Top Ten Tuesdays- Books That Are Not In My Comfort Zone That I Need To Read

Hello, hello and welcome to my Top Ten Tuesday post! So again this week I twisted topic because I realised I don’t really read anything out of my comfort zone, which is a shame really because I thought myself a diverse reader. Obviously not! This is another TBR post basically…let’s get to the list! In no particular order…

1) Satin Island by Tom McCarthy

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Satin Island was a Man Booker Prize nominee last year and that is how it peaked my interest. This book is marmite- some people love it, some people hate it, which makes it an even more intriguing! I want to know which team I’m one! Anyway, this book is really complicated to sum up in a sentence so basically the guy U finds the links in everything and gets paid to do it.

2) Running Girl by Simon Mason

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I was introduced to this book by a blogger, I can’t remember the name of the blogger for the life of me, but she basically said this is a great book. I’m not really all for mystery novels (some YA books are enough!) but I’m ready to give this one a go!

3) Hamlet by William Shakespeare

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This is possibly the only shakespeare play that I’m interested in reading, that and maybe another one I can’t remember off the top of my head. This play seems so dramatic and intense and I’m into dramatic and intense nowadays.

4) Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

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I think we all know the subject matter of this novel and maybe now I don’t know if I’m comfortable with reading the book. Sometimes it’s good to read books that make you uncomfortable. Everyone says this is a great book anyway so that justifies it I think…

5) Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

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Another book with a tough subject matter which is rather taboo; incest.  This story is one many say it heart wrenching. I think I am more up for reading it though than Lolita. I guess this book just interested.

6) Leviathan by Scott Westerfield

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This book sounds so wicked! I want to get into SteamPunk and this was the novel that caught me mind. And this has some historical alternations which makes it extra cool.

 7) Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh 

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A funny book! I do not read comedy though I love it in books. I’ve heard great things about this book and I’m a fan of long titles. The illustrations look great and authentic as well. I definitively need to buy more fun books like this one. The summary is sassy as well.

8) The Vegetarian by Han Kang

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This seems like a very interesting novel. I think people have mixed views on it, but overall it seems like an intriguing premise. Here’s a snippet of the summary!

Before the nightmare, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life. But when splintering, blood-soaked images start haunting her thoughts, Yeong-hye decides to purge her mind and renounce eating meat.

9) The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

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I’m an awkward black girl so this book should be perfect for me! I’ve heard of this book before and I think I want it more than ever as it seems like I’m becoming awkwarder by the hour. It’s a non-fiction book which is why it is not in my comfort zone.

10) The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galibraith aka J.K Rowling

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Another mystery/thriller on this list. I started reading this half-halfheartedly ages ago and it didn’t interest me much. I think I missed the cozy Winter period which is perfect to read mystery novels but I still have a copy so I might just read it during the summer.


That is all of my Top Ten Tuesday! Be sure to tell me if any of these are not in your comfort zone as well. As readers we love to stay in our cozy little place, but it’s beneficial for us to cross-genre/topic reader from time to time.

I’ll write soon!

-Astra

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-Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish where they pick a new topic each week for us to create a top ten list to.


 

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14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesdays- Books That Are Not In My Comfort Zone That I Need To Read

  1. MyBookJacket says:

    So many from here on my wishlist. Vegetarian, Hyperbole and Satin Island. Not sure how I’ll feel about the first one because again, mixed reviews from people, but I’m hoping it’s good.
    You’ll love Cuckoo’s calling! It just takes a while to get into.
    Lolita totally put me off. I borrowed a copy and I could get past the first couple of pages. It made me nauseous. I do hope you can stomach it. Loved this list, discovered a couple of new books.

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