22 February 2016

Five Times I Stepped Outside of My Reading Comfort Zone and Loved It

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There are a few genres I never delve into, like erotica and romance with shirtless guys on the cover. Then there are genres that I'm not very familiar with. For instance, classics, sword and sorcery, and poetry. Every once in a while, I do like to make an exception, and sometimes I find real literary gems.
 
Here are five books that I found outside of my usual reading comfort zone that turned out to be pretty great.
 
 
1. The first and only Gothic romance I have read so far is Jane Eyre. Click on the picture and find out why I loved this book so much.
 


2. Tooth and Claw
 
Romance and etiquette among dragons. Not my usual cop of tea. But this book was a pleasant surprise (link to the review in the picture).
 
 
 
3. The Casebook of Newbury and Hobbs
 
And so began my journey on the Steampunk train...
 
 
 
4. Darth Vader and Son
 
If I'm going to read a children's book, I'm going to read one about Daddy Vader.
 
 
 
 
5. Quantum Lyrics
 
Poetry has never been my strong suit. I used to love to write poems as a kid (and they were pretty good), but I have since lost the ability to make words rhyme. And to read poems properly. But this science fiction- inspired collection is just beautiful and mesmerising.
 
 
 
 
 

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