I'm back from vacation! Well I came back Sunday night, but I'm back to the blog today. I missed my blogger friends and I can't wait to see what posts I've missed! I'll be going around later today catching up on posts. :)
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted here at The Broke and the Bookish. The topic for this week is Top Ten Books I Read Recently That Weren't My Typical Genre.
So I decided to do my own little twist on this one and do my top ten books that helped open me up to new genres. When I was a kid I read horror and only horror. I eventually made my way into some new genres. I still have a few more to break into which is why the Insane Genre Challenge has been so great for me. I just love this topic and here are the books that really helped open me up to some new genres.
*Note: These may not be the FIRST books I read in the genre. They are the first ones that I really enjoyed in the genre enough to make me want to explore deeper in the genre.*
1. Guilty Pleasures By: Laurell K. Hamilton (Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy)
2. Locke & Key Vol. 1 By: Joe Hill (Graphic Novels)
3. Black Butler Vol. 1 By: Yana Toboso (Manga)
4. Twilight By: Stephenie Meyer (YA)
5. Malice By: Danielle Steel (Romance)
6. Ugly Love By: Colleen Hoover (NA)
7. Along Came A Spider By: James Patterson (Mystery/Thriller)
8. Dracula By: Bram Stoker (Gothic)
9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone By: J.K. Rowling (Fantasy)
10. My Sister's Keeper By: Jodi Picoult (Contemporary)
I didn't include these on the list since the Goosebumps books are what got me into reading anyway so it wasn't really a new genre. Same with The Giver since it was the first book I had to read at school that I actually enjoyed. So while they don't really count for my list I wanted to mention them since they started me on these genres.
Welcome to Dead House By: R.L. Stine (Horror)
The Giver By: Lois Lowry (Classics)
Are there any books that really helped open you up to new genres? If so, which books?