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Top Ten Books I've Read That Were Outside My Comfort Zone
1.) Stiff by Mary Roach - 2 words....Non Fiction. I despise non-fiction, but at the time I was going through a forensics phase. Thanks CSI.
2.) Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - My first venture into YA/children's literature. I was also unsure of the whole wizard thing. This is the series that got me hooked on YA.
3.) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - I had never read any kind of dystopian books before. I'm also not big on action type novels, but this series is a whole different ballgame.
4.) Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen - Totally just not my type of book. I ended up really liking this one though.
5.) Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater - Honestly, I'm not real big on werewolves. I never have been and I don't think I ever will be. However, I really do love this series, as it isn't really a "werewolf" story.
6.) Firelight by Sophie Jordan - For me, dragons scream high fantasy. Which, BTW I do not like. Odd that this book is one of my favorites of 2011.
7.) The Luxe by Anna Godbersen - I'm not quite sure why Historical Fiction and I do not get along. I seriously did not enjoy this one.
8.) Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank - I had to read this one for school. This remains the only apocalyptic type story that I have enjoyed. Loved this book.
9.) The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck - I had to read this one for one of my summer school classes. I remember everyone grumbling when it came time for a daily hour for reading this book, but I couldn't wait for that hour. Set in another country and historical, and definatley out of my comfort zone.
10.) One for the Money by Janet Evanovich - Something about this book just wasn't my style. I had heard so many good things about the series, though, so I wanted to give the first a try. And then I found books 1-12 on ebay for $10 and free shipping so I gave it a go. I've only read up to book 8, but these books are so freakin' funny!