Tag: Out Of My Comfort Zone

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I was tagged by Sara @ The Bibliophagist. This tag was originally created by Emma @ emmmabooks on YouTube.

The only rule is: 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!

I decided to go with fantasy since that’s the genre I read most about.


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

I don’t usually like young adult contemporary but I really enjoyed Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens agenda. I really enjoyed Simon’s romance with Blue and they even became one of my favorite gay ships.

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

Believe it or not but I wasn’t big fan of romance when I was a teenager. I couldn’t even listen when one of my friends were feeling horny, so I chose to go with Adult Contemporary Romance. I think it was Fifty Shades of Grey that changed my mind and now I actually want to read more for this genre.

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

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw. I thought it was regular book about witches but it was actually a mystery. I still liked it but what if I did not? Book’s synopsis should not mislead us readers.

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?

Renee @ Addicted To Romance got me to pick up Trust In Me by J. Lynn. It’s contemporary romance and it has friends to lovers trope which I most of the time hate. I liked it but not enough to continue the series.

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

I can’t really think of any books. Most of the books I want to read even out of my comfort zone are fantasy books.

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

Non-fiction. Thinking about this genre makes me wanna fall asleep. It’s just not for me. The day I read one of these kind of books is the day one of my sister learns English and another one reads a book that’s not non-fiction.

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22 thoughts on “Tag: Out Of My Comfort Zone

  1. Oooh I loved Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda! I haven’t read The Wicked Deep though I got it for christmas last year and I’m planning on reading it soon (I’m pretty sure I say that about every book I mention)

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  2. Great post! I love Simon so much! He’s such a nice and relatable and funny character. Becky Allbertalli does have a way with words. Have you read any of her other books?

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  3. Simon and Blue are adorable!!! I don’t read much romance, especially YA contemporary, but it’s such a great book. and oof I didn’t realize either that The Wicked Deep is a mystery, glad to find out before I started reading it. absolutely agree, it sucks to be misled by the synopsis and marketing 😕

    I actually like nonfiction, though I only started really getting into it because my mom made a passing comment about the fact that I “only” read fiction 😅 memoirs/biographies tend to be more interesting to me, followed by well-written histories. but there are definitely lots of dry and boring nonfiction books, so it can definitely be a struggle to find good ones.

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  4. I SO feel you with non-fiction.. biography, memoirs, urhh.. nope! Matt Haig’s reasons to stay alive has been my exception.

    Oh wow! I wouldve never guessed you were not into romance before ! (Also had to reread your phrase about listening to your friend discuss when they were horny because BOi. That didn’t processed well 😂 im sorry, im reading this late in the evening with a headache ahaha)

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  5. I love challenges like these. This is how I finally broke out of my dystopian future reading rut a few years ago. I joined a reading challenge and started reading things I would never have normally picked. It was glorious and I have never looked back!

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  6. “Thinking about this genre makes me wanna fall asleep.” Wow, that’s a big mood, Jamsu! This sums up my thoughts about non-fiction perfectly. I’ll give it a try depending on the topic though, but most topics I avoid reading if it’s non-fiction.

    “Book’s synopsis should not mislead us readers.” I’ll die on this hill with Sam as well because I’m expecting one thing in a book but I end up with um… another thing that I don’t even like? Ick.

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  7. Pingback: Out of My Comfort Zone Tag – Fictionally Sam

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