- Zeitoun by Dave Eggers: I'm a very infrequent nonfiction reader (for no particular reason other than preference) yet this was a fantastic piece of nonfiction!
- Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson: it's not often that I read short story collections but this one is exceptional!
- The Passage by Justin Cronin: vampire thrillers aren't my usual fare but this was a really well-written scary (for wimpy ol' me) book.
- The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran: this slim book was gifted to me by my grandfather and is unlike anything I've ever read.
- Heads You Lose by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward: despite loving mysteries as a youngster, I don't read them as much as I should and this is a very unique and hilarious mystery!
- The Stranger by Albert Camus: while I do have a soft spot for existential lit, this slim read is not the easiest book to read (but it is exceptional).
- Just Kids by Patti Smith: this was my first ever musician memoir and it was absolutely beautiful!
- The Arrival by Shaun Tan: while I've read several graphic novels by now, this was the first one that I loved to pieces!
- Drown by Junot Diaz: again, I don't often read short story collections yet this is another haunting and exceptional work!
- Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt: while nonfiction reading is infrequent for me, reading about economics for fun is even more rare - and boy was this an amusing read!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Top Ten Tuesday: Books Out of My Comfort Zone
The Broke and the Bookish, this week's topic: Top Ten Books Out of My Comfort Zone
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