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This weeks list is all about comfort zones! Which books have you read outside of your comfort zone? I should first explain what my comfort zone is because some of the books on my list most would question because they're absolutely spectacular! Usually I go straight for a Paranormal Romance, Young Adult, or Fantasy novel. On occasion I do go for a plain old romance, or historical romance!
The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
Yes I know! How could I not think I'd like this book? but I must admit I judged it by the cover right off the bat. Also I had never read a dystopian novel nor one about kids killing other kids, but a friend of mine swore it was amazing, and it definitely was!
by Cassandra Clare
Once again I know how could I NOT want to read City of Bones? But again I wasn't too sure about the whole angel lore, nor was I crazy about the style of writing. Although all that soon changed as I started to read the book, and now I can confirm I am obsessed with Cassandra Clare and her world of Shadow Hunters!
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn
by Alison Goodman
This was an impulse buy because I absolutely LOVED the cover. But once I got home I thought I probably wasn't going to enjoy it as much as I had originally thought. The culture was different from what I was use to reading, and also I was absolutely lost on dragon and asian lore. But as it turned out I couldn't put it down for two days straight!
by Becca Fitzpatrick
Honestly the half naked guy on the cover had drawn me to this book. Angel lore at this point was totally lost on me, and I thought this book was a little too young for me. But I was SO wrong! This is one of my top 5 must reads for anyone! (I can't believe I almost didn't get to experience Patch!)
by Jane Austen
I read this a couple years ago before I became the romance fanatic I currently am. This book took me by surprise I thought I wasn't going to like it because it was too classical for my liking but that was not true at all!
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
by Ann Brashares
My cousin gave this to me to read up north camping one year, and I thought "ugh chick lit, I am going to HATE this" - wow I was so naive then, lol. I absolutely loved it! Definitely not my normal Paranormal Romance, haha.
A Game of Thrones
by George R. R. Martin
Not your average fantasy novel, and the only reason I read it was because just recently it was produced into a TV show by HBO, so I wanted to read it before I watched it. I thought it was TOO fantasy for me, but once again I was totally off with my presumptions; and now I am addicted!
by Diana Gabaldon
A university friend gave this too me to read while I was sick with the flu, and I thought it was too adult for me; not enough young adult angst, lol. But the historical aspect appealed too me and boy I fell hard for Jamie - he is one sexy highlander! Diana has built an amazing love story that transcends time and war; it is definitely a must read for anyone!
by Libba Bray
This book was a bit of a surprise for me. I thought I was going to like it when I had first gotten it as a present, but then I read the excerpt and thought it was too far fetched for me. I didn't quite understand the storyline or what supernatural being she was trying to portray. But Libba Bray quickly stole many lost hours of sleep once I started reading it! It was spectacular, and mysterious! Not the usual type of book I would read!
by Sophie Kinsella
I can't believe I almost passed this over one day at the book store. I thought "ugh another chick lit" book! I wasn't a huge fan of the Shopaholic series as every other girl in my grade 11 classes were. Bu I thought I'd give another one of her books a shot, and I definitely loved it! Still the whole "chick lit" genre isn't my forte, obviously there are a few that have broken through my paranormal, Y.A. shield though, lol.