Every Tuesday The Broke and the Bookish hosts Top Ten Tuesday, a meme in which a new and different top ten list appears.
This weeks Top Ten list is:
Books I Read That Were Outside Of My Comfort Zone.
Mmmmm this list was not easy to compile. I'm usually quite open to reading most things and not a lot really shocks me. But I will have a go :D
Wicked - by Gregory Maguire. I thought that I would revisit the land of OZ, but there is one scene in this book that turns my stomach. Just the mere thought of it makes me feel cold. It involved a lion and I'm not saying anymore. I have got more books in this series to read, but I have a mental block going on there.
2. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini - I'd never read any books about life set in volatile Afghanistan, this book opened my eyes. What an emotional and gripping read. I've got his other book to read, The Kite Runner, which I plan to read soon as it's been sat on my bookcase for a while now.
3. Mary, Mary by James Patterson - This was my first ever crime book and it opened up a whole new world for me. I love his books and have nearly read them all. I love his main character Alex Cross.
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma - Wow, this one was conflicting! Such a taboo subject, but the story was told in such a way you really didn't know which way to turn.
6. Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo - I've not read many WW2 books, this one was so sad and made me cry. I felt so sad for the main character. This makes a good rememberance read.
7. Room by Emma Donaghue - This one was right out of my comfort zone. I felt so on edge when reading this book. It was very well written and I thought it was brilliant. Top marks to the friend that recommended it and lent me a copy to read :D
The Year of The Flood by Margaret Atwood - Now this one was very strange. A weird dystopian setting. I loved this book but it sure was a weird and wonderful one. I still don't know how to describe it, I seem to be lost for words. Which is strange, even for me!
9. Out by Natsuo Kirino - I felt quite uncomfortable at times read this one. It's dark and graphic. But I did want to see what happened to the women in this story. I would read another book by this author. But it is not something I would recommend for the faint hearted!
10. The Jigsaw Man by Paul Britton - This book is written by a forensic psychologist about the work he's undertaken in the crime field. Some high profile cases are mentioned. Very interesting and it certainly opened up a new world to me.
What books have you read that were outside your comfort zone??