Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday --- My Top Seven Most Unique Books I've Read

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My Top Seven Most Unique Books Are As Follows:

1. The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs, and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries by Marilyn Johnson ~ 

I never thought reading about obituaries could be such an engrossing topic!! But Marilyn Johnson made it a topic worth reading about.

2. Bizarre Books: A Compendium of Classic Oddities by Russell Ash ~ 

The back cover of this nonfiction book states:

"The most hilarious, off-the-wall collection of the wildest, weirdest real book titles, subtitles, and author names ever complied!"

These book titles will having you laughing outloud!

3. Disgusting Things: A Miscellany by Don Voorhees ~ 

Sure there are some pretty disgusting things I read in this book... For instance, certain foods (i.e. Frog Juice--- A hot beverage nicknamed "Peruvian Viagra" and made from whole frogs, aloe vera, honey, maca & white-bean broth blended together in a blender. Plus many other foods like balut.), various bugs and creepy crawlies, and germs were all disgusting things to read about in this book.

However, there were tons of other interesting facts in this book that weren't disgusting at all, but rather intriguing to learn. Like how much urine can your bladder hold, that coconut milk can be used for blood plasma, and other interesting facts about the body.

4. The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten: 100 Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher by Julian Baggini ~ 

Yes, this book contains 100 Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher, but only 3 pages are devoted to each of the 100 experiments. One is given a basic overview/synopsis of each experiment to ponder, but I would have enjoyed this book quite a bit more if the author had chosen 25 experiments (verses 100 experiments) to focus on in more detail rather than skim the surface of 100 experiments. 

5. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein ~ 

I loved this novel from start to finish and loved that it was told from the point of view of a dog!

6. The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler ~ 

Woman power at its finest!

7. The Master & Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov ~ The most bizarre book I've ever read in my life. Satire at it's finest. A walking, talking cigar smoking black cat makes an appearance and so much more.

Which books are your most unique reads?


  1. Nice picks! All totally new to me ones too!

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  2. I also loved The Art of Racing in the Rain! I think it meant so much more to me when it was told from the perspective of a dog. Nice picks!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

  3. Those sound so interesting! I definitely have to read the Bulgakov book!

  4. Great list! I haven't heard of most of these, but based upon the descriptions I can see why they were unique. I did love the Art of Racing in the Rain. Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

  5. These all look very interesting! Disgusting Things does sound both disgusting and fascinating at the same time lol. And Bizarre Books sounds like it would be a riot to page through... I can only imagine some of the bizarre books!

  6. The Art of Racing in the Rain is such a fantastic book and definitely unique. Wish I had thought to include that one on my list :)

  7. Wow! They definitely sound unique! And all new to me. Thanks for sharing ��

  8. I've heard so much about The Vagina Monologues but still haven't got round to reading it! I must get in tune with that girl power!


  9. The Vagina Monologues is fun to read and see.
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  10. Wow, what a great list! The only one of these that I've read is The Vagina Monologues, so I'll definitely have to look into more of these. Great picks! :)

  11. I will have to check into The Dead Beat and Bizarre Books!

  12. These definitely sound like unique books! I found I could come up with a lot of nonfiction that was unique, and it was harder with fiction.

  13. Bizarre Books sounds hilarious!!!

  14. Some of these sound fantastic! :-)

  15. These are all new to me :) Great list!

  16. I've heard of a couple of these books, but I haven't read any of them yet. I think it's time to change that!

  17. Hi! Disgusting Things sounds gross and captivating at the same time! :)
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  18. I have never heard of any of those books! 😂 I'll take your word that they are all awesome :)

  19. I haven't heard of any of these books but they definitely sound unique! Hope have a wonderful reading month!

    Elena @ Book Lady's Reviews

  20. These all certainly sound unique! Great post :)