Out of my comfort zone tag

I saw this tag on Kristin Kraves Books blog and I was interested to explore that concept of a reading comfort zone and see if I had actually stepped out of mine this year!

I picked up ‘To Kill a Kingdom’ by Alexandra Christo as the group book for the Aphrodite group in the mythathon.

Usually I don’t gravitate towards retellings. I’m not sure what it is about them but something I just don’t find enjoyable about them.

However I did find myself flying through this book with more enjoyment than I would of expected.

‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a contemporary I picked up this year after hearing a lot of hype about it in the book community.

I was hopeful but didn’t hold my breath as contemporary is not a genre I usually enjoy… I was BLOWN away!

Daisy Jones and the Six is a great introduction to contemporaries. If you aren’t sure about the genre, start here!

I honestly thought that ‘Beyond a Darkened Shore’ by Jessica Leake was going to be another norse vikingish book that I would read along with ‘Sky in the Deep’ an ‘Warrior of the Wild’.

I wasn’t completely wrong but I definitely found elements of this book gorier than what I usually read – Sarah J. Maas excluded.

It is definitely one that has really stuck with me for that reason.

I have been looking to getting into poetry just a little bit. I’m not claiming to be an aficionado but I wanted to have a look at what was out there. Britt from Brittany the Bibliophile on YouTune was the reason I picked up ‘The Princess Saves Herself in This One’ by Amanda Lovelace and It was definitely worth the read.

When I heard ‘Wilder Girls’ by Rory Power was about a disease spreading on an island and only teenagers remain I knew I wanted to read this book.

What I didn’t know was that ‘Wilder Girls’ was actually a HORROR!

I have never read a horror book because I am a total scardy cat, but I still want to read ‘Wilder Girls’. One I will be picking up in the day time only.

I really think the saying ‘Never say never’ applies here. I’ve never wanted to read a horror before but here we are with ‘Wilder Girls’ by Rory Power.

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