Monday, November 7, 2011

Books I Reluctantly Read (And Loved!)

It's Top 10 Tuesday (hosted at The Broke and the Bookish) and the topic is
Top 10 Books I Read That Were Out of My Comfort Zone

Soo, turns out I pretty much only read books in The Anna Zone -- teen books with a touch of romance. Ahhh, well, you gotta stick with what you like, right? Anyway, I was able to cobble together a short list of a few books I tried in the past few years that I was reluctant to try but really enjoyed anyway...

I thought this was going to be a "boy book," but I really enjoyed it.

My first foray into romance novels. This was very smart and funny, which surprised me.

Oprah made me read it, but I sort of loved it.

I was so scared of books written in verse...until I tried this. A very gritty but swoony romance.

A grown-up book my book club made me read. But, despite all the death and pus involved, it's been my favorite of our picks so far.

This might surprise you, but I was super judgey of vampire books. Thank God I got over it and started this series.

Anna Reads young adult book blog


  1. I love historical romance - a lot of it is super cheesy/bodice rippery nonsense, but there are some real fantastic hidden finds. Glad to see you enjoyed one of them, I LOVE Sarah MacLean.

  2. I loved The Year of Wonder, too. And there was a bunch of gross stuff in that book.

    Anne@My head is full of books

  3. "Death and pus"--there's a lovely mental picture. :>
    The Beauty of Eclecticism

  4. Shipbreaker sounded appealing to me from the start but I have to say it wasn't as great as I anticipated it to be. I still enjoyed it but don't know that I'm inclined to read the follow up.

  5. I loved Vampire Academy too! Sadly it didn't make my list as I'd been in to vampires for ages by then :)

    My top ten is here if you'd like a look :)

  6. lol I was never judgey of vampire books...I loved them from the beginning :P Cool list though! Happy Tuesday!

  7. I love Sarah Maclean! Granted, I only read the first book in her love by the numbers, but still it was awesome.

    And Shipbreaker! That book was LEGIT!

  8. "with a touch of romance" - um I'm pretty sure the stuff you like to read is doused in romance! haha and you will forever be linked to the Vampire Academy + stick figures!! ;-)

  9. Death and pus eh? This must have been my pre-book club days lol...

  10. I am sooo reluctant to read Ship Breaker. Guess I'll just have to suck it up and do it! :)

  11. Sarah MacLean is one of my favorite authors! I definitely loved that series. And her YA novel The Season is pretty awesome as well :)

  12. I am not a romance novel reader either, but i have hear that sarah maclean's series are good!

  13. yayyyyyyyyy for sarah maclean! i associate her with you now because we met her at bea! her books are srsly hot, i actually don't have my copy of 9 rules anymore. it went around all of my friends and all the glue and stuff cam away from overuse! haha

    also shipbreaker! need to get on that one.


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