Reading Outside My Comfort Zone
Here’s what I typically read: fiction, graphic novels and comics, SF and fantasy, and because I have two boys aged 3 and 5, plenty of picture books, beginning readers and now some easier chapter books. I also sometimes read non-fiction but not as much as I would like.
So for me reading outside my comfort zone means genres like romance and YA.
And hey I actually did read some of that this year!
I was surprised to find myself liking A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev, once I managed to get over the over-dramatic way things seem to happen – they first meet when she falls over, hurts her ankle AND her writs (running away from him – long story), and he decides to care for her (rather devotedly). And there’s the whole back story of how she’s actually been married to his brother since the age of four. Over the top but kinda fun.
Everything Everything – Nicola Yoon
I read this partly because I kept seeing it everywhere. And also partly because I love this tweet of hers and I wanted to see what her writing was like.
— Nicola Yoon (@NicolaYoon) May 1, 2014
I think my teenaged self would have really liked this book but the far more skeptical adult me was rolling my eyes a bit.