Time again for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and Bookish). This week’s question asks us to look at/recommend books that are outside our usual comfort reading comfort zone. I may not make it to ten, but here are some of them I’ve picked up and enjoyed recently.
- A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor. I enjoy sci-fi and fantasy short stories, but I’ve recently tried to broaden my short story horizons a bit. And this is a great collection of short stories.
- Mistletoe, Merriment and Murder by Sara Rossett. I like a good mystery, but I’m not usually drawn to the cozy mysteries. But this holiday-themed entry in this on-going series caught my eye and was a lot of fun. I may have to read more of this series that involves a military wife’s various run-ins with murder and mayhem.
- Armor by John Steakley. I enjoy a good sci-fi novel and while I do have a couple of favorites in the military sci-fi section, I’m not usually drawn there. But this one was an interesting read and it has an interesting twist.
- Quaker Summer by Lisa Samson. I’ve read Samson’s novels in the past and really enjoyed them. But they’re not in my typical wheelhouse — though I’m not sure why. Strong characters facing interesting challenges and life dilemmas. I really should read more by her and not worry that they’re classified in the “women’s fiction” section.
That’s about it for now. I’m curious to see what everyone else finds.