Books Outside My COMFORT ZONE
I was really excited for this topic because reading outside my comfort zone is a goal of mine this year! However, as we are only two months into the year I haven’t read a lot of books yet. So, the first five books are outside my comfort zone that I have already read and the last five are ones I have yet to read this year.
- Rat Queens by Kurtis Wiebe (4 Stars)
I had never read a graphic novel before so this was definitely out side of my comfort zone but I’m so glad I tried it.
- Matilda by Roald Dahl (3 Stars)
I rarely EVER read the book after I have seen the movie, I know whats going to happen and I have a hard time becoming invested in the story.
- Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery
I read predominantly YA fantasy so Anne of Green Gables has never been on my radar. For one of my reading challenges this year I had to read a children classic and for some reason this book popped into my head.And I LOVED it!
- Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
I don’t read contemporary as a rule but thankfully this was recommended to me by some wonderful people and I didn’t let this one pass me by.
- The Seventh Bride by T Kingfisher (3 Stars)
Retellings. What can I say? I so rarely enjoy them and this one was very strange, I hope the other retellings on my list I enjoy more than this one.
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Here is another contemporary that I have heard nothing but praise for and after one pleasant experience with contemporary this year, I’m ready for another!
- Angelfall by Susan Ee
If I read a summary and it has anything to do with angels I won’t read the book. However, this was recommended to my by my friend Jen and she has amazing taste in books so I have high hopes for this series!
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding
This falls into the category of a classic under 200 pages for one of my reading challenges. I have heard mixed things about the book and I tend to avoid classics. Why? I’m not really sure. I think I’m worried I won’t like them and feel like I should because they are classic?
- The Search for Wondla by Toni DiTerlizzi
Not for any particular reason but I don’t read any middle grade. This book though was praised by Regan on Booktube so I have to give it a try. You should also check out her channel she’s lovely.
- We Were Liars by E Lockhart
Not only is this contemporary but it is written in prose. Two things I tend to avoid. So here’s to trying things doubly outside out comfort zone!
Okay, now I want to hear from you guys! What kinds of genres/topics/covers do you tend to avoid? What is outside your comfort zone? And if you read them anyway, were you glad you did? I want to know!