Since the realities of life can be a little heavy at times, I tend to find myself more often than not reading some strange, absurd work of fiction for a nice escape. For example, I just finished reading a debut novel written by Darynda Jones called First Grave on the Right which can be best described as Stephanie Plum meets Grim Reaper. Overall, it was a very odd story that I highly enjoyed but it left me puzzling over how I would categorize it. You must remember that humans have a driving need to put their world in order… librarians especially. But books similar to this one that don’t fit nicely into one particular genre freak me out. Therefore, I group them all into a made-up group I collectively call Quirky Reads to keep calm. So check out my top 5 quirky reads and click on the links to place a reserve on a title. If you think my choices are not the best, I’ll forgive you… but please add your favorite quirky reads to my list so I can maybe find something new to read.
1. A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore (basically anything by him fits)
2. Monster by A. Lee Martinez
3. Gone With the Windsors by Laurie Graham
4. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
5. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde