We can all agree that 2017 was a strange year. So fittingly, many wonderfully weird books also came out this year. Before I begin, when I say these books are weird, I mean it lovingly. I delight in the odd and revel in the random. Weird is probably the biggest compliment I can give a book.
I've found that "weird" things often have an intense truth to them that I connect to in an intimate way. I love it when a book surprises me into a laugh. Or when a read breaks so many of the rules of the universe, that I completely forget what the rules even are. And I especially love it when a book showcases how weird real life truly is.
Weird for me means any book that is thinking outside the box. The books that are impossible to describe to a friend. I love a book that takes readers beyond the limits of convention. On this list, you'll find books with wacky plots and odd antics. You'll find books that play with language, and use visual art in fantastically original ways. And some of these books, I can't really put my finger on what makes them so weird. They just are.
Each of these reads is a testament to the powers of imagination and creativity. They'll tickle your curiosity, and introduce you to new corners of your mind. They'll make you feel like you're in a dream, and they'll have you questioning the very fabric of reality. Here are my 13 weirdest reads of 2017: