Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Unique Formatting Book Challenge: Book Ideas!


Don't forget to sign up for the Unique Formatting Book Challenge. You can read more about it here! You don't need to make a challenge post, though it's awesome if you did. You can just link up your actual blog. Signing up doesn't obligate you either - you may find you don't have time or have too many other challenges, etc. That's alright! However, to further entice some of you into doing this challenge with me, I thought I would try and share some possible book ideas with you all!

Level 26: Dark Origins by Anthony E. Zuiker is actually the first book in a series (there are three, I believe, and I've read and loved the first two). These are unique formatting in the sense that throughout the book it tells you to visit the website to see certain scenes acted out. This is professional quality videos, so worth checking, but you do not HAVE to watch them. The rest of the book is standard format, but I thought the video idea made it unique enough to include on here! These are all adult titles.

Young Man with Camera by Emil Sher is a young adult novel that includes actual photographs throughout. This is one that I really want to read!


Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen is a young adult novel told in complete verse. Another title that I have not read but am really curious about.

The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan is an adult novel told through definitions going from A - Z. I read this one a few years back, I believe, and really enjoyed it. It's a very unique way of telling a story but worth checking out!

Hung Up by Kristen Tracey is a YA book told entirely through dialogue, as the characters get to know each other over the phone. I was randomly sent this for review and ended up reading it because I knew it would be quick. I was really surprised how much I enjoyed this one!


Me Being Me is Exactly as Insane as You Being You by Todd Hasak-Lowy is a YA novel told entirely in lists. I have hard mixed things about this one, but as someone who really loves lists, I still want to give it a try!

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is the first in a YA trilogy where the author uses vintage photos throughout the book to represent the various peculiar children and other characters. I've read this one but need to read the last two!


The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston is a YA novel in the form of a scrapbook. The author actually uses vintage photos and other items to create this book. It's one I have read and really love - I thought the story was good and the scrapbook just adds a whole other layer!

I hope some of these books will stick out to you as something you might wish to read. If it's a book I said I have read already, feel free to ask me any questions about it and I'll do my best to answer them. If you have specific titles you would like to share, feel free to do so in the comments! I hope to do more of these posts to help you all find unique formatting books, so if you share something, I'll include it in the next post!

20 comments:

Liviania said...

That's a cool idea for a challenge!

Tracy Terry said...

Some interesting choices. I love the cover of The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt.

Erika Sorocco said...

I've been wanting to read The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt forever!!

xx

Kindlemom said...

Fun challenge, good luck with it!

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

I am curious about that book by David Leviathan. I really loved is YA series.

Grace @ RebelMommyBookBlog said...

Love these ideas!! Some are already I my TBR but stone are new. Thanks for sharing!

DMS said...

What a great idea for a challenge. So many different styles of books out there. Fascinating! :) ~
Jess

Cleo Bannister said...

I love the idea of these formats - a great idea for a challenge and you've chosen some appealing looking books to start everyone off.

Claudia Arroyo said...

The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt is one that caught my attention when I looked into this reading challenge last week :) I love scrapbooking; I have a serious obsession with paper. . .especially paper that is sewn together along the sides and imprinted with exquisite words <3

Karen Alderman said...

What a unique challenge! I've read quite a few this past year with email/letters/diary format.

Karen @For What It's Worth

The Bibliophile Babe said...

Skyscraping looks cool!

Gingi Freeman said...

Fun challenge.. I really need to do one one of these days, lol.. - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

Nicole Hewitt said...

These are all great suggestions. Thanks - I'm definitely planning on doing this challenge, but I haven't gotten my sign-up posts written yet. This will help!!

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Jennifer Humphries said...

Wow I love the whole idea of a book with break away videos! What a fabulous concept and a way to really bring a book to life! Thanks for sharing that one!

Alise said...

I enjoyed Illuminae simply for the unique formatting so I absolutely love this idea! I'm not a huge fan of novels in verse but this would let me give them another try!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

These all sound interesting, especially The Lover's Dictionary :)

Lexxie Lin said...

This is a great challenge, Lauren! And I have some books on my TBR shelf with different formatting, just not enough to actually participate, I don't think... I'll see if I change my mind.
Thanks for sharing some books that could count!
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Joann Downie said...

How unique, I love your ideas!! Definitely interested!!

Nikki Amy said...

Hung Up and Me Being Me is Exactly as Insane as You Being You sound really good! I might have to check those out. :-) I have read the first two books in the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children series and loved both the formatting and story! I can't wait to get my hands on the third.
-Amy
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Christine said...

I'm working on a GoodReads Shelf for this challenge as I work on my sign-up post. But a few I'd add to your list are The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen, Night Film by Marisha Pessl, Bats of the Republic by Zachary Thomas Dodson, and Wonderstruck, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, & The Marvels by Brian Selznick