t’s time for Top 5 Wednesdays, a weekly meme created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to know more or join as well, just go to the Goodreads group by clicking here. It’s all about Books Out of Our Comfort Zone today and I cannot believe how difficult it was to find them on my shelf … I do not venture into the unknown often.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
So, I already mentioned it yesterday, but Thrillers so aren’t my thing. I get along better with them than I do with crime novels, because they bore me easily, but Gone Girl was simply amazing. It took me forever to get into it, but after the first part was done, I couldn’t put it down.
Quiet by Susan Cain
I am definitely not against non-fiction, but I am so not known for diving into that genre. In fact, I thought Quiet was fiction when I bought it and then was quite surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It has sort of become my bible for introverts.
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Fun fact, when I was younger, I read more adult fiction than I do now. I think I picked up The Sense of an Ending because some actor mentioned it during an interview (I actually googled actor/actress names and favourite books to find book recommendations. I think you learn a lot about a person through their favourite book). Either way, it’s not my favourite by far, but it is one that will keep you thinking for a long while.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
Again, a non-fiction book! This one is sort of like an autobiography, also something I am not known for reading, however, Mindy Kaling is the best. I am glad I read this one and I totally want her other book as well.
Ready, Set, Novel! by Chris Baty/Tavia Stewart-Streit/Lindsey Grant
Whenever it comes to writing, I am SO clueless. I thought that this might help, but I am always dubious of those workbooks. Most of the time I can’t use the principles taught in them on my own work AT ALL. But Ready, Set, Novel! was different! It was actually fun and I, at some point, even considered getting about 15 of them, so that I could have one for each of my WIPs.
What are some books out of your comfort zone? Tell me all about it!