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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed Recently That Weren’t My Typical Genre


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week they suggest a new theme with a list for bloggers to choose from. This week was books that weren’t my typical genre/were out of my comfort zone.

I don’t actually know why this is, but I never really read that much sci-fi, even though every sci-fi book I’ve read, I loved.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff was one of these.


Re-tellings were something that I hadn’t read at all until last year. And then I read quite a few of them (all were amazing!)
These were:
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses

And The Wrath and the Dawn by Reneé Ahdieh.

The Wrath and the dawn

Both of these were fantasy retellings, and they were both gorgeously written with their own spins on them. I CANNOT WAIT for each of their sequels this year! 🙂

I’ve read a lot of contemporary, but I was quite shocked to find that I hadn’t, until last year again, read many that had a huge, main focus on mental health.
One of these was:
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Finding Audrey

This book showed social anxiety in a way that is real, and honest.
This wasn’t out of my comfort zone, but it is something that needs to be spoken about in books more, and topics like this are being spoken about more, which is great! I’m definitely going to try and read more books that focus on mental health this year.

These are only five of the books that weren’t my typical genre/ were out of my comfort zone but some of the books on my TBR that are from genres that I haven’t  read much of and want to read more of are:

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by  Becky Albertalli

Simon vs

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

More Happy Than Not

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and prejudice

Legend by Marie Lu


What are some of the books you’ve recently enjoyed that weren’t your typical choice?


11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed Recently That Weren’t My Typical Genre

    1. Retellings are AMAZING! I can’t wait to read more of them this year! 🙂
      The sequels to those two are two of my most anticipated reads of the year 😀
      I’ll go check out your TTT post now!


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