Top Ten Tuesday: Out of My Usual Genre Books I Recently Enjoyed

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays: a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of February 23, 2016 is about books we enjoyed last year that were not of our usual genre. I can’t recall many books that were out of my comfort zone around last year, so some of them are from this year and are marked with *.

1. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman*
Normally I don’t read magical realism, so this book surprised me with how much I enjoyed it.

2. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson*
This book did have fantasy elements in it, but it also had historical fiction elements, which is not my usual genre. Despite how much time the main character spends traveling, it was still a pretty fascinating read.

Walk On Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson

3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
I normally don’t read biographies, but I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this book.

4. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
I’m more of a fantasy than a mystery reader, but I really enjoyed this mystery novel and it’s definitely one of my favorite Agatha Christie novels.

5. The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Although this is not one of my all time favorite books, I’m glad I picked this book up. I’m not sure what genre it falls under, but it is unlike most other books I’ve read.

6. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Since I began reading YA, I haven’t read middle grade as much, but I read Coraline since I heard it was creepy and it was very enjoyable.

7. On Writing by Stephen King
Normally I don’t read nonfiction, but this book was pretty enjoyable.

8. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart*
Normally I don’t read YA contemporary or realistic fiction, but I’m glad I picked this book up. It was a captivating read with a twist ending.

9. The Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein*
Although there were several aspects I disliked in this book, I did find it to be a relatively entertaining read.

10. I Was Here by Gayle Forman*
I was a little disappointed by this book, but once the action picked up I fairly enjoyed it.

Which of these books on your TBR? What are your thoughts on them?  What books are on your TTT? Feel free to post a link to your TTT in a comment 🙂


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