Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.
The original theme for this week is books that you read and enjoyed that were out of our comfort zones. Personally I don’t feel like I have a comfort zone because I like to dabble in a little bit of everything. Therefore, I though it would be fun to write about the books that I was hesitant to read at first glance.
1. Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry: I actually loved this book but when I first read the synopsis the biker gang community threw me off. This was mainly because my previous knowledge of these communities were based on stereotypes and I am so glad I ended up reading this because it offered a new perspective on this community.
2.Uprooted by Naomi Novik: This book sat on my shelf for months before I picked it up and I don’t really know why I was so reluctant to read it. I think part of it may have been due to the hype but maybe I just wasn’t feeling it at the time.
3. The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson: I had been keeping my eye on this trilogy for a while but I never had the courage to pick it up. I’d obviously heard amazing things about the series but I think the intensity of the books, not just in content but in its size as well had me on the fence for so long. Naturally once I read it I loved it and couldn’t wait to get to the next one but at first I was definitely hesitant.
4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: Magical realism is not my go-to genre and that’s why I was hesitant to pick up this book. Once again I loved this book but because I wasn’t all too familiar with the genre I was nervous pick up the book.
5. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith: The title put me off the book. I thought this was going to be such a cheesy book full of your typical romantic cliches. Thankfully I was pleasantly surprised when I read the book and I found it was actually quite realistic in its portrayal.
6. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: Honestly the title put me off. I thought this book would be full of over the top fangirl tropes and just really cheesy. Again I was wrong and I was kicking myself for putting it off for so long.
7. I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak: Markus Zusak is one of my all time favourite authors. However, when it came to this book I prolonged reading it because I heard so many negative things about the ending. While I understand their qualms I personally wasn’t that annoyed by it.
8. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare: I’d seen this series floating around and I was curious about the series but I wasn’t excited about it. I have since read the books and while I enjoyed them I still wasn’t blown away.
9. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan: I read the series about three years ago and the main reason I was hesitant to read it was because I don’t really read a lot of middle grade books and now this series is in my favourites so the lesson of the story is; never judge a book by it’s label.
10. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill: My first experience with time travel. Time travel is a hit or miss for me because a lot of the time I just don’t understand the mechanisms. However. this book was easy to follow and it had a pretty engaging story to it.