It’s been a looong time since I did a Top Ten Tuesday post. I’m joining in this week with the following topic:
Ten Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone
Some of these books deal with some scary or difficult subjects. Others are genres I don’t normally pick up. In all these cases I’m glad I took the chance.
Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, 2019 | A bisexual and a closeted gay man who both happen to be sons of high profile women in politics fall in love. I loved the story and the message!
Sadie by Courtney Summers | The writing is what makes this story five stars. Part first person and part podcast, this book had me racing to the finish- with my hands over my eyes!
I’ll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamera, 2018 | A chilling and suspenseful look at the Golden State Killer and the woman who became obsessed with solving the case. True crime used to be a favorite genre and I’m enjoying getting back into it.
The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain, 2018 | Her latest title is thought provoking and asks the question, how far would you go to save your unborn child? Would you literally take a leap of faith? This well loved author took a leap of faith by adding a time travel aspect that wasn’t expected.
After Zero by Christina Collins, 2018 | Elise is a talented poet and writer but when it comes to speaking, she just can’t. In fact, she’s keeping track of how few words she can say in a day. And would anyone care or notice? Highly recommend for all young adults especially those who sit in the back and pray no one calls on them.
F*ck Love by Taryn Fisher, 2015 | I laughed out loud and ached for the main characters! Made me want to visit Port Townsend, such vivid descriptions. Loved the Harry Potter references. Not at all what I was expecting!
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter, 2015 | A dark and twisted tale and an edge of your seat thrill ride. Parts are difficult to read especially for a parent. She’s a master writer.
You by Caroline Kepnes, 2018 | Joe Goldberg is one of those characters that you get to know so well you almost start to feel sorry for them. This was a messed up, psycho stalker but… somehow I still love Joe.
An Untamed State by Roxanne Gay, 2014 | This was a brutal book dealing with kidnapping and rape and it was challenging to get through. It’s still an important and relevant read.
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, 2005 | I wouldn’t have expected Christian fiction to be so interesting and exciting. She does a fantastic job of modernizing a bible story and bringing it to life.
Q. Have you read any of these books? What kinds of books are outside your comfort zone?
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