Reading Outside My Comfort Zone: #AMonthofFaves Post

When I read the prompts for A Month of Faves, I keep thinking I have nothing to add. I really thought that about today's theme. But then...



I remembered that I read Falling in Love with Hominids by Nalo Hopkinson. Science fiction is not my genre, which is strange since I love reading horror, and sci-fi and horror often intersect along their borders. I always feel out to sea while reading sci-fi. I do tend to go for speculative fiction. Perhaps it's because the world is only slightly off in speculative fiction, not completely created from scratch.

Falling in Love With Hominds is a mix of all three, a little speculative, sci-fi, and horror. The book is a collection of short stories. Sometimes I couldn't follow what was happening, but when a story hit with me, it really hit.



Along those lines is In Other Worlds by Margaret Atwood. It isn't a sci-fi novel, but a collection of essays and thoughts about the genre. She's a big fan and has a lot of opinions. It was really interesting and way outside my comfort zone!

6 comments:

  1. Isn't it great when a book you don't expect to love is so great?!

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  2. This is so embarrassing, but I had not ever read Margaret Atwood until TODAY! I started The Handmaid's Tale today...so we shall see!

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  3. I out the Nalo Hopkins book on my reading list. I love the cover, and although I can't say I'm a fan of sci-fi, I sure read from that genre quite a bit.

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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  4. I am not a fan of sci-fi either.

    Nice you found something out of your comfort zone that you liked.

    I don't read outside my comfort zone of historical fiction, mystery, and women's fiction.

    I do like police mysteries and cozies too.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My A Month of Faves

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  5. Atwood is out of my comfort zone too but I've read her stuff a few times and they are usually great discussion books. I can't say I enjoyed reading them though.

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  6. Thanks for joining in with #AMonthOfFaves!

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