TOP TEN TUESDAY : Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone

Happy Tuesday y’all! I’m doing TTT after a long time! I missed doing it. Hope to get my groove back this September.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.


THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL

It took me a long time to actually pick up this book because the idea of reading the book about a girl who is about to be executed by the Nazis disturbed me like nothing else. But I finally made myself read it and I regret nothing.

ME BEFORE YOU

I’m not comfortable with themes of euthanasia. Nor do I have any taste for books where a protagonist dies. I didn’t have any idea that these things would be included in the book, but I still enjoyed the book.

THE SEVEN AND HALF DEATHS OF EVELYN HARDCASTLE


Time loops are not my thing. It’s too convoluted for my reading taste. And even though I was confused by a lot that was going on in the book. But I definitely savored every word of this book.

OUTLANDER

I also have no taste for time travel. But Outlander is a book that I really liked. It had the right amount of romance, action, adventure and suspense. But the series only gets worse. I didn’t even get past the first 3 books.

 

ALL THE PRETTY MONSTERS

Nothing could be more out of my comfort zone than reverse harem. I doubt if I’ll ever read this genre again, but I can’t deny how much I loved the series of All the Pretty Monsters.

TRANSCEND DUET

I love Jewel E. Ann as much as I hate love triangles. But my love for the author was justified as she did a pretty great job with the love triangle with it. Themes like reincarnation are also out of my comfort zone but I loved how this theme was executed in the book.

FEARLESS
Motorcycle club books are not my cup of tea. Fearless by Lauren Gilley was an exception.

KULTI

I was initially very uncomfortable with romances having big age difference between the main couple. Now I’m more open to reading books with this theme. And I think Kulti played a big part in that.

DIRTY RED

Reading a book with the ‘Other woman’ of the series as the protagonist isn’t something I thought I’d ever do and enjoy. But this was the second book of the trilogy and I really liked seeing the world from the eyes of a character I hated.

RUNNING BAREFOOT

Teacher-Student romances are not a genre you’ll find me reading usually. But I picked this book because of my love for Amy Harmon. And it exceeded my expectations. This was much more than a teacher-student romance, it was all about a girl and her journey to finding herself..

 

 

TOP TEN TUESDAY : THOUGHT PROVOKING BOOK QUOTES

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

The topic this week is top ten inspirational or thought provoking quotes. Here we go –


 

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“It’s funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that’s why humans find it so hard getting over love affairs. It’s not the pain they’re getting over, it’s the love.”
“Wishes don’t just come true. They’re only the target you paint around what you want. You still have to hit the bull’s-eye yourself.”
“And apologies, once postponed, become harder and harder to make, and finally impossible.”
“Anyhow, I’ve learned one thing now. You only really get to know people when you’ve had a jolly good row with them. Then and then only can you judge their true characters!”
 “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”
“I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.”
Emma
“I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse.
I am not a muse.
I am the somebody.
End of fucking story.”
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”