Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Today’s theme is all about books that we’ve recently enjoyed that aren’t from a genre we typically enjoy. For me, this is a really hard one to discuss because at the end of the day, my reading tastes vary so much. Besides, I don’t typically read something I think I won’t like. So instead, I’m going to post books I’ve recently read that aren’t my usual style or I wouldn’t have typically chosen. Bare with me while I dive into my read list and see what I can come up with.
1. Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
So I’m adding this book to my list, not because it’s not my typical type of book. Actually, it was right up my alley. But based on the cover, I would have never guessed it was a book I would enjoy reading. When I look at this beautiful cover, I feel it’s probably girly, frilly and a romance. In truth, it’s so far from what I would have assumed. It’s a fantastically tragic and beautiful historical fiction novel and had I gone by the cover, I would have really missed out.
2. The Lost Art of Second Chance by Courtney Hunt
Much like the first book on my list, this book’s cover indicates it’s a romance novel. But it’s more than just that. It’s a historical fiction novel that happens to have romance in it. It’s a touching and beautiful story and it’s one I would have never picked up based on the cover. But I’m glad I did, because it’s one of my favorite reads from last year.
Hmm… this is harder than I thought. Most of the books I wouldn’t have normally picked based on the covers, I wound up not enjoying. This is the issue when you read a wide range of books. It’s hard to say I wouldn’t normally read this or that, because I normally read a little of everything.
Can’t wait to see what you all have listed today!