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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside My Comforts Zone

Top Ten Tuesday is held by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl
Today’s topic is a freebie so I decided to do books that I enjoyed that are outside my comfort zone.

1. Welcome to America ~ Anne Tyler
This was one of the first books I remember reading post women’s studies graduate degree. It was a slow read but delves into the concept of Americanization using adoption and the examination of day to day lives, relationships, and experiences.

2. Freaks Like Us ~ Susan Vaught
This book hit me right in my psychology feels which is an area that I have a background in but had stepped away from at the time. Realistic and gritty the whole way through.

3. Tess of the D’Ubervilles ~ Thomas Hardy
I read this for my advance English class in 12th grade (I think) and actually really enjoyed it. This was a surprise to me as I did not have a good experience with one or the authors prior works (Far From The Madding Crown). Of course that may have been to the way it was taught

4. The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black ~ E.B. Hudspeth
This biography is a work of fiction but it gave me the creepy crawlys from beginning to end. The things that Dr. Spencer Black believes are a bit disturbing to say the least.

5. The Hallowed Ones ~ Laura Bickle
The Amish and the supernatural is not a combination that is normally on my radar. The Hallowed Ones was definitely worth the read though.

6. The Illuminae ~ Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
I love me some good science fiction but The Illuminae is in a category of its own. The way each chapter was written and broken down with graphics was just so much fun.

7. A History Of The World in 12 Maps ~ Jerry Brotton
This one caught my eye at the library and I really enjoyed it. It expanded my previously limited knowledge of maps and cartography.

8. Beyond the Gender Binary ~ Alok Vaid-Menon
This was very informative without being judgemental. I really liked how it was written and how helpful it was.

9. The Maidens ~ Alex Michaelidas
Murder? Mystery? Greek mythology? Not my usual choice of reading but still pretty enjoyable.

10. Anna Dressed In Blood ~ Kendare Blake
Stomach turning unexpected read that I had trouble putting down.

What are some books that have been outside your comfort zone?

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