Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books with Unreliable Narrators

Each week, The Broke and The Bookish holds Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly book-blogging meme. Usually, there is an overall theme (favorite beach reads or books you’ll never read, for instance) and a linky full of people who are writing posts about that theme. This week, though, we’re on a choose-your-own-adventure freebie.

I missed Top Ten Tuesdays in April because I was so busy with the A to Z Challenge, so what I decided to do is pick up one of the Tuesday themes that I missed–mostly because I really wanted to post my top ten books with unreliable as narrators and didn’t get to. There’s something I really enjoy about an unreliable narrator, something both terrible and wonderful in the shakiness they introduce to the line between fact and fiction, story and chaos.




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    1. I suppose I can understand that. I think with a lot of these, you know early-on that they’re unreliable. That makes them way more fun to me—the whole book is unpredictable.


  1. The unreliable narrator is one of the most fascinatint kinds of narrator exisitng.
    Great choices 🙂

    I’ve never read the Princess Bride, but I watched the films and loved it. I have to find the book!

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    1. Thanks!

      And you definitely should! It’s one of my favorite books, and I have a hard time deciding whether I like the book or film better because they’re both so good.

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    1. I should probably not have approved your comment, but since I can tag @parttimemonster on a thread, and have something to say about these book picks, hey! Why not?

      Anything that allows Lancelot, HuckleBerry Finn, and Fight Club to be juxtaposed because they have something in common must be a pretty good thing, right?

      This is a sweet list of books. None of the books on this list will disappoint a reasonable reader.

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      1. Yeah, I have to say that some of my absolute favorite books are on this list.

        One of the things I enjoy about TTT is that it encourages juxtaposing lots of different texts that you might not normally see commonalities between.


    2. Thanks! I like the challenge that unreliable narrators represent.

      Let’s see—there’s Lolita of course, and Life of Pi. American Psycho also has a really unreliable narrator, but I had a difficult time getting to the end of that one.


      1. LOL. Just scanning this thread. It is also one of my favorite posts. It might be pinned to the top of my Twitter account just now, is how much I love it. Your Wordless Wednesday is in, but the whole rest of the internet was very busy, so I only loaded one.

        I’ll get caught up here in a little while.

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        1. 🙂 Why thank you.

          The Internet has been awfully busy these past 2 days. Seems like everyone is coming back to life all of a sudden.


    1. I really must read this Stinky Cheese Man.

      It seems to be good for making references and such. I am not sure I’ve read a real, new book, this whole year. Busy commenting on threads and composing tweets and such.

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      1. Dear lord. Get that Grandson a copy of The Stinky Cheese Man and read it with him immediately. It’s laugh out loud fairly tale absurdity.


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