Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Top Ten Tuesdays (8)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. There is a new list topic weekly to write, and tons of other bloggers participate, and  you can jump around and see what everyone else thinks! This weeks list is as follows:

Ten Books That I Read That Were Outside Of My Comfort Zone (whether you liked them or not)

1) The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
This was the first book of this type I had read, and I LOVED IT
The Hunger Games

2) Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling
These are not the typical books I would have read, the first 4 were already out before I started to read them, and again, I LOVED THEM!!
Harry Potter Boxset (Harry Potter, #1-7)

3) Twilight Series - Stephenie Meyer
This was the first vampire book I read, and I liked it, and read a lot more of them now.
The Twilight Saga (Twilight, #1-4)

4) The Pillars of the Earth - Kenn Follett
Not normally a book I would have read, but I was on vacation and borrowed it, and I enjoyed it.
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)

5) Freakonomics - Steven D. Lewitt
This book was popular for a little while, and I picked it up to feel socially relevant, it was interesting, but not good
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

6) A Million Little Pieces - James Frey
Again, this was very popular once upon a time, so I read it, but it wasn't my type of book. I liked it, but it lost its luster when it turned out not to be totally true
A Million Little Pieces

That's all I can think of. I have a lot of books on my TBR list that are outside my comfort zone, but I guess I haven't gotten around to reading many of them!! I should stop picking all of the same types!!

Suggestions are welcome :)


  1. I love Economics but didn't enjoy the data dump so much in Freakenomics.
    Loved, loved, loved Pillars of the Earth.

  2. Pillars of the Earth was kind of out of my zone, too. But I found it wasn't that hard to get through the 900+ pages. I really quite enjoyed it!

  3. I almost included the Hunger Games, then realized I had read Uglies first - which was technically my first dystopian. I never thought of including HP, but it would have been a great addition!

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  4. Pillars of the Earth sounds like a good read. Nice, diverse list. I think Harry Potter's a great choice too.

  5. Wow. The Pillars of the Earth was a hefty one. My boss lent it to me and I think it sat on my shelf for about a year - UNREAD. Lol. Great list!

  6. I just couldn't like the Hunger Games, but I did gradually become a fan of Twilight.
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  7. I love The Hunger Game and Harry Potter :)

  8. The Hunger Games is all over the place today! I'm not really into non-fiction, but the apple/orange thing on the cover of Freakonomics is pretty awesome!

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  9. Harry Potter is my favorite book series, and I love the Hunger Games!! (:

  10. I like your list. It seems many were reluctant about Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and Twilight. Probably the three series' I had no problem with at all. xD

    All my best,

  11. OMG good call on Harry Potter!!! I can't believe it didn't even occur to me.. I totally didn't get what the hype was till I finally read it.. Can't believe I forgot that... >_<

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