July 6, 2016

Books Outside My Comfort Zone

Today's Top Five Wednesday topic is Top Five Books Outside My Comfort Zone. I feel like I am a pretty eclectic reader, so it's hard to find something outside my comfort zone, and even harder to find one I've actually read. But I'll give it a shot.

I have also found that sometimes I try a book outside my comfort zone, and suddenly it's in my comfort zone and I read more and more. Graphic novels, for instance. Before a couple of years ago, I wouldn't have willingly read a graphic novel, but now I read lots.

I would say horror is definitely out of my comfort zone, but last October, the book club chose a couple of horror books so I read those. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson was one and Joyland by Stephen King was the other.

Also for book club, I read Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke. It is hard core science fiction with spaceships and the whole 9 yards. Definitely not my thing.

I think book club might be the only reason I have read anything out of my comfort zone. So here's another one. All Quiet On the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. I don't care for war books, either.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. I just don't care for Mitch Albom's books. So yeah.

So hooray! 5 books out of my comfort zone! Where is your comfort zone?