Top Ten Tuesday – Books Outside My Comfort Zone


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Five Books I Have Read Recently That Were Outside My Comfort Zone & Enjoyed

Soooo I couldn’t come up with 10 unless I was going to go back years and years, so instead I decided to do 5 out of my comfort zone I did like and 5 in I didn’t.

1. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I don’t generally read books like this, but wow was I surprised by how much I liked it.

2. Ashes of Life by Erica Lucke Dean. I don’t normally read adult books with such a, well, boring premise. Pleasantly surprised.

SimonVS_quote_NEW ashes of life





3. Losing You by Nicci French. I don’t do crime that often but this one had me hooked.

4. The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. This book is both in and out of my comfort zone. I cant go into it because of spoilers but I loved it.

5. The Dogs by Allan Stratton. low expectations were deflated.

losing youThe Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen v2 The Dogs





Top Five Books In My Comfort Zone I Didn’t Like


1. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headly. This is something I should have enjoyed so much, but just didn’t.

2. Half Bad by Sally Green. So much potential. I didn’t like this book at all really.

Magnolia half bad





3. Midnight Embrace by Amanda Ashley. A genre, topic, and author I love. I hated this book.

4. His Dark Materials Series by Philip Pullman. While the first book was enjoyable, the rest of the series just went downhill very quickly.

5. Everything I Never Told you by Celeste Ng. While not completely in my comfort zone I had heard so many good things I was sure I was going to enjoy it. Nope.

midnight embrace his dark materials everything-i-never-told-you-original-imae2ffkwzr5r57x





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Till Next Time…


11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Books Outside My Comfort Zone

  1. I like how you split this up! Everything I Never Told You had so much potential, but fell so flat for me. All of the characters were just insufferable and un-redeeming (to me!).

  2. I can completely agree with both Magonia and Everything I Never Told You and Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda was one of my favorite reads last year!

  3. I really didn’t get on with Everything I Never Told You. I should have liked it, but I really didn’t. I’m worried that the same thing will happen with Magonia…

  4. I am, shall we say, apprehensive of reading Half-bad. The concept sounds amazing, but I have heard mostly negative things. Yet I am still so darned intrigued that I am really tempted to read it anyways. Borrowing it from the library of course, just in case I do hate it as well.

    My TTT: Marie @ Pages to Explore

    • I liked the second book, which I got only because the publishers sent it to me for review, more than the first. It was still annoying at times, but I plan on reading the last book despite how much I didn’t like the first. Perhaps wait until you hear some reviews on the third, otherwise I don’t think its worth bothering with.

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