Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday #67

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Ten Books I Enjoyed Recently that Weren't My Typical Type of Book

I'll probably have to include books that I read last year or the year before that since I haven't read much out of my comfort zone lately.

1. Cogling by Jordan Elizabeth - This was my first steampunk book. It's fantasy so definitely my type of read but the steampunk-ness was completely new for me. (My review)

2. The Martian by Andy Weir - It's been a while since I read any sci-fi--especially something that has no fantasy in it--but I really enjoyed this book. I still need to watch the movie!

3. Fable: Blood of Heroes by Jim C. Hines - This one is fantasy but I'm including it because it is based off of a video game which is kind of rare and new to me.

4. The October Faction #1 by Steve Niles & Damian Worm - This is a graphic novel and I really don't read enough of them. 

5. Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman - Gaiman is one of my absolute favorite authors but I rarely ever read collections of short stories. 

6. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart - I'm not sure if this identifies as any other genre more than contemporary but it's a genre that I almost never read as I don't particularly enjoy reading everyday life stories. The ending got me though. 

7. The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom - I had this recommended to be a lot when it came out but I did not want to read it at all. Then so many years later I kept hearing about the author being so-and-so's favorite and when my mom read it and mentioned it to me, I finally decided to give it a chance and I'm glad I did. 

8. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta - Another contemporary and the begiining bored me a lot but by the end I really enjoyed it.


  1. I want to read The Martian by Andy Weir! I keep hearing so many amazing things about that story! And I completely agree about Jellicoe Road, it took a while before I got into the story also.
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

  2. I've heard really good thing about The Martian! My TTT