It’s easy to stick to our comfort zone when it comes to reading. I tend to gravitate toward favorite authors or genres when it comes to selecting items to read or for my TBR pile.
But, every once in a while, you go for something different.
The leads us to the subject of today’s Top Ten Tuesday: the books you can’t believe you’ve read.
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas : While not outside of my comfort reading zone, this revenge take is one I can’t believe I’ve read simply because of it’s size. I wasn’t going to be satisfied unless I read the unedited version. So, that’s what I did. It took a while, but it was worth it.
- The Host by Stephanie Meyer: I listened to three of the four Twilight novels as audiobooks and found myself less enamored with each one. So, it still puzzles me that I picked up this long novel by Meyer and read it.
- Time Slave by John Norman: Read about half of this one as part of sf/f discussion group. It was terrible for so many reasons, not the least of which was how misogynistic it is.
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon: A friend told me the character of Jaime was based on the second Doctor’s companion, Jaime. So, I had to give it a try. And I enjoyed it, for the most part. But I’ve not felt tempted to read the rest of the series yet. (Though I am curious about the TV adaptation)
- Lucifer’s Hammer by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle: I’ve read this one not once, but twice. Both times it was for sf/f book groups. It’s a disaster story about an asteroid coming to slam into our planet. The book is so full of unlikable characters that I found myself rooting for the asteroid to hurry up and end all of these characters’ misery.