Top Five Wednesdays started on Goodreads back in 2013. At the beginning of every month Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes posts a topic for each Wednesday and bloggers, vloggers and overall book fans are encouraged to respond with their top five.
This week is top five of your favorite books outside your comfort zone. Let me know what you think in the comments!
1. milk and honey by Rupi Kaur
I usually hate poetry. That being said, I keep raving about this collection by Rupi Kaur. She explores topics such as violence, abuse, love, loss, heartbreak, femininity, and healing. And the way in which she writes is super conversational and relatable. Little drawings she includes make the collection that much more beautiful. You can read my review of milk and honey here.
2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
When I heard about Cinder I didn’t think I’d like it. All the good reviews I saw didn’t matter, I just didn’t thing cyborgs, androids, and space would do it for me. Boy was I wrong. This series of fairytale retellings was so much more than I expected and so unique. I binge read all the books. You can read my review of Cinder here.
3. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
I watched the first three episodes of the show and quit. Didn’t even think about it for another year, tried watching again and got hooked. After that I just had to read the books. And while I love the books, they’re not something I’d normally read. High fantasy and intense world building adult novels usually aren’t my go-to.
4. The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan
This is the story of how two people began and ended a relationship. What makes it so amazing is that it’s told through dictionary entries. This book is so different—style and format wise—than anything I’ve ever read. It made it a little intimidating, but after a couple pages I fell in love.
5. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
I’ve been reading a lot of young adult lately and very little adult fiction—besides what I’ve been assigned for classes. That’s why I was a little intimidated and worried when I picked up Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. It definitely opened me up to reading more books by the author and similar adult books. You can read my review of Me Before You here.