Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Ten Books I Enjoyed Recently That Weren't My Typical Genre/Type of Book

I'm joining in with Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is Ten Books I Enjoyed Recently That Weren't My Typical Genre or Type of Book. Apparently I don't read out of my comfort zone enough since I could only think of seven, but here is my list.

(covers link to Goodreads)

The first four books are all contemporary fiction, which is a genre I rarely read.

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1. Paper Cuts by Yvonne Coppard and Sandy Rideout


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2. Lizzy & Jane by Katherine Reay


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3. All Fall Down by Ally Carter


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4. Rose's Blog by Hilary McKay
(This is a kind of appendix to the Casson Family series, which is one of my favourite series ever, just saying. Although given that, I'm not sure it entirely fits on this list, but it's in a genre I don't read much of, so I'm including it anyway.)

Other books that don't quite fit what I "normally" read:

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5. Selected Poems of Christina Rossetti by Christina Rossetti
I don't read a lot of poetry. But I did enjoy this.
(Note: this isn't the edition I read, which was the Bloomsbury edition, but I can't find that one on Goodreads.)


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6. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
This was pretty heavy on suspense and much more intense (emotionally) than I would usually go for. I'm not sure that I could say I enjoyed it exactly, at least whilst I was reading it, but it was a good book which I'm glad I read. (If that makes sense.)


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7. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
This falls into the genre of humour (which I don't usually read), and is also set in the near future, as of when it was written (I'm not sure what genre that makes it exactly, but again it's not something I usually read).

4 comments:

  1. I'm planning on reading Code Name Verity this year, hopefully I enjoy it more than you did.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/top-ten-tuesday-45/

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    1. I hope you enjoy it too - like I said, I thought it was a good book and I did enjoy parts of it, it was just a bit too intense for me.

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  2. I love Katherine Reay! Yay!! :) My TTT

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    1. Yes - I'm reading Dear Mr. Knightley at the moment and am enjoying it a lot :)

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