Monday, December 12, 2016

#AMonthofFaves2016: The Most Unique, Weird or Most Memorable Book(s) Read This Year

The Most Unique, Weird or Most Memorable Book(s) Read This Year – not necessarily your favorite book because it could be memorable for how bad or how much you liked or disliked the characters.

I'm here! I'm back in the game! Last week was a whoooole bunch of grading, but aside from one class, I've officially closed out the fall semester, so I'm back to blogging. I love today's prompt, so let's dive right in...


Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero for its fierce, relatable, quirky main character (and the secondary characters, too).

Toil and Trouble by Mairghread Scott and Kelly and Nichole Matthews for it's unique take on Hamlet and three badass witches. 

Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron for it's heart-rending plot.

The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig for sexy times in a boat.

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer for surprising me with more heft than I expected.

Not Great-Memorable

Your Kid's a Brat and It's All Your Fault by Elaine Glickman, and as the title might suggest this one tried humor but landed in more sensational territory.

Ikebana by Yumi Sakugawa was beautifully drawn but ultimately totally confusing.

American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis had great promise but fell flat. 

Do tell! Can't wait to see what you all came up with. Don't forget to check out and, too! 


  1. American Housewife was serioulsy over hyped in my book. I got it from the library and set out to read it that day and iwas all like ooookkkkk werid as fuck. I thought I was a loser who didnt "get" it. Heh

  2. With you on American Housewife...what a disappointment.

  3. Hooray for (almost) being done with your semester!

    I still have to read Belzhar. Sigh...just another book on my gigantic list!

  4. Ooh thanks for the reminder about Gabi, I immediately went to check if my library has it and just borrowed the ebook!

  5. I felt the same way about American Housewife :(

  6. Hooray for Gabi!!! So glad you enjoyed that book as much as I did :-D

  7. One of my most memorable was Butter by Elaine Khosrova because I was completely unprepared to learn so much when I picked this one up.


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