T5W – Books Outside my Comfort Zone

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It’s that time of the week again when I bring you the Top 5 Wednesdays, created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to know how T5W works you can go to the Goodreads group by clicking here. This week theme is Favorite Books Outside Your Comfort ZoneAs you might know I mostly read new adult and young adult contemporary romances and sometimes I also read fantasy books but that’s it. However, sometimes I end up reading books with other genres and I love some of those books so today’s top will include some of those books.  Here are my picks for this week:

books out of my comfort zone

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

I don’t normally read non-fiction but I love Felicia Day and I kept hearing about her book so I got the audiobook and loved it. This book was everything I was expecting and even more.

Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres

Another non-fiction book written by a funny lady. This one has a similar story to the one above. I love Ellen and I got the audiobook that I ended up loving. Both these audiobooks were super funny but both way out of my comfort zone.

Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown

I know a lot of people love this book and that’s why I read it but it’s so out of my comfort zone. First of all, it’s science fiction and that’s not something that I read that often. Secondly, all the violence that this book had and all the trust issues I got after finishing it. So different from what I like but I loved this book anyway. I should really get around to read books 2 and 3.

Os Maias by Eça de Queirós

There are a lot of reasons why this book is out of my comfort zone… First, it was a required book on high school. I never liked the books I had to read in school until I read this one. Also, I don’t read books by portuguese authors. It’s bad, I know, but I didn’t like most of the books by portuguese authors that I’ve read so far. I still loved this book and this book was one of the reasons why I started reading more.

Animal Farm by George Orwell

I’ve read a lot of classics in the last few years but normally I read romance classics and Animal Farm is everything but a romance. I still really enjoyed this book (way more than 1984) and it’s an amazing book.

These are some Favorite Books Outside my Comfort Zone. What about you? What books would you include in your top? 😀

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36 thoughts on “T5W – Books Outside my Comfort Zone

  1. Animal Farm was a good choice to read from the classic, and really there are classics for some reason so there is a good chance you will enjoy how amazing those books are.

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  2. I think my favorite outside my comfort zone is The Color Purple. I usually don’t read books in dialects–but this book was absolutely beautiful. Glad to hear you liked Ellen’s audiobook; I can’t wait to check it out!

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