Top Ten Tuesday: Books Outside My Comfort Zone


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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)6327266
    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
    (5 Stars)
    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
    (4 Stars)
    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 Ee15863832
    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!


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

  1. Oh gosh! I really hope Angel Falls doesn’t disappoint you!

    Outside my comfort zone is stories relating to some kind of tragedy. I have not read The Fault in Our Stars even though I love John Green. I don’t think I could handle it.

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  2. I was one of those rare people who actually didn’t enjoy Fangirl. I found that it started off nice, ended off nicely, and then in the middle it sort of lost its direction and just floated around a bit, making it a good deal longer than it should have been. Hope you enjoy it though!

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  3. I tend to stay away from non-fiction and anything heavily/overtly religious. Other than that, I’ll try most anything at least once.

    Have you ever tried the Spiderwick Chronicles? If you’re up for WondLa, you might like Spiderwick as well.

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    1. I just looked it up on Goodreads because I felt like it was one I tried and didn’t like. However, it must be another book that only reminded me of that title. I will have to give it a try also if I enjoy The Search for Wondla


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