Top Ten Tuesday (4): Books I Read that were Outside of My Comfort Zone.

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists and let’s face it, so am I!

Top Ten Books I Read that were Outside of My Comfort Zone

  1. Sleeping Beauty Series by A.N. Roquelaure Traumatizing series. I had to force myself to finish book one.
  2. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown I’m not much into whoddunit books but I can honestly say that I’ve enjoyed this one. I’ve always wanted to take any of Dan Brown’s books and book myself a flight to Europe – take a tour of all the places he mentioned here and in Angels & Demons.
  3. The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis I am a product of Catholic School education. On my senior year, I was to do a book report of my own choosing. I chose this and needless to say, it was rejected by my English teacher.
  4. Harold Robbins Books I was twelve when I discovered Harold Robbins. It didn’t take very long before I realize that his books are definitely not intended for my age bracket at the time. I remember being castigated by my aunt who told me I shouldn’t be reading his books so I found a way to read them secretly.
  5. Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer This series started my love affair with YA books. I’ve not looked back since.
  6. Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward Much like Twilight, this series by JR Ward paved the way to so many paranormal romance books on my shelves.
  7. Graceling by Kristin Cashore I wasn’t big on reading fantasy books – until I read this.
  8. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan My very first zombie novels! I’ve been collecting them ever since.
  9. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins My first taste of dystopian. I remember reading the first book and basically forcing everyone I know to read it.
  10. Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder Ms. Schroeder introduced me to verse books. So few words, yet so powerful. I have been reading these books since and loving each and every one of them!
  • 🙂 So funny! and yes, it was a trilogy by Anne Rice. The first book was really disturbing for my taste.

  • I had a very similar encounter with Harold Robbins, at exactly the same age! That's so weird. It was also an aunt who told me off for reading it. I got cheeky and argued that it shouldn't be on the shelf. Haha! The Sleeping Beauty series… are those the ones that Anne Rice wrote under a pseudonym?

  • While I didn't love Twilight, it did get me back into reading YA after over a decade of not bothering at all

  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth is my favorite zombie series! Have you read Divergent and Blood Red Road? I like to recommend them to fans of The Hunger Games. Here is my list

  • I feel the same way you do about The Hunger Games! Haha, I like recommending it to people.

  • I'm glad you loved Graceling enough to make you want to read more fantasy! I love that trilogy as well.

    Also, I recently read my first verse novel (The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder) and was really pleasantly surprised! 🙂