Top Ten Books I Enjoyed
That Are Outside My Comfort Zone
TTT for September 3, 2019
For this edition of #TopTenTuesday, we are talking about Books I Enjoy That Are Outside My Comfort Zone.
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1. Time travel stories
I usually don’t like time travel stories, but it works here, with a nice mix of history and cultural touches.
I have tried to read Manga, but often I didn’t like them. Except these:
The Secret World of Arrietty is actually a Film Comic Adaptation, I didn’t even know such a thing existed. This story is cute, and the artwork is just stunning!
I was surprised to love Orange, because it’s basically a teenage love story, but the art is well done (essential for me), and the plot is actually intriguing and original. I quickly devoured the two thick volumes of it.
4. Ghost stories
I about never read ghost stories, but I won this book for somebody else. Before giving it to the person, I opened it, and devoured it! I was really surprised to enjoy this Middle Grade ghost story. Very rich story!
I really don’t like his books, except this one, a beautiful memoir on his time in Paris.
6-7. Political books
Another genre I almost never read. But these were surprisingly very well done and interesting.
8-9. WWII and YA
Having read so much about WWII in my French curriculum and in novels, I now try to stay away form it. However, these 2 books were amazing, the first one for the quality and originality of the writing, the second for the content (WWII and YA, 2 categories I rarely read in).
I rarely read short stories or essays collections, because I usually feel the end comes too abruptly. This one however, was fabulous, being written by an amazing author.
Have you read any of these?
Any other good title you would recommend
in these categories?