Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s theme:
Ten Eight Books I Enjoyed Recently That Were Outside Of My Comfort Zone
*These are in no particular order.
1. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
This is a book I decided to read because of hype. This book and the tv show were all over Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and a whole bunch of blogs. All of the attention definitely made me curious, and as some of you know by now, I absolutely fell in love with the first book, and the next 2, and I absolutely adore the TV show.
2. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Like Outlander, Grave Mercy wasn’t really on my radar. I’ve never been a fan of Historical Fiction, but these 2 books have definitely changed my mind.
3. The Martian by Andy Weir
This is another book I decided to read because everyone was talking about it. If not for all of the hype, I can easily say I wouldn’t have picked this one up on my own, but I’m so glad that I did.
4. NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
This book was my first time reading from this author and this genre of horror, especially adult horror.
5. Ladies’ Night by Mary Kay Andrews
I’ve never been a big fan of Women’s Fiction, but this was a book that I enjoyed. It’s another book that I probably wouldn’t have read if it hadn’t been recommended to me.
6. Persuasion by Jane Austen
This was one of the last books I read in 2014 and I made it a personal challenge to read a classic in 2015, which I failed to do. I read a YA book that was inspired by Persuasion, so it made me want to read the original.
7. A Sliver Of Stardust by Marissa Burt
I’ve never read Middle Grade books before, even when I was in the age range for Middle Grade. I’m glad I requested this one, because I really enjoyed it.
8. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb
I’ve never been a fan of biography books. I would much rather hear about a person’s life presently, than how they grew up, and in the case of this book, about politics and history. I did enjoy this one though.