Friday Fives | Most Creative Books I’ve Read

Posted November 19, 2021 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in friday fives / 0 Comments

As per usual, I started Friday Fives back when I started up the blog again and wanted to make sure I kept at least one regular post a week. This was, of course, before I knew there were others out there. But I decided to keep it, especially since I have the whole year planned out. In December, I decided to change it to Friday Fives instead to have more room for topics. If anyone wants to join me, the list for future topics can be found here.

Today’s topic are about the most creative books I’ve read. By creative, I mean how was this narrative formed and/or what did the author do with the text/image.

This is one of those books were you definitely need to see it to explain how JSF works with the text and how he frames it all.

I’m not even sure how to explain. It all starts with an orange and ends with stand still traffic on a L.A. highway. All the characters are interconnected and it kind of makes sense by the end….just read it, if you’re looking for something weird.

Poetry is already in a creative format, but how Yasmin forms her poems are just spectacular. She uses documents, images, and other resources to write poetry around. There are even times where you have to turn the book to read it.

An account of what happened on Kent State’s campus that ended with 4 students are killed. Told though different points of view and in a conversation where the reader is part of the conversation, breaking the 4th wall.

I just love that the interview transcripts along with other items form Pip’s investigation were added in, so the reader was included. This is not the only book that does this, and I’ve seen a couple of others who’ve done this well.

Happy Reading Darlings

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