Welcome back to another Top 5 Wednesday! This fun weekly meme was created by Lainey over at GingerReadsLainey. If you want to join in the fun and be apart of the #T5W … you can find all the details at the GoodReads page.
This week’s topic is Top 5 Books Outside of My Comfort Zone.
As most of you know, or have noticed, I am a Fantasy / Sci-fi reader and reviewer on the most part. So some genres that fall out of my comfort zone would be romance, contemporary, mystery, or classic fiction! Now I’m not saying I don’t like those genres, I’m just saying I enjoy and I am more comfortable in the SFF spectrum. So here are 5 books that I enjoyed that are out of my comfort zone!
5. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Everything, Everything was cute and unique. It follows a girl who is allergic to the world. Because of this her mother has to keep her inside their sanitary house at all times. That is until a boy moves in next door, and she begins to wonder what it’s like to live on the outside. With unique writing, and illustrations and a twist at the end, Everything, Everything should be your next read!
4. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
More Happy Than Not follows a boy, Aaron, who is affected by the events of his father’s suicide. He lives in a low income family and neighborhood. Life seems pretty shitty until a new boy moves into the neighborhood. When his girlfriend goes away to art camp, he befriends the new kid. But the lines begin to blur with their friendship and Aaron starts to have feelings for him. A truly touching and sad coming of age story with LGBT+ themes!
3. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
Tell Me Three Things follows Jessie, as she is uprooted from her life to move to California with her dad and new step mother. After her mom dies, all Jessie can do is count the days since she was last happy. Now that she is in a new home, and a new school, with no friends, things only start to become more difficult for her. But then she receives and anonymous email from someone at her new school that wants to help her out, but also wants to remain secret. You spend the whole novel trying to figure out who this person is. It’s a cute contemporary debut you guys might enjoy!
2. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda is about a boy named Simon. As per the book up above, Simon is conversing in secret with a boy from his school over email. They don’t know who each other is. But one day Simon leaves his email open on the school computer and an unlikely bully begins to blackmail Simon with threats of outing him and his email companion. It’s an adorable coming of age LGBT+ book. It had me guessing until the end who this mysterious “Blue” is!
1. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
The Serpent King is about three friends. Dill the son of a preacher who is in jail for child pornography, Travis, a fantasy book lover and victim of parental abuse from his father, and Lydia, the fashion blogger with big dreams and a great home life. It’s a great story of dreaming bigger then what people tell you you can! Perfect for all contemporary lovers!
I hope you enjoyed my Top 5 Wednesday this week. What are some of your favorite books that were out of your comfort zone?
Until next time,