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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Top Ten Books I Read That Were Outside Of My Comfort Zone

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the ladies at The Broke and the Bookish
This week's topic is:
Top Ten Books I Read That Were Outside Of My Comfort Zone

  1. Harry Potter Series (J.K. Rowling) - Yes, I know this is blasphemous. When I was younger I refused, absolutely refused, to read Harry Potter. For one, my mom' lame boyfriend gave me the first book, which was a strike against it right off the bat. And two, I didn't think I could possibly enjoy a book about a boy wizard. Oh how wrong I was. Harry,  I'm sorry for doubting you. I was oh so wrong.
2. The Scarlett Letter - I was forced to read this when I was in high school, and I hated it. As Anne Shirley would say, The Scarlett Letter and I will never be kindred spirits.

3. The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)- I thought The Hunger Games was a "boy book". The book had been out for a year before I finally read it. I kicked myself for holding off on that one.

4. Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card) - I read this one before I even reached my teens. Sci Fi is really not my thing, but Ender's Game fascinated me for some reason. Plus, it's a classic.
5. Jurrasic Park (Michael Crichton) - I read this one for Accelerated Reader points when I was in high school and ended up LOVING it. I know velociraptors are evil and whatnot, but I still want one.

6. Flowers in the Attic (V.C. Andrews) - Rape? Murder? Incest? All in one book? Gee, I wonder why this one was out of my comfort zone. I read this when I was a teen and couldn't put it down. Oh V.C. Andrews, what a twisted mind you have.

7. She's Come Undone (Wally Lamb) - This one is a very emotional book in the adult genre. At times, it was disturbing to read. I thought it was great though.

8. Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell) - This length of this book was extremely daunting, but I do love Scarlett O'hara.

I can't think of any others that were truly outside my comfort zone, so I'll leave it at 8. Which books made you go "umm, I don't know about this."? Let me know!

1 comment:

  1. I remember totally resisting Harry Potter as a teen, too, because I was somehow under the crazy impression that it was "for boys." It was definitely outside my comfort zone! But when I finally buckled down to read the series a few years ago, I was hooked!


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