Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the Out Of My Comfort Tag, which I found on Book Dragons. Onto the post!
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!
I read MG fantasy the most, so will exclude everything from that genre.
A Book That Is An Exception When It Comes To Genres Or Elements You Don’t Typically Like
The Middler. I tend not to enjoy dystopian books but I really liked that one. I guess Boy in the Tower (which is one of my favourite books) has some dystopian elements too.
A Book You Enjoyed From A Genre You Previously Held Some Stigma Against
I don’t think I hold stigma against any genre really? I don’t read a lot of sci fi or dystopia but that’s just down to personal preference, I don’t look down on them or anyone who reads them in the slightest.
A Book You Didn’t Know Was Out Of Your Comfort Zone Until You Started Reading It
I’m really not sure! I tend to research books before I acquire them and pick them up, so usually by the time I get to them I’m pretty sure of what they are. I hadn’t realised Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue was fantasy as well as historical and romance before picking it up, but I’m not averse to fantasy so it wasn’t THAT out of my comfort zone.
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?
Charlotte and I have pretty different tastes most of the time, and I’m fairly sure I wouldn’t have picked up State of Sorrow (and by proxy Song of Sorrow!) without her. And I love that duology, so I’m very glad I read them.
A Book That Is Out of Your Comfort Zone, But You Would Like to Read
I don’t read a lot of adult books, but I’ve been trying to change that this year; I’ve already dipped my toe into some non fiction and I’m planning to give some fiction a try. I’m particularly excited about the Flatshare by Beth O’ Leary, so I’ll say that as my answer.
A Book/Genre So Outside Of Your Comfort Zone That You’ll Probably Never Give It A Chance
Ooh I don’t know. Anything really heavy-duty sci fi or dystopia I guess? I’m also a bit intimidated by high fantasy and literary fiction.
What are your thoughts on the books I’ve mentioned? Which books have you went out of your comfort zone, and are there any others you especially want to read? I’d love to hear in the comments!