Today's topic is always a fun one. What have you read outside your comfort zone this year? Don't forget to link up down at the bottom of this post, and visit the other cohostesses with the mostest: Tamara from TravelingWithT.com and Tanya Patrice from Girlxoxo.com!
I feel like my comfort zone is pretty big. A comfort stadium, if you will. I can't think of much I just won't try, but there are definitely some genres I explored this year that are lesser-explored for me in a typical year.
Recognize Your Inner Badass."
Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews came up in a Twitter conversation about fierce female characters. It's an urban fantasy novel about a slayer of sorts. That's very Buffy of me, and that's not the vibe of the book, but it's also the most succinct way I can think to describe Kate Daniels and her profession. Unfortunately, I DNFed this one about 100 pages in. I don't think I was in the mood for the slow burn of world building, but I may circle back and give this one another try.
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson is a memoir examining gender, relationships, parenthood, and there's a lot of gender theory thrown in. I definitely appreciated this one, and I feel that if I'd read it close to graduate school (when I had more theorists and philosophers in my head), I would've gleaned more from it. However, I did really enjoy the more personal anecdotes.
Spider-Gwen #1-2 by Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez was just "meh" for me. I picked it up because of some Panels discussions in the back channel, and while I did take some time to get myself acquainted with the Spiderverse (so many universes), ultimately this one didn't hold my attention. The art was great, but the story was short on oomphf.
Here are five reasons to read it.
What has tested your comfort levels this year?