Top Ten Tuesday Sixty One – Top Ten Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside of my Comfort Zone

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/ meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This weeks topic is one I always find quite hard, especially recently, as reading outside of my comfort zone is something that I always aim to do, but rarely actually pluck up the courage to go through with.  Alot of the time I tend to read within genres that I know I enjoy, and so this TTT is almost like motivation to for me to pick up other books outside of my norms, as I may end up with some new favourite books.

So here are six books that I enjoyed that are outside of my comfort zone!

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An adult romance about royalty and the presidents son is pretty far away from my usual reads, and yet I absolutely adored this story with all my heart.  It was cute and funny and constantly kept me hooked as we got to see Henry and Alex’s relationship continue to grow despite all of the other problems they faced during this book.

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Sci-Fi isn’t a genre I gravitate towards when its YA, so for me to not only pick up but also love this adult sci-fi following the crew of the Wayfarer on their latest job to punch a hole through space was pretty surprising to say the least.  This character-centred story gave me all of the spectacular world building and found family trope that I could have possibly wanted, and I can’t wait to continue on with the rest of this series.

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Other than sci-fi, thrillers are the genre I that I not only read very little of, but also very rarely enjoy, as they always have to have a good, shocking twist that I didn’t see coming to satisfy me.  And so I was so happy when I got exactly that from this creepy read that gave me everything I wanted and more from its boarding school setting and weekend of blood sports.

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This is the only graphic novel I have ever read, and so it is definitely one that I was a little nervous going into as I had no idea whether this format of book was for me or not.  However, I ended up loving the quirky nature of this story and artwork that just perfectly complimented our unique and spunky characters, particularly Nimona herself, and so I am so glad I took the risk with this one.

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Another thriller here that completely surprised me with its gorgeously spooky small town atmosphere and compelling murder mystery that had me constantly switching my top suspect from one character to the next.  I loved how many twists and turns this story had, and I still get chills from the last line that made me desperate to find more hidden gems in this genre that is completely out of my comfort zone.

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This one is possibly even further out of my comfort zone than some of the others on this list, as not only is it a sci-fi, but it also focuses on an VR gaming tournament, a concept that has not been particularly attractive to me since my lack of enjoyment in Ready Player One.  However, this one instantly drew me in to this story of hacker Emika as she uncovers some of the dark plots surrounding the game, and I can not wait to now read the sequel hopefully very soon!

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What books have you read and enjoyed that are out of your reading comfort zone?  Have any of your favourite books been from genres that you don’t usually read?  Have you read any of these – what did you think?

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