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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in which you make a list of ten to do with a certain topic. This week’s topic is “Books I Enjoyed Recently (last yearish) That Weren’t My Typical Genre/Type of Book (or that was out of your comfort zone).”
Lenoreo’s Top Ten:
OK, I will admit that this was a really hard topic for me, b/c I do NOT stray from my typical genres… So I had to stretch it a little bit to get to ten (in that I had to go beyond the last year, and “not my typical genre” may have been stretched too).
- Moon Spell by Samantha Young — I just recently got back into my paranormal readings, and I tend to stay away from werewolf books for no particular reason. But I had this series in my TBR pile, and actually enjoyed it in general.
- Ride the Wind by Starla Hutchton — I tend to shy away from high fantasy and historical books, preferring contemporary/casual language. But this fairytale retelling had me captured despite that.
- Mismatched in Love by Jolene Betty Perry — I’m not a huge reader of religious fiction, since, you know, I’m not religious. But I’ve read other books by this author and loved them, and this one was a treat despite it’s religious tones.
- The Legacy Human by Susan Kaye Quinn — I’m not a huge reader of sci-fi, so I’m counting this one as out of my typical genres…
- The Telepath Chronicles by Various — An anthology of short sci-fi stories — don’t tend to read a lot of short stories, and don’t tend to read a lot of sci-fi…particularly if it doesn’t contain romance.
- Haven by A.R. Ivanovich — This one had elements of fantasy and steampunk to it, both of which I tend to shy away from…and yet I LOVED this one!! Really need to get back to it and read more in this series.
- Darkhouse by Karina Halle — This one is kind of horror light (horror for me anyways), and yet I enjoyed myself b/c I really enjoyed the heroine.
- The Tears of Elios by Crista McHugh — This was a fantasy book that I got sucked into, and I’ve been waiting a few years for a sequel…:(
- And All the Stars by Andrea K. Host — This wasn’t so much b/c it’s sci-fi as much as the very fancy way it was written…it had a more literary feel than the books I tend to gravitate towards.
- The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson — Another book with a fantasy/historical feel that I ended up really loving. But by the time the next books came out, it went up in price hugely and so I’ve never gotten back to it.