Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week I will make a list of 10 books, authors or other bookish things surrounding a certain topic. Today, we’re talking books out of the comfort zone. For your information, my comfort zone is fantasy. It’s what I read most, and love the most. So here are 5 books I really enjoyed, and are not of the fantasy genre.
The Martian by Andy Weir // Science Fiction // Like the previous section suggest, the Martian was out of my comfort zone because I generally don’t read a lot of science fiction. I don’t exactly know why, but it has never appealed to me as much as fantasy has. But I absolutely loved the Martian. It turned out to be one of my favorite reads of the year.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah // Historical Fiction // While I do read some historical fiction, I definitely wouldn’t call it my comfort zone. Especially concerning WWII. I feel it’s a “sensitive” topic in a way, because it happened not that long ago. But The Nightingale is such a beautiful novel, and I am so grateful I picked it up.
Rat Queens Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe & Roc Upchurch // Graphic novel // I don’t read all that many graphic novels, so I still consider them out of my comfort zone. I really enjoyed the two volumes of Rat Queens I’ve read! The artwork is beautiful, the characters are hilarious and sassy, and genius.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt // Fiction // I labeled this fiction because this book spans quite a few genres, and I didn’t know what to call it. It’s brilliant. It’s unlike anything I have ever read. And I loved it. Plus, I could finally put my basic knowledge of Latin and French (and Greek) to use.
Fortune’s Pawn (Paradox #1) by Rachel Bach // Science Fiction // Two science fiction novels in only a few months! That’s unheard of for me really. But this author (actually Rachel Aaron) already had my heart because of her “Legend of Eli Monpress” series. And I was not disappointed by this book!
As the topic is books out of your comfort zone which you recently enjoyed, I don’t have 10 for you. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be recent or out of my comfort zone. But these 5 fit the bill perfectly! Have you read any of these? Which books were out of your comfort zone?