Top Ten Tuesday * Books I Enjoyed Recently That Weren’t My Typical Genre

February 23, 2016 Top Ten Tuesday 3


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the awesome people at The Broke and Bookish, who love lists as much as I do!

Top Ten Books I Enjoyed Recently (last yearish) That Weren’t My Typical Genre/Type of Book

I don’t read that much out of my comfort zone to be honest. Every so often I feel like I should make more of an effort, but unless it’s a book club pick, I usually don’t.

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  1. The Martian by Andy Weir – SciFi is not my jam but OMG this book was awesome.
  2. Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufmann – Another SciFi book and also written in an unusual style. I think if hadn’t been written in the unusual style it would have been better than a three star read, but then it wouldn’t be as unique so…
  3. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – I’m not super big on mysteries as I find them sometimes frustrating but this one kept me going and I couldn’t put it down.
  4. If I Stay by Gayle Forman – As a rule I avoid books that make me cry like the plague, but I saw and enjoyed the movie so I gave it a shot and have no regrets.

What books did you enjoy outside your genre?


3 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday * Books I Enjoyed Recently That Weren’t My Typical Genre”

  1. Kate @ Midnight Book Girl

    I recently read my first m/m romance… only to find that they’re an awful lot like a m/f romance, which is in my genre wheelhouse. I don’t know if any genres are really not my jam anymore… I used to think I disliked non-fiction, but lately I’ve been enjoying biographies and history. I think there’s genres that take the right book to get me interested- like Urban Fantasy or Sci-fi, but I’m a pretty eclectic reader these days.

    I still need to read Illuminae!
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  2. Jenny

    I’m thinking Illuminae is not in my comfort zone but I’m going to have to read it for sure. Too many people raving about it. So much peer pressure!