That’s right! I haven’t done this in weeks but today’s topic lured me back.
Courtesy of Booking Through Thursday…
What was the most unusual (for you) book you ever read? Either because the book itself was completely from out in left field somewhere, or was a genre you never read, or was the only book available on a long flight… whatever? What (not counting school textbooks, though literature read for classes counts) was furthest outside your usual comfort zone/familiar territory?
And, did you like it? Did it stretch your boundaries? Did you shut it with a shudder the instant you were done? Did it make you think? Have nightmares? Kick off a new obsession?
It has been ten months since I’ve started Readers Anonymous. In those ten months, we have only read two books that I would have picked out myself (one of which I ended up only liking it a little). The other eight books were all out of my normal comfort zone. So, what was the most unusual? I would say A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. Not because the story was odd but because I have NEVER read anything like this before. It was a nonfiction travel book I guess you’d call it. Very funny and it is probably my favorite of the ten books we have read so far. I would definitely read more books by Bryson and I would recommend his books to others, but I’m not sure if I’d pick up a book of this type by another author. It’s just not something I read on my own. I don’t even wander down that section at the Barnes and Noble.