Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This Weeks Topic is: Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone
This was so much fun, I got to see the way that my reading has changed over just the last yer alone. It seems that the genres I have been reading have truly been out of my comfort zone and becoming possibly my new normal. Listed below, in no particular order, are some books that were out of my comfort zone at the time of reading them. They have since become some of my favourite books.
Alchemists of Loom By Elise Kova
This I believe to be the first adult fantasy/ Sci-fi that I ever read. It was a recommendation from an Indigo employee and I was pretty unsure about it and the genre before getting sucked into this universe of Dragons, Magic and Humans.
Burn for Me By Ilona Andrews
I literally just finished this recommendation over the weekend, so keep an eye out for the review. OMG .. I was very hesitant to pick this one up off my shelf it was sold to me as a recommendation for a romance and the synopsis is not quite romantic. This is another adult fantasy (with romance) that blew my socks off. Book 2 is already on its way!
The Bone Collecter By Jeffery Deaver
I had been on a serious Blacklist kick on Netflix and went into Indigo looking for similar recommendations. This was the exact vibe I had been going for but it was something I had never read before. The genre of mystery/horror was totally new to me. I LOVED IT!
The Plague of the Undead By Joe McKinney
At the time that I picked this book up I was hugely into The Walking Dead, I was looking for something of a similar nature and most definitely found it in this book. I want to say this was the first adult dystopian/horror book I had every read.
Abby Cooper: Psychic Eye By Victoria Laurie
This book was only slightly outside my comfort zone when I read it but I will count it. I really wasn’t reading much in the line of adult books. This is an adult comedy/romance/mystery and lets just say book 3 in the series just arrived last week. The series is now a new favourite and a go to in a reading slump.
The Power By Naomi Alderman
My current read, I am only 25% of the way through this book and am enjoying it immensely. I believe it is written in such a way that the reader is to believe it is a historical non-fiction. It is 100% fiction, but could you imagine if it was real.
Year One By Nora Roberts
This is terrible to say about a book that is now one of my top 10 favourite series, but this book I thought was out of my comfort zone when I bought it and picked it up to read. It is a Nora Roberts, she is suppose to be an author that my mom reads. NOOOOO .. This book was everything I had been reading and loving. So of course I love it too.
All of these books may have been out of my comfort zone at one time, but they are all part of my go to genres now. I am slowly learning as I grow up that you really can’t judge a book until you have read it. If I had let my original judgement stand on a lot of books I’m not entirely sure I would be still reading and enjoying it as much as I do.
Challenge: I challenge everyone this month head to the book store and take a recommendation from a genre that you think you would never enjoy. Give it a try, You may surprise yourself!!
What are some books you loved that were out of your comfort zone?
Do you plan to take my challenge above?
Let me know in the comments .. Love hearing from all of you 🙂