Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.
This week's topic is
Ten SIX Books I Recently Enjoyed That Were Out Of My Comfort Zone...which was kind of difficult, because I don't really not read books if they are out of my comfort zone? I'm not sure if that really makes sense, but I'm honestly pretty comfortable about reading anything. I'm willing to give a chance to anything, and if people are really talking about a book, I'm more willing to read it, because I want to know what made everyone so uncomfortable about it. I loved all of these books, but when I first thought about picking them up, I thought maybe I wouldn't. Moral of the story: don't judge whether it's out of your comfort zone until you give it a chance, because how exactly do you know that it's not your 'thing' if you don't give it a chance? Just my two cents.
This week's topic is
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab - High fantasy makes me nervous, plus all the raves about it made me scared to be the black sheep. High fantasy is usually 'out of my comfort zone' because sometimes it's just a little too much for my brain to handle. Haha
99 Days by Katie Cotugno - Cheating is completely out of my comfort zone, but this one definitely piqued my interest. It was so dramatic and so worth reading, but the cheating was hard to look past.
How to Love by Katie Cotugno - I was nervous about this one, because I read 99 days before and I really didn't want to read another cheating book and sometimes it's hard for me to get behind 'swooning' or 'rooting' for a couple that has a tough history. But the writing was fantastic and it made me care. A lot.
Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn - More cheating. But the concept was so intriguing! I ended up REALLY loving this one and if the concept kinda freaks you out, don't listen! Go read it. This is an important read, even with the controversial synopsis. And the main guy is a swoony one, believe me or not. I fell hard for him.
I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson - Beautiful, lyrical writing like Jandy Nelson's is sometimes out of my comfort zone. I have to be willing to sit and actually read through it or be in the mood for it, because if I'm not, I'll just start skimming and then the story isn't as great. Also, the fact that it was switching back and forth between two different people and past and present. It was a little overwhelming at first, but overall, it was a story I really enjoyed!
5 to 1 by Holly Bodger - 5 to 1 was kind of out of my comfort zone because it was about a culture that I have absolutely NO knowledge of, and the fact that each chapter switched between poetry and normal writing PLUS weird things thrown into the poetry. It was very different, very short, and very interesting. I'm glad I decided to go ahead and give it a chance!
Have you read any of these books? What are some books that you've read that were out of your comfort zone? Did you like them? Let's discuss!