Tuesday 8 November 2011

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

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog feature hosted by the awesome people at The Broke and the Bookish

I missed doing this last week as pesky life got in the way as it sometimes does, but I'm happy to be racking my brain thinking of top tens again!!
I'm not sure that I'll be able to think of ten for this list as I am rather predictable and stick to the genres I know and love.  There are a few though that definitely left me feeling some what uncomfortable.

  •  The Taker By Alma Katsu
This one definitely had me shifting in my seat with a feeling of unease.  It is so enjoyable, but very different to my usual reads

  • Dark Matter By Michelle Paver
I have literally just read this and it wasn't quite my cup of tea.  There was a fair bit of brutality towards animals and they will never make me comfortable

  •  Touch The Dark By Karen Chance
This was the first adult themed book I had bought, but I didn't realise it was adult at the time.  Imagine my surprise when this got rather steamy.  I know there are books that are a hell of a lot more racy, this one just took me by surprise

  •  Numbers By Rachel Ward
This one made me feel uncomfortable as the lives of the kids although having a supernatural twist, felt somewhat real and very pessimistic.  I felt rather sad on finishing it.

  •  The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins
Now everyone knows I love this series, but when I read the Hunger Games I had never read anything like it before and so it was definitely a revelation to me


  1. It was the same for me for The Hunger Games ;) This book makes you think a lot about ..almost everything :P I loved it!

  2. I love those books we discover outside our zone that turn into favorites (like Hunger Games)!

  3. The Hunger Games was one of those series I heard a lot about but wasn't sure if I'd like it or not. But when I read them, I ended up loving them :)

  4. It makes me happy to see The Hunger Games on so many lists! I like to recommend Divergent by Veronica Roth and Blood Red Road by Moira Young to fans of HG. Here is my list http://wp.me/pzUn5-F9

  5. Yes Divergent is very tHG'ish - I adored that book!! I have Blood Red Road just haven't got round to reading it yet, I really must hurry!!