I’m really excited for Reading Outside The Box. I tried to get a good mix of books for me (and those participating). I wanted to push myself. I think I will definitely do that because because some of the books are ‘out there’ for me.
This will be my place to ‘think out loud’ as well as ask for recommendations.
You can still sign up for Reading Outside The Box if you’re interested!
I don’t know why I don’t read more of these. I do enjoy them whenever I read one. This might be a good push to finally read American Born Chinese. Maybe I’ll pick up something else. I do have a Graphic Novel display going up next month…
I do enjoy mysterious elements in my stories. I don’t read outright mysteries very often though. I have a collection of Sherlock Holmes I could try. I’ve been really loving Bones the TV series lately so I could try one of those books as well.
Reading By Ear
For this one I’m actually going to listen to the audiobook in a timely manner! No listening for a book to over 6 months and only being half way through. No idea what I’ll pick up though. Any recommendations on a book that does very well on audio?
Poetry or Novel-In-Verse
Not going to lie, this one terrifies me. I don’t really do poetry. I’ve tried novels-in-verse in the past but had very mixed results with them (hated one and liked the other). We’ll see if I can find a good one.
Biography or Memoir
Yikes. Another one that’s really out there for me. I don’t have anything against biographies or memoirs. I just don’t want to read a whole book about one person. A bit of information about someone is interesting but a whole book kind of bores me. Hopefully I can find one that’s not too boring for me!
I’ve dabbled in historical fiction. I don’t know if I would say I loved it but I’ve enjoyed some of the books I’ve read. I want to push myself a bit outside my comfort zone. I always see Philippa Gregory at the library but haven’t read her. I know I can find something to read but if you know of any really great books let me know!
Lost in Translation
I’ve had Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier on my Kindle for ages now. I think this will be my go to translated book if I can’t find something else that looks interesting. If you know of a really good translated book, let me know!
Yep, I will be reading a romance book intentionally. Eeek. I definitely need help with this one. I need a really good one. No Harlequin romances. I need something where the couple treats each other like equals. Absolutely no erotica. Any recommendations?
Another one that’s really open ended. This might be fun to see what’s out there. I’m so focused on YA/kid’s lit so I have no idea what’s going on in the world of Adult Fiction.