Those are my top ten picks for this week! Do you agree with any of my choices this week?

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12 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday: the most unique books on my TBR”

  1. Dorian Grey is on my TBR list too, and has been forever. I even bought a copy last year, and I need to get on that as I love Oscar Wilde. I can’t believe I haven’t read it. Ready Player One is fantastic, especially if you love the 1980s (which I do) or video games (which I don’t, but that did not hamper my love of the book, it’s a great story). Great list! My TTT.

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  2. I have Thinner, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Ready Player One on my TBR too! Thinner sounds really creepy and I haven’t watched the movie, but I hope it’ll be good.
    I tried reading Fight Club two years ago but put it down. The book becomes a bit hard to read halfway through because it’s deeper and more intense than the movie. I hope you will enjoy it though!

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  3. A wonderful list! I really loved The Picture of Dorian Gray and Ready Player One!

    Clockwork Orange is…a book that was really interesting and asks some interesting questions, but I probably wouldn’t read it twice. Still, you should definitely give it a go!

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