Out of my Reading Comfort Zone

So, I’ve been thinking about my reading list for 2018 and I’ve made a few promises to my other half. I’m going to finally read what he’s been nagging me to read since forever.

I’m a horror, crime, psychological thriller and history fan. Sometimes I go for women’s contemporary fiction and humour. But in 2018 I will be mixing things up a bit and I’m going to read a couple of books that are completely out of my comfort zone. Not an easy decision, I’m a little bit worried I’m not going to enjoy myself, but I’m giving them a go, just to see why he keeps hassling me to read them.


Ok, so without further ado, here are my #OutOfMyComfortZone 2018 reads:


With a bit of luck he’ll stop going on and on about why I should read these, and who knows, I might actually really love them! I’m willing to give them a chance.

I’m not one for reading fantasy books at all, but I’ll admit when ANYTHING by Sanderson is being read in this house, there’s a sense of wonder and amazement that goes along with it. Engrossed is an understatement! I’m going to see what all the fuss is about. FINALLY, I hear him cry!

I’ve tried Pratchett books before and failed. I’ve only ever finished one; The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, a children’s book!! I can honestly say I don’t think I gave any others a chance. I’ve noticed that a lot of his books don’t have chapters as such. That, for me, is a worry, but I’m not letting that hold me back. So Pratchetts Witches #1 is my first ‘grown up’ journey to Discworld.

I know it’s only two out of the fifty-odd I’ll be reading next year, but if I read them, I think I’ll get a real sense of achievement. And maybe he will now shut up about them! For all I know, it might be ME that starts raving about how wonderful they are! Watch this space ๐Ÿ˜‰






Author: OwlBeSatReading

Hi! Iโ€™m Lisa the Book Owl. I spend so much of my spare time reading, so I decided to start a blog all about it. I mainly read Historical Fiction, Horror and Literary Fiction, particularly Domestic Noir style LitFic. This is my little blog where I share all things bookish ๐Ÿฆ‰

14 thoughts on “Out of my Reading Comfort Zone”

  1. Haha, that’s a really cool challenge to take up. I’m a varied reader but even I can be a bit hesitant to read a book that I’m pretty sure won’t be up my alley; really looking forward to this challenge of yours. I’ve been hearing about The Final Empire all through my school life, this one was published around a decade ago, right? It’s still a part of my TBR ๐Ÿ˜€ All the best, though! โค

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    1. Yeah, it’s only 2 which isn’t many in the grand scheme of things, but I must push myself to read these two. I’m a little apprehensive about it, particularly Mistborn, but I like a challenge and I’m rather looking forward to it just to see what all the fuss is about!

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    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I chose the first in the Witches series of discworld cos I’ve a feeling I’m going to really enjoy it, so I’ll be in the right order for book #2 and #3 (not sure how many witches books Terry wrote actually! I’m a Pratchett newbie lol!)

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  2. Pratchett has a young adult series set in discworld that follows a girl called tiffany aching and I absolutely love them. The first one is called ‘wee free men’ I think. If you struggle with pratchett normally (and I mean I do too sometimes) you should check those out.

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    1. Thanks for the rec, I’m lucky enough to have every Pratchett here as my bf is a fan. He’s mentioned Wee Free Men too, I could try it if I don’t get on with Witches #1. Thanks for dropping by ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


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