This week's question is:
Jumping Genres: Ever pick up a book from a genre you usually don’t like and LOVE it? Tell us about it and why you picked it up in the first place.
I have been doing that a lot actually. Mostly because I started this blog and wanted it to better reflect the various genres and because with Goodreads, NetGalley and Edelweiss, I am coming across fun and interesting books from many genres that I never would have found on my own.
The first time that I remember branching out and LOVING a book was in my Science Fiction and Fantasy course in University. Our prof chose Ender's Game as required reading. I never read Science Fiction and I didn't have high hopes but I ended up loving every minute of it. The characters were wonderful and the plot was riveting. I still recommend it to my students (though I take issue with the author's personal politics - but that is a discussion for another day).
I haven't really picked up any Science Fiction in the last little while, so I would love any recommendations!
Here are some of the other "Jumping Genres" titles that I have enjoyed in the last few months: