Another week started, the first one in September and I am very happy that it’s Tuesday again! Today, I’ll be listing the books I enjoyed although I don’t usually read that genre or don’t usually like the subject! Let’s go!
#1 Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
I’m normally not a person reading a lot of non-fiction or educational, historical books, so enjoying Sapiens was a huge and welcoming deal for me!
#2 Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Contemporary, coming of age YA novels are normally too cliché and all too much the same for me to really enjoy them, but as I was really able to relate to Fangirl, I loved this one!
#3 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I am a fan of John Green’s works, but reading about a tragic story as Hazel Grace’s is normally too depressing and sad for me. I read to escape reality and to dive into the fictional world and that usually makes me happy or creates a spooky feeling, if you will. But being extremely sad after reading a book is not my main goal, so The Fault in Our Stars was an exceptional read I enjoyed.
#4 iBoy by Kevin Brooks
iBoy is normally nothing I’d read – I don’t really like science-fiction and supernatural powers that have anything to do with technology, so this was a huge surprise for me!
#5 The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
This might be a surprise for some of you as I always mention how much I adore the Lunar Chronicles (and I really do!), but futuristic worlds after the technological revolution usually aren’t my genre – however, retellings and YA totally are!
#6 Love and Intrigue by Friedrich Schiller
I had to read this classic for school and I never would have thought that I’d be able to enjoy a book for school – but I did. Until we discussed it for about two months, wrote an essay on it and watched the terrible movie.
#7 The Emperor’s Tomb by Joseph Roth
Another classic I enjoyed was The Emperor’s Tomb – I didn’t think it would be this interesting because it has no concrete story line. However, the amazing main analysis was the change in the country’s (the Austro-Hungarian Empire) mentality after the first World War and therefore, I didn’t have a (huge) problem with the missing plot!
#8 Twilight Stephenie Meyer
I get that this might be random for people, but I’m usually not very comfortable with reading big romance books. But I guess that this was an exception – I thought the whole vampire thing was super awesome back when I read it a few years ago and Victoria, the Volturi and everything was insane for me. However, I didn’t finish the fourth book because that was when it became too intense for me – marrying??? At the age of 18 – that was too much for me.
That’s it – as you can see, I don’t read much out of my comfort zone! I hope you enjoyed this post and happy reading!