I first saw this post on TheBookishActress. I thought her answers were really well thought out, so definitely go check it out! I’m not sure who created this one. If you do know please let me know, and I will give credit.
A book that is an exception when it comes to genres or elements you don’t typically like.
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord. I don’t read young adult books, and if I do I don’t tend to enjoy them. There are ALWAYS exceptions, of course. This book talked a lot about God, and religion, but I ended up loving it. It made it in my top books of 2018.
A book you enjoyed from a genre you previously held some stigma against.
I read a little bit from most genres. I sort of have a stigma against romance novels, all thanks to The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. I just read One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and really enjoyed it. Some people don’t consider that romance, but my library cataloged it under romance. It counts, thanks.
A book you didn’t know was out of your comfort zone until you started reading it.
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. In December I read The Final Empire by him, and loved it. I figured this wouldn’t be any different, except for maybe the fact that it’s SCIENCE FICTION. I don’t read science fiction. I stay on the fantasy side. This one was definitely different for me, and unfortunately I didn’t love it.
Pick a friend who motivates you to pick up books you might now normally be interested in-is there a book they convinced you to give a try?
I have a book bestie that I work with, but she just motivates me to read. She hasn’t recommended anything that I normally wouldn’t be interested in. She knows me quite well. There is a YouTuber that I watch, her channel is called Getting Hygge With It, who always convinces me to pick up books. I don’t know her in real life, but I also don’t have a lot of friends who read. One book that I can think of off of the top of my head is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.
A book that is out of your comfort zone, but you would like to read.
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. It’s hard for me to branch out, and read books that take place in different countries, other than the U.S. and the U.K. This sounds really interesting, and it takes place in Korea.
A book or genre so outside of your comfort zone that you’ll probably never give it a chance.
Red Clocks by Leni Zumas. I had it checked out from the library, and never bothered to pick it up. I don’t think I ever will.
Krystyna @ Turning the Pages
Michaela @ Journey into Books
Danielle @ Life of a Literary Nerd
I’m not sure if any of you have done this tag yet or not. There is no pressure to do it. I just thought it was fun!
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