So I've gotten pretty bored with my top ten posts lately, as my favourites are usually my favourites for a lot of reasons and therefore there's like 20 books in my rotation that inevitably return every other week or so for my TTT lists. So I've decided to go a new route (although some of my all time favourites STILL show up) and not have any repeats for like...a month? And try to have at least 1/4 of the books be outside of YA. That seems reasonable right? In any case, this list is devoted to unreliable narrators!
1. Vida Winters (The Thirteenth Tale)
Guys. The twists in this book...you'll never see them coming. Vida Winters is the queen of unreliable narrators. You won't know what's hit you.
2. Mara Dyer (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer)
Holy shit guys. Want to see a post of me freaking out about a book? The Mara Dyer series is intense. I mean Mara is so unreliable that she was starting to make me feel like I was going crazy!
3. Esme Lennox (The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox)
So I can't really say anything about Esme without fear of spoilers, but since I want you to read this...interested in feminism? In the difference in how we were treated now compared to the early 20th century? Like suspense and intrigue? Check out this book.
4. Narrator (Fight Club)
Ok I imagine most of you have read or seen this and know why it makes the list. But for the few of you out there who haven't...I won't say anything. Man this list makes it awfully hard to say anything!
5. Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel (Life of Pi)
Spoilers? I loved the ambiguity of the ending to this (that's not spoilers is it? I figured I'd put a warning anyway just in case?)
6. Gen (The Thief)
Guys. Please tell me you have all read this.
7. Iris (The Blind Assassin)
Margaret Atwood should be made immortal so we can get more books like this and The Handmaid's Tale.
8. Adam Farmer (I Am the Cheese)
This is totally old school now, and I bet a lot of the younger readers haven't read this. (Is that a wrong assumption?) I haven't seen it in standard school circulation...well ever. I think I read this on my own now that I think of it haha! It's been well over a decade since I read it, but as the summary states - if you liked The Giver or Feed, you should give this book a shot.
9. Eve (Conjured)
God I didn't even have a clue. And the prose in here is so beautiful (you know what a sucker I am for that). I definitely want to buy my own copy of this!
10. Antoinette Cosway/Bertha (Wide Sargasso Sea)
Ever wondered what Rochester's wife's story was? Well, here you go. A classic in its won right, it's a great reimagining of her story. Warning though, if you're a big Rochester fan, this is probably not the book for you.
And that's it for this week's TTT! Any unreliable narrators I missed? I've discovered I love that in books when it's well done, so shoot me recommendations while you're leaving me a link to your TTT!