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23 February 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Enjoyed Recently That Weren't My Typical Genre

'Top Ten Tuesday' is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. I love making lists, so this feature fits me perfectly! If you also take part in this feature or have any additions to my lists, please get in touch; I'd love to hear from you!
10 Books I Enjoyed Recently That Weren't My Typical Genre

I have to admit that as a reader I prefer to stay within the genre I feel most comfortable with; in my case that mainly means chick lit/romantic comedies. However, I do definitely enjoy a good mystery or historical novel every now and again, so I had a look at the list of books I read the past year or so to come up with ten titles for this week's Top Ten Tuesday list that includes ten books I enjoyed that weren't my typical genre.

Be sure to share your own TTT's in the comments section below; I'd love to hear from you! 

1. 'Home Is Where the Heart Is' - Freda Lightfoot

I really enjoy a good war-time romance every now and again. I couldn't read books set during war-time every week of the year, but this was definitely an enjoyable read!

2. 'The Exclusives' - Rebecca Thornton

A dark women's fiction read which I really quite enjoyed, even though it was nothing like I usually read.

3. 'The Very British Rules of Dating' - Lady Lara Asprey

I almost never read non-fiction books, which is why this was definitely something special for me. I received the book for review and actually enjoyed it more than I initially thought I would.

4. 'The Cuckoo's Calling' - Robert Galbraith

If I'm honest I'm not sure if I would have ever picked this up if it hadn't been written by J.K. Rowling, but I ended up really enjoying it!

5. 'That's Paris' - Vicki Lesage and other authors

An anthology with lots of short stories about the city of Paris. I usually prefer full-length novels and hardly ever read anthologies, but this was quite a good one which I found entertaining from start to finish.

6. 'No Place for a Lady' - Gill Paul

Loved this historical novel by amazing author Gill Paul <3

7. 'The Lost Child' - Ann Troup

Mystery, suspense, thriller... Definitely not usually my cup of tea but was really surprised by this book.

8. 'Solomon's Kitten' - Sheila Jeffries

A really cute and touching read!

9. 'The Ghostly Father' - Sue Barnard

A re-telling of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'; loved this a lot more than I expected!

10. 'The Madness of Mr. Darcy' - Alexa Adams
I'm a big fan of anything Jane Austen, so I definitely looked forward to checking this out even though it wasn't necessarily anything like what I usually read. It was a great read, though!


  1. oooh "that's paris" looks like something that I need to check out! can't say that i've read many anthologies, but that looks great :) thanks for sharing!
    here's my TTT!

  2. I am so curious about Solomon's kitten.
    Could that be a read for a 10 years old?

    My TTT.

    Also, feel free to check out the last week of our

  3. I'd really like to read more historical fiction! The one's I have read I've really enjoyed, so I must be on the lookout for some titles in that genre. :)

    Glad you enjoyed these!

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My TTT Post!

  4. I haven't read any of these, though I am going to go look up The Madness of Mr. Darcy now :)

    Also, can I just say your blog design is just gorgeous! I love it :)

    My TTT.

    Also, feel free to check out the last week of our giveaway!

  5. what a great mix of books/genres! My TTT