Hello everyone! I hope you all are doing well in the strange period between Christmas and New Year which is also known as Crimbo Limbo! I was recently tagged for The Out of My Comfort Zone Book Tag by the lovely Kelly. Thank you, Kelly! This tag was originally created by Emma @ emmmabooks on YouTube. The one rule is:
You have to pick ONE GENRE that you frequently read about… and then, you can’t use ANY books from that genre while answering the questions!
My most read genre is YA fantasy so let’s see if I can branch out of my comfort zone!
1. A Book That Is An Exception When It Comes To Genres Or Elements You Don’t Typically Like
Here’s the thing: I’m a scaredy-cat. You can understand why horror books give me the heebie-jeebies. One of the few exceptions to this is Carrie by Stephen King. Yes there are some gory scenes, but thankfully I didn’t find it frightening. In fact it was quite a thrilling read!
2. A Book You Enjoyed From A Genre You Previously Held Some Stigma Against
For some strange reason, I never used to read thrillers. Maybe it’s because I am generally not a fan of unreliable narrators. Unless it’s done well. And that’s where Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn comes in. This book had me hooked and I found it so compelling! It’s definitely made me want to read more from this genre.
3. A Book You Didn’t Know Was Out Of Your Comfort Zone Until You Started Reading It
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift which is a satirical novel. While it is an imaginative travelogue, I realised pessimistic satire is not my cup of tea. Also, there is a lot of poop humour. To which I say:
4. Pick A Friend Who Motivates You To Pick Up Books You Might Not Normally Be Interested In – Is There A Book They Convinced You To Give A Try?
I don’t think I have ever read a graphic novel. That’s pretty shocking, right? Thankfully, Aurora has recommended The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill. It looks so cute, with adorable illustrations and diverse characters. All in all, this book sounds fantabulous so I need to check it out! And as Aurora said, it’s free to read online.
5. A Book That Is Out of Your Comfort Zone, But You Would Like to Read
It’s been a while since I have read a contemporary novel and Crazy Rich Asians sounds like a fun book! I think it will be interesting to compare it with the recent movie adaptation.
6. A Book/Genre So Outside Of Your Comfort Zone That You’ll Probably Never Give It A Chance
I will probably never read erotica.
If you would also like to do this, I tag you!