I Like Weird Books and I Cannot Lie

by Melleny T.

I can’t say that I’m a fan of needlessly long books, but I do gravitate toward the weird ones. By weird, I mean the books that stretch the common definitions of novel, plot, and even character, and showcase the author’s creativity and meticulous attention to detail.

If a book has a gimmick, I’ll probably read it. Sometimes I fall instantly in love, sometimes, it takes me a while to warm up, and yes, sometimes I just can’t stand it. But that doesn’t stop me from trying.

If you’re a fan of experimental formats, unreliable narrators, interconnected storylines, inventive language, non-linear narratives, twists that make you need to re-read the entire book, and plot elements that make you a bit concerned about the mental health of the author, you’re in luck!

While you can find weird books for any age group, I have found the teen collection to house a higher than average supply of weird. I’ve gathered nine of my favorites here. I can’t guarantee you’ll fall instantly in love with these books, but I’m pretty sure you’ll admit that they’re out of the ordinary.

What particular brand of weird do you enjoy? What are some unusual books that you’ve read and enjoyed? Share your comments below.

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2 responses to “I Like Weird Books and I Cannot Lie”

  1. Jennifer Keirans says:

    Did you read Night Film by Marisha Pessl? I personally thought it was all gimmick no substance, but a lot of people liked it.

  2. Melleny says:

    I haven’t, Jennifer, but I’ll definitely check it out. Like I said, I don’t necessarily like all the “weird” books I find, but it’s fun to see what the author does.

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