So, as a personal challenge to myself I am going to force my unwillingness to expand stop and decease with an ultimatum that I will branch out of my comfort zone and expand my reading list to include more adult fiction and even some nonfiction. I will be relying on Goodreads and some book review blogs to help guide the way (of course I will also use my tried and true method of wandering the aisles until something pops out at me). I have already done well by adding the books:
- The Memory Keepers Daughter
- Open Doors by Ian Rankin
- Just One Day by Gail Forman- not the type of book I would normally pick up off the shelves
- Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin
- The Late Mr. Shakespeare by Robert Nye
- The Summer I Turned Pretty series by Jenny Han
Honestly this scares me more than I think it should, I mean come on I climb 50ft rocks for crying out loud with nothing attached to me but I walk into the fiction section of a bookstore and I freeze up like a little wussy. It's a scary challenge and I will probably have a panic attack but I will do it. This will probably mean that I will get most of my books out of the free bin at Second & Charles (a used bookstore), my dad's stash, free kindle books, the library, or really really cheap at the thrift store. This is mainly because even books within my normal genres have to be ones that I am pretty sure I will love for me to break down and spend the money. Maybe I will find a new favorite author or genre of book.
If you guys have any suggestions of books that deviate away from the sci-fi, post-apocalyptic, fantasy, young adult genres (or any really good books within those genres, because ya know I have no self-control) please do tell in the comments!!!!!!!!!!!