Sorry for such a late post! I put this halfway together this morning, walked away and never came back.
In the end, you still got the post though. 😉
Before answering the following questions, the creator of this book tag asked all participants to determine what books are out of their comfort zone by excluding a particular genre of books from their answers.
I’m planning to exclude fantasy, science fiction, YA contemporary. Genres I typically gravitate away from include mysteries, horror, and a lot of adult fiction.
1. A book that is an exception when it comes to genres or elements in books that you don’t typically like.
I’m not a big fan of horror genre, so I’m going to go with The Silence of the Lambs. I was so surprised by how much I actually enjoyed the novel.
2. A book you enjoyed from a genre you previously held some stigma about.
I actually feel like this would fall into the YA contemporary category. I used to have the opinion that contemporary was just annoying teen girls that all fall in love. I’m going to say Eliza and Her Monsters helped break my notion that all contemporary is the same thing.
3. A book you didn’t know was actually out of your comfort zone until you started reading it.
The Darkest Corners. While this novel is suspense/thriller, it wasn’t something I’d typically read.
4. Pick a friend or BookTuber that motivates you to pick up books you might not normally be interested in. What is one book out of your norm that they convinced you to give a try?
Honestly, Jenn and Caitlynn are the two people that encourage me to read new and different things regularly. Jenn really helped me get over my prejudice toward contemporaries, while Caitlynn has gotten me into books that I’d never have considered an option.
5. A book that is out of your comfort zone that you would like to read.
Hmm. I’m not sure. I’d love some recommendations though!
6. A book or genre so out of what you normally read that you’ll probably never give it a chance.
Anything in the Romance genre, to be honest. I like relationships in books, but I absolutely hate books that are centered around relationships.