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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone

Hello everyone! It’s Tuesday again, which means lists, which is one of my favorite things ever. I love listing everything and anything, which is good because my other favorite thing is collecting notebooks! This week’s list is about the books I’ve read and enjoyed, which were outside my comfort zone. I’ve actually done a similar list in the past, when Jana gave us a freebie, but I did books I want to read, you can see it here. I’ve actually only read one book from that list so far, which is sad, but I’ll work on it! There are far less books of this type I’ve already read, but I’ll give it a go! Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl, and every Tuesday there is a different themed post of top 10 things.

1. Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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Why it wasn’t my kind of book: It’s contemporary, and it’s about a kid.

Why I picked it up: Because it’s about a weird kid, and I liked the movie.

Why I ended up liking it: It’s totally wholesome and beautiful.

2. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

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Why it wasn’t my kind of book: Chicklit – I hate it.

Why I picked it up: I loved the movies.

Why I ended up liking it: Because Bridget is me, and every single girl in their 20’s or 30’s and the books are beyond hilarious.

3. Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey

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Why it wasn’t my kind of book: Regency romance? Bleh.

Why I picked it up: Honestly, I really liked the cover.

Why I ended up liking it: It’s cute, and there’s a lot of adventure.

4. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Why it wasn’t my kind of book: I didn’t generally like sci-fi or dystopia at the time.

Why I picked it up: I thought it was one of the books I have to read.

Why I ended up liking it: I was damn right.

5. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

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Why it wasn’t my kind of book: Contemporary, teenagers, eh.

Why I picked it up: I loved the movie.

Why I ended up liking it: It’s brutally hilarious and fun.

6. Room by Emma Donoghue

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Why it wasn’t my kind of book: It’s contemporary, not fantasy.

Why I picked it up: Honestly, because of the crime part of it.

Why I ended up liking it: Because of everything besides the crime, it’s so good.

7. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

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Why it wasn’t my kind of book: Contemporary, family-centered.

Why I picked it up: Because a friend wanted to do a buddy read, and it was on my TBR.

Why I ended up liking it: It’s amazingly quirky, and the main character, Bernadette, is the best.

8. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Why it wasn’t my kind of book: I don’t read a lot of classics.

Why I picked it up: It was on the list of classics everyone needs to read.

Why I ended up liking it: Because it’s one of the best books ever.

9. Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

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Why it wasn’t my kind of book: It’s a memoir.

Why I picked it up: Because I loved the TV show Girls, and I wanted more.

Why I ended up liking it: It’s interesting, I didn’t really love it, but it’s kind of cool reading personal stories. It got me interested in memoirs.

10. The Snowman by Jo Nesbø

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Why it wasn’t my kind of book: It’s a plain mystery, and I thought all of those are the same.

Why I picked it up: Everyone round here was raving about it.

Why I ended up liking it: It’s an excellent thriller/mystery, Nesbø knows his stuff.


 

Have you read any of these books? Did you like them? What are some of the books you’d put on this list? Talk to me in comments and have a great week everyone! ❤

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone

  1. Oh, I love how you gave the reasons why it wasn’t “your kind of book” and also why you ended up loving it.

    I struggled a bit with this week’s TTT, just because I don’t really have a comfort zone when it comes to reading. I just read everything and anything that sounds remotely interesting to me. As a result I couldn’t identify books that were “out of my comfort zone”. Ahaha
    So I decided to skip TTT this week. Oh, well.

    But now that I’m seeing everyone else’s posts, it’s actually very interesting to see what books they consider to be “adventurous” for their reading taste.

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    1. Yup, I kind of did that because I was uninspired by the prompt, and I actually thought of skipping this week too. 🙂 So that format was my answer to not knowing what to write. 😀 I don’t have a comfort zone either, I love everything, but mostly fantasy, so I just chose the books farthest away from it. 🙂

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  2. I completely agree with you about To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the best books ever written. I was also hesitant to read Room because it sounded too disturbing but I agree that it’s really good.

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