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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Top 5 Books I Read that were Outside of my Comfort Zone

I'm going to do five from this week's topic, I can't ever think of 10 for one topic anyway. :)

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Top Five Books I Read that were Outside of my Comfort Zone
  1. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: I read this in my senior year for English class. I didn't really want to, but was intrigued since it was such a classic. It turned out that I had a love-hate relationship with the book, as did many of my classmates. I could see why it was a classic (excellent writing, a bit of a page turner, though slow burning at times), but it didn't suit my taste.
  2. Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling: You may or may not, if anyone reads this, be surprised to learn that this was one of the first books of modern fiction I had ever read. Seeing as I read the whole series, it can be deduced that I enjoyed the books. :) I think J.K Rowling is brilliant.
  3. The Mother Daughter Book Club Series by Heather Vogel Frederick: I haven't read the entire series yet, but this was an entirely foreign branch of fiction to me, being a very modern book (in my opinion). Nonetheless, I found them amusing and refreshing, though all the pre-teen/teenage angst-ish stuff was irritating...Anyway, I enjoyed them discussing their readings of the classics (Anne of Green Gables, which is the only one I can remember at present) and their stories.
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: I didn't really know what to think about this book. At points I wanted to stop reading, finding it boring. At times I thought it very excellent. Love-hate then? I think it was a bit of an acquired taste....
  5. The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald: I also thought of this as modern fiction, being in the 20's swing which was very similar to nowaday's I think. ;) It was another love-hate one (no, not all of the out of my comfort zone books end up in that type of relationship :p), rather odd I thought. I haven't read all these books in a very long time, and only once each, besides Harry Potter, so forgive my bit of vagueness. 

    1 comment:

    1. I love the phrase you used--reading books that are "outside of your comfort zone." For me, The Great Gatsby was certainly one of those. In the end, even though I thought the plot was strange and unnerving, I loved the style and voice of the book. I learned a lot from reading it. And I felt the same about To Kill a Mockingbird, too--it's not what I would regularly read, yet it's a brilliant (and Christian) book with a really interesting voice and style.


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