Hello and welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post!
This week’s theme is…
July 6th: Favorite Books Outside Your Comfort Zone
» The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
Genre: High Fantasy
I don’t read much fantasy in general, let alone HIGH fantasy. I read this book back in high school MANY years ago. I loved it so much. I am long overdue for a re-read.
» The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
I am not one for inspirational books. They always feel too “preachy” to me. The Alchemist was unlike anything I had read before. This book was beautiful and profound. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it and even more surprised with the lessons this book taught be about life. You can read more here → 5 Things The Alchemist Taught Me About Life
» A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Again, not much for fantasy, but this book blew me away. Schwab is an absolutely brilliant writer. Definitely one of my new found favorite authors! You can read my review here → Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
» The Orchard: A Memoir by Theresa Weir
Genre: Nonfiction > Memoir
I rarely read nonfiction because it usually bores me to tears. I actually picked this book up on accident during a thrift store excursion. I failed to notice that instead of the fictional book I thought it was, that it was actually a memoir. I decided to give it a try anyways and am glad I did! You can read my review here → Book Review: The Orchard by Theresa Weir
» The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Genre: YA Science Fiction > Dystopia
When I read the book synopsis for this book I literally thought to myself “this isn’t my type of book at all!” I am so happy that I gave this series a chance.