Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. I’ve never took part officially in this meme before however I have enjoyed reading other people’s lists and I like making lists too. This week’s topic is:
‘Ten Books I Enjoyed Recently (last yearish) That Weren’t My Typical Genre/Type of Book (or that was out of your comfort zone)’
My list is a mixture of books which have genres, topics and some elements which are not my typical reading.
- 1 & 2. Shadow of Night and previously A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness – Paranormal Romance. I love the paranormal but less keen on the romance.
- 3 & 4. Kingmaker: Broken Faith and previously Winter Pilgrims by Toby Clements – Dark Historical Fiction. This is historical fiction with all the gritty details!
- 5. Lamp Black, Wolf Grey by Paula Brackston – Romance. I enjoyed the history and mythology to this story. I was surprised by the heavy romantic and erotic detail.
- 6. What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace? by Richard D Phillips – Christian Non-Fiction. I often read to inspire my faith however I had not read anything about Calvinism or it’s theology before
- 7. The Raven’s Head by Karen Maitland – Dark Historical Fiction. Another darker, grittier historical fiction to what I’m used to.
- 8. The Book of Jonah by Joshua Max Feldman – Literary Fiction. I read very little literary fiction. I was drawn to this because of its links back to Jonah in the Bible.
- 9. The Moor by William Atkins – Geographical Non-Fiction. I don’t believe I’ve ever chosen a book about geography before. I was drawn by the literature that the moors have inspired.
- 10. The Mine by John A Heldt – Romance. I went into reading this thinking it was a time travelling adventure, less time travel but a sweet tale of a modern guy in the near past.
Have you read any of these? What new genres or out of your comfort zone books have you read recently?