Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s topic is the Top Ten Books I Enjoyed Recently (last yearish) That Weren’t My Typical Genre/Type of Book (or that was out of my comfort zone).
I’d like to say that I’m pretty well rounded when it comes to reading, and that I read a lot of different genres. The truth is that I go in phases where I’ll read the same genre for awhile, because it’s all I’m in the mood for (like my current Suspense/Mystery phase). I’ve gone through a lot of these phases over the years, the Chic Lit phase, the Paranormal phase, the New Adult phase, the Erotica phase…just to name a few. I did manage to read several books within the past year that I would consider out of my ‘comfort zone’ or not part of my normal reading routine.
I have never been big on Historical Romance, and this was the first book in this genre I’ve read in a long time. I LOVED it! But I haven’t read another Historical Romance since. I need to fix that.
Along the same lines as Historical Romance – I’ve never been a big reader of anything Historical until this past year. I’ve only recently started being interested in more historical themed books, and then adding in YA – this is definitely not my typical read. But I loved this book.
I don’t typically get on the Motorcycle Club train like a lot of readers I know. I have to be in the mood for it, which isn’t often. This book was a nice surprise for me.
YA is not my go-to genre. I usually have to talk myself into reading a book in this genre, and I’m not sure why. It’s just not my favorite, although I have read and enjoyed a lot of YA over the years. This book? It’s a MUST read. If you’re going to pick up a YA book in the near future, it needs to be this one.
I used to love all things Paranormal. Hello, Twilight obsession?! But then I think I got burnt out, and lately the genre rarely interests me at all. This was a book I’d had on my TBR for a long time, but kept putting off. It was so good, and I definitely want to continue the series some day, when I get in that mood again.
I get the hype, truly I do. I enjoyed this one a lot, although not enough that I plan on continuing the series anytime soon (just can’t with the series commitments right now). But when I read this one, I could understand the major love it gets. Again, I’m pretty burnt out on all things paranormal/fantasy/dystopian right now, but this book was worth reading.
Okay, so I didn’t read as many books ‘outside of my comfort zone’ as I thought. But hey, it’s a start!