Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone

It’s Tuesday and also the first day back to school for my daughter…She’s in 2nd grade now and I’m just…so not ready for this lol. Everything is happening so fast and I’ve been crying for weeks over this ugh. 🙂 Let’s wish Queen Juliet a happy first day of school.

Tuesday also means Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s theme: September 3: Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone (i.e., a genre you don’t typically read or subject matter you’re not usually drawn to)

This is kind of hard for me since I usually stick to genres I like but I do think I have a few 🙂

The Homecoming by Andrew Pyper

I remember reading this and thinking oh yeah, this is going to be some amazing horror and yes, while there was horror. A lot of it, there was also a sci-fi aspect I was not expecting and enjoyed the hell out of.

Force of Nature(Aaron Falk #2) by Jane Harper

I love mysteries but I’m not a great fan of crime novels, especially procedural ones. This is an exception. I was gripped the entire time and was on the edge. It’s deliriously good. ALSO, I read a series out of order which is usually a big no no for me. And enjoyed it!! That’s how good it was.

My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran (Goodreads Author), Larissa Zageris

I have never been a fan of choose your own adventure novels. *Takes deep breath* Is this a safe space? I don’t know they just never did anything for me and kind of made me anxious. This one….is amazing and hilarious. Choose the man of yo dreams ya’ll. One arc will never leave my mind and that’s of your character hooking up with somebody who refers to his manhood as haggis. Gold, pure gold.

Ella Enchanted & The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine

I keep saying I don’t like Fantasy but then my favorite books prove me wrong again and again. Ella Enchanted is a STAPLE in children’s fantasy but my favorite of Gail Carson has to be the The Two Princesses of Bamarre. I actually haven’t read it since I was a young Amanda! So it’s definitely time for a reread.

Okay, there’s no way I can hit 10 but this is a great enough list 🙂 Have you read any of these books? Show me your Top Tuesday!

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone

  1. Great list! I love the colours in this post ❤ Force of Nature sounds really interesting – due in part to the fact that you're not a big fan of crime books and I'm not either. It has to be really good to capture my attention and get me to actually finish it haha. Which book did you enjoy the most?

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  2. I ADORE Gail Carson Levine’s books. Honestly, I think that the reason they’re so beloved even for those who aren’t huge fantasy fans is that they cover so many things! Familial and romantic love, healthy and unhealthy relationships, resisting social pressure, dealing with real life and death problems. The books are so easy to read and yet set such good examples for young readers!

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  3. Omg happy first day back Juliet!!! I haven’t read any of the books on your list but I feel you with how hard this TTT topic was to do. Because I don’t generally think the books I’m reading are out of my comfort zone even if it’s from a genre that I read less frequently. It’s what happens when you just read too broadly I guess lol :))) Great post Amanda

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  4. Hope Queen Juliet had a great first day back at school and hope you didn’t have too hard a day either, mama! 💜 That choose your own adventure book looks so good and sounds hilarious. Cracking up that someone calls their manhood HAGGIS! They couldn’t find anything remotely more appealing?! lmao 😂 ded. Also, YES to Jane Harper! Force of Nature is the only one I haven’t read but her two others: The Dry and Lost Man were AMAZING. Would defo recommend! Great list, Amanda!

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    1. she had a wonderful day while I sobbed ಡ_ಡ lmao she’s growing too fast.

      girl that book was so funny. I cackled on twitter over it and the authors actually found me lmaooo. I could not stop laughing.

      oh my god I NEED TO READ THEM then. DINI WITH THE RECS.


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