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This week's theme asked us to come up with a list of books outside of our comfort zones that we really loved.
This is so not a genre I would ever read, but this was soooooooooo good. Read my review here.
This book! Yeah, this book with this cheesy cover - Hahaha. It was hilarious! Based on the cover, I was expecting something cheesy, too. But it was a really good book! Read my review here.
Of course Outlander has to make the list!
Most of the books I read are always about skinny girls and I was in a mood to read a contemporary romance (which almost never happens) where the main female character is plus size (yes, because we plus size ladies deserve to be loved too). Anyways, my friend Betsy recommended me this, and I loved it so much! Read my review here.
I don't usually read Contemporary Romance, but I really loved this one! Read my review here.
If you know me personally, chances are you have said something to the effect of "I hate recommending things to you, cause you're so picky!" In fact, one of my best friends just said a variation of that to me the other night. I am the type of person who will drop a book within the first three sentences, or stop watching a Kdrama after a 20 second attempt. I always marvel at people who love all sorts of different genres and are willing to try anything. I am the exact opposite! I know what I love, and I tend to not stray far from my comfort zone. So, in order to do this list, I had to go back further than the recommended "last year-ish" parameter.
I don't do horror. Like ever. I am the world's biggest chicken, and even mildly scary is enough to give me nightmares for weeks. I went through a kick where I started buying a whole bunch of YA horror not too long ago, and this is the only book I was actually able to make it through! It was surprisingly good, and kept me on the edge of my seat! Though, I also had horrible visions of the Nightmare Elf all week long.
In addition to not doing horror, I don't do historical romance. Really, historical anything. Set something in a real place in the past and I instantly stop caring. However, way back in high school I accidentally bought this book when I worked at a bookstore and started it with the intention of mocking it the whole way through. I ended up loving it!
I know, this book makes a lot of my TTTs! I don't really do science fiction very much, and I am not a fan of Neil Gaiman, so all of the comparisons should have kept me away! But that pretty cover drew me in, and I am so glad it did! Magonia was easily the best read of 2015!
Spaceships? Outer space? Foreign planets? All three things that are usually guaranteed to keep me from buying a book. However, I am also a sucker for pretty covers and girls in giant dresses. This is the rare situation when that love has steered me in a good direction, as These Broken Stars was just amazing.
You might be sensing a theme here of things that I refuse to take part in. Anything to do with faeries is typically at the top of that list! I don't know why, but I really don't care about the fae world in the slightest! But I bought Wicked Lovely without even reading the back (have you sensed that I have issues when it comes to pretty covers?) and decided to read it anyway once I realized it was faeries! I really loved the world Melissa Marr created, and even read book 2! Unfortunately, I didn't make it past that.