107. 6 Books With the Most Unusual Plot-lines and Characters

So, it has been a while since I’ve done a Recommendation List, (this isn’t my summer reading recommendation list though, that one is still in the works).

I love curating these lists, mainly because if you’re confused on what to read you have a group of few options to choose from and can go from there.

As I know how incredibly overwhelming it is to stand in a bookshop and hoping some book will cross your way (as if miracles work that way!)

Right, with that said. Below are some titles that have very unusual plots and characters that you normally don’t come across. They aren’t you’re typical Chick Lits, thrillers, murder mystery, or heart wrenching tragedies.

They’re just pretty not normal stories and if you click on their names you can read my full review for the books that are live.

And here they are:

  1. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng:

First up is a book I read last year that I still I think about off and on. The story begins after the Richardson’s house is burned down in the safe and rule abiding community of Shaker heights.

There is so much complexity in this story, so much drama, rebellion, suspense and mystery. You feel drawn to the two outcast characters like the rest of the town is and after you’re reading, you can only see little fires everywhere and in everyone!

  1. Less by Andrew Sean Greer (review not published yet):

This has to be my most unbelievable read of the year. It is about a gay author who accepts all the invitation for work to escape his ex lover’s marriage.

So like any normal heartbroken person(hahaha as if!) he travels around the world to Italy, Germany, France, Morocco, India and Japan( turning 50 during this trip) and comes back to the house with a hell of an experience.

The story may seem simple but trust me it isn’t, the writing is so fast paced, witty, and hilarious I just was head over heels in love.

I can’t get that character out of my mind! he was so aloof, awkward and oblivious to what he has over what he didn’t.

  1. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Alright, if you’re in for a sad read that’ll break your heart but glue it up in the end, then pick this!

The story deals with trauma, depression and a lot more, but it also provides a beacon of light in the form of people we never knew could be of help.

I strongly believe everyone should read this book, because there are tons of Eleanors out there who’re waiting for someone to help them and push them one step forward towards sunshine and warm green grass.

  1. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman:

Tell us Sarah, do you get a special commission for recommending this book? Nope. Would you like too? Yup. And will you? Nope. So I guess you should start recommending something else? Absolutely NOPE!

If you’re still under a rock and have never read a single recommendation list I have published, please do yourself a favor and get this book.

Thank me later when your life is complete after wanting to hug this old man called Ove who hates millennials but all the millennials want to befriend!

  1. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters:

How would I describe this book? Old Hollywood meets present day Hollywood, with sunny Italian escapes, scandalous affairs and life coming full circle in the end.

A unique fictional book that’ll make you wish it was a reality!

  1. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan:

If you belong to anywhere in Asia trust me you’ll relate to this book despite how obnoxious and over-the-top rich these people are!

Ain’t no amount of money that can make old habits die.

This will have you chuckling for days, I kid you not!

And that is it, let me know if you like any of these books.

P.S. if you’ve ever read a book with an unusual story, tell me the name so that I can check it out too!

Till next time,


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