Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That That Were Out Of My Comfort Zone

Top Ten Tuesday was created and is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This week's topic is books that were out of my comfort zones - that ones that were so wildly different from what I'm used to reading. This is most likely going to be a very, very short list since I don't really have that much of a comfort zone, but I'll list what I can remember.

In no particular order:

One Whole & Perfect Day by Judith Clark - This book is not like any other YA out there. It doesn't really focus on a young character. As a matter of fact, if I remember correctly, there's an array of characters of all ages, even a grandfather gets his own chapters in this book. It sort of breaks the mold of an average YA and I was a bit uncomfortable with it at first, but it ended up being a really great novel.

Teach Me by R.A. Nelson - This story about a student/teacher relationship was so dramatic and realistic and after coming off of my Twilight high (since this was the book I read right after) it was extremely out of my comfort zone.

A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer - How could this book be in anyone's comfort zones? I read this in high school and was horrified. Absolutely horrified. Spent one half of the book gasping in the outrage and the other sobbing like a baby. Though it's a very good book, I now stay far, far away from autobiographies.

Like I said - very short list today. Only those three books have ever made me uncomfortable. What about you? What books pushed you out of your comfort zone?


  1. It sounds like what Child Called It did to you, Angela's Ashes did to me. *Gaaahh* how can people treat children so horribly??

  2. I have read one book by R.A. Nelson and it shocked me, so I'm interested in checking out Teach Me.