The Out of My Comfort Zone Book Tag

Hello everyone,

I was recently tagged by Shaz for this challenge. Thank you so much, Shaz! It looks like a really interesting and fun tag to do, so here goes…

There is just one rule:

You have to pick ONE GENRE that you frequently read about… and then, you can’t use ANY books from that genre while answering the questions!

The genre I read the most is mystery/thriller, and at the outset it feels like it might be difficult not to immediately think of these books upon reading the questions!

1. A Book That Is An Exception When It Comes To Genres Or Elements You Don’t Typically Like

I don’t normally go for science-fiction, but this book was recommended to me a few years ago and I quite liked it. The writing style was witty and fast-paced, while the plot was creative and absorbing.

2. A Book You Enjoyed From A Genre You Previously Held Some Stigma Against

Time for a major book blogger confession! It took me a VERY long time to start reading YA, because I partly convinced myself I probably would not like the genre.

I could hardly have been more wrong – after reading The Fault In Our Stars and loving it, I had read and enjoyed loads more YA!

3. A Book You Didn’t Know Was Out Of Your Comfort Zone Until You Started Reading It

This is an autobiographical novel with a unique writing style, and I didn’t like it one bit. As well as being distinctly uninteresting, the quality of the writing was poor and I skimmed through most of it.

4. Pick A Friend Who Motivates You To Pick Up Books You Might Not Normally Be Interested In – Is There A Book They Convinced You To Give A Try?

I don’t read much non-fiction anymore, but my friend Gem suggested this book as one that we could buddy read. I really liked it – as well as being beautifully written, the story it tells is remarkable.

5. A Book That Is Out of Your Comfort Zone, But You Would Like to Read

The idea behind this book sounds so intriguing! I have read a lot of interesting thoughts on it, and I am fascinated to see how Elizabeth Acevedo combines poetry with storytelling.

6. A Book/Genre So Outside Of Your Comfort Zone That You’ll Probably Never Give It A Chance

I think it is unlikely that I will read much romance, but I certainly don’t think I will ever read erotica.

I Tag:


Happy reading 🙂

22 thoughts on “The Out of My Comfort Zone Book Tag

  1. I was the same with TFIOS, I recently read it and was impressed.
    Genres I don’t read are hard crime, romance and high fantasy (dragons etc). Just doesn’t appeal.
    I can’t stand erotica – I’ve tried and it just makes me cringe while reading it!

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  2. Ugh, i tried to read On the Road years ago, but gave up. I was wondering if it was cuz it was a translated version… But there are so many books around now that i know will be cool, so i just can’t be bothered 😀

    I’m planning to read Fault in our Stars this year 🙂 I’m experimenting with YA books too. Like quite a few from what i read, but overall it’s still not that many.

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    1. It was hard to stay interested while reading On The Road, I do kind of regret not choosing to DNF it!
      I have started reading more YA, too. Hope you enjoy The Fault in our Stars 🙂


  3. I would have probably picked The Fault in Our Stars for this category too! I used to step away from YA but I think that this is the first YA book that I read that really made me step back and reflect on the genre. Thanks for the tag, I’m looking forward to posting my choices!

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