Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Top Ten Recent Books Outside My Normal Genres

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish

February 23:  Ten Books I Enjoyed Recently (last yearish) That Weren't My Typical Genre/Type of Book (or that was out of your comfort zone)

I could only come up with seven, because most of my reading is of course by definition, my typical fare. These are a bit outside the norm. I didn’t love them all. Click the title/hyperlink for the review.

One Hundred Years ofSolitude by Gabriel García Márquez becase I’d not heard of the novel or the author, or magical realism

I, Claudius by Robert Graves because I don’t read a lot of historical fiction

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov because I don’t read a lot of poetry or metafiction

Dune by Frank Herbert because I don’t read a lot of Sci-Fi

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler because I don’t read a lot of detective/crime novels

Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather because I don’t read a lot of westerns

Beloved by Toni Morrison because I don’t read a lot of novels about slavery


  1. This was a hard list this week to come up with stuff!

    My TTT.

    Also, feel free to check out the last week of our giveaway!

    1. Thanks for the feedback. I'll check you list.

  2. The Big Sleep was fantastic - Raymond Chandler is one of my favorites! :)

    Check out my TTT.

    1. Not my favorite genre...but I imagine Chandler is the Gold Standard.


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