Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Enjoyed That Weren't My Typical Genres

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is top ten books out of your comfort zone. I mainly selected books out of my comfort zone from last year, so you might have seen them on this blog before.

1. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

The Blind Assassin was my first Margaret Atwood book and it will not be the last. I loved it! This is a historical fiction or literary fiction novel. Looking back at the previous year, I read a lot of (YA) fantasy books.

2. Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald

Like the previous book, this was a reading assignment for my Canadian literature class. Whilst reading Fall on Your Knees you are confronted with several disturbing things. After the lectures I even appreciated this book and I highly recommend it! This book, however, is probably the farthest from my comfort zone as a reader.

3. The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard #1) by Scott Lynch

This was the first adult fantasy book I read. I previously read a lot of YA fantasy and urban fantasy but this one is neither.

4. Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy #1) by Robin Hobb

The next adult fantasy book I picked up was Assassin's Apprentice and in the beginning of 2016, I finished the second book in this series! I'm hoping to read the third one quite soon!

5. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Historical fiction is not my most read genre although I enjoy reading those books every once in a while.

6. Estrella Distante by Roberto BolaƱo

This was a reading assignment for my Contemporary Latin American literature class and I really enjoyed it! This is about life during the dictatorship in Chile.

7. Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig

This was another literary fiction book I had to read for a Spanish literature class. This one was even more out of my comfort zone.

8. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

Another literary fiction, this one I read just because I wanted to, and I fell in love with it! Absolutely amazing!

9. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

YA contemporary is not my usual genre at all, in fact I try to avoid it. However, I read all of Sophie Kinsella's standalones, so I couldn't miss out on this one.

10. Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce

This is a middle grade series and I really hesitated to pick this series up because of that. Now I'm really glad I did, because I truly enjoyed it.

Which books did you recently read that were out of your comfort zone? Let me know down below!


  1. I've heard such good things about The Lies of Locke Lamora and All the Light We Cannot See! Glad you enjoyed them! :)

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
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    1. Thank you! They are both amazing!

  2. I want to read The Light We Cannot See, but I keep putting it off. Assassin's Apprentice sounds really good. I'm going to have to add it to my TBR!

  3. I want to read The Light We Cannot See, but I keep putting it off. Assassin's Apprentice sounds really good. I'm going to have to add it to my TBR!

    1. They are both great! I highly recommend them!