Top Ten Recent Books I Enjoyed That Were Out of My Comfort Zone

Posted February 23, 2016 in Books, Top Ten Tuesday / Leave a comment!

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Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson: This was out of my comfort zone because I don’t normally read historical fictions. I don’t know why I don’t because I do usually enjoy them.
The Martian by Andy Weir: I only read this because I won a copy of it and I wanted to read it before seeing the movie. The book was way better in this case.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: I’m not all that big into sci-fi so it was surprising that I actually really enjoyed reading this book.
Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry: Most of the time I really can’t stand contemporary but I was really glad when I fell in love with this book.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: Once again, not a contemporary person but I loved reading about Anna and Etienne. I didn’t enjoy the other two books quite as much as this one.
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys: I’m not a big reader of war stories but even though I gave this one three stars I actually didn’t mind reading it.
Confess by Colleen Hoover: This was my first dive into new adult and it was successful!
The Program by Suzanne Young: I tend to avoid books about mental health because I don’t find they’re often done well. I really liked how this author used it though.
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black: This book is a lot darker than what I’m used to but I loved every minute of it.
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness: This was not my first Patrick Ness book but, once again, I’m not a contemporary person. I like how this book incorporated contemporary and a little paranormal.
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15 responses to “Top Ten Recent Books I Enjoyed That Were Out of My Comfort Zone

  1. I am looking forward to read the Martian. I saw the movie and i loved it and I was wondering why didn’t I read the book before I saw the movie. Nevertheless, I am reading the book.

    Another book that I am looking forward to read from your list is Nowhere but here.

    Thanks for sharing the great list. Cheers

    • The Martian had way more in the book in the movie. Like in the movie he actually got to the second landing site waaaaay easier in the book. You’ll enjoy it πŸ™‚

  2. The Martian is probably my favorite book I read last year. While I read a lot of SciFi/Fantasy, I don’t usually read a lot of really sciencey SciFi, so I guess technically this was outside my comfort zone too, though I didn’t include it on my list. However it was so good! My TTT

  3. I read The Program and really enjoyed it! I also read Anna and Confess and I enjoyed them, however in the Anna and the French Kiss trilogy I enjoyed Lola more than the others, but I really enjoyed them all so…I want to read Walk on Earth a Stranger and The Martian! I haven’t read many things about the first one but it seems good πŸ˜€

  4. I LOVE Stephanie Perkins books! At first I thought Anna and The French Kiss was going to be a cheese fest, but I gave in and read it anyways…AND I LOVED IT! Lola would have to be my favorite though! Great Top Ten!
    My TTT.

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