I know I’m late posting, but it is still Tuesday.
I decided to join the Top Ten Tuesday determined by The Broke and The Bookish. Therefore, today’s Top Ten Tuesday is focused on “Books I Recently Enjoyed that Weren’t my Typical Genres”. NOTE: After completing this list, I realize that it is actually not exactly following The Broke and the Bookish’s topic, because I must’ve missed the word “enjoyed” when I read the topic. My list is definitely Books I Recently Read that Weren’t my Typical Genres, but obviously, I didn’t “enjoy” them all.
1. Mystery Mountain (Book Four) by Marie Grace
This book has so many plot lines, I really can’t say what specific genre it is. However, I read it and found it hard to follow because of the long list of characters that were difficult to keep straight as well as the multiple plot lines. Also, by the end of the story, since another book is planned, the author didn’t really tie up any loose ends or resolve any of the plot lines. For more information you can read my review.
2. Inspirational Reflections by Ian J. Roberts
I don’t normally sit down and read through an entire book of poetry, but I did this one. It was a fast, easy read. I felt most of the poems were fairly good but did find that most focused on the same theme or topic. I thought since it was “Inspirational” a little more variation that included more Biblical truths would have been more enjoyable. You can read more of my thoughts on the book by reading my review
3. Lady of Devices by Shelley Adina
This is the first ever Steampunk book I have read and I loved it. Shelley created wonderful characters with an interesting and exciting plotline. She also offered a couple of wonderful scenes that were reminiscent of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, one of my favorite classics. This is the first book of Shelley’s series and I look forward to reading every single one of them. Feel free to read my review.
4. A Just Man by Helen Daniel
This is a sweet story that follows several generations of one family through the trials and successes of their lives. However, I found it a bit calm for my liking. I prefer a book with a bit more meat and a little less perfection. This is not my usual genre choice either and you can learn more by reading my review.
5. The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson
This book is and isn’t my typical genre. It is because it includes romance and history. It is not because it is a fairy tale retelling. This was the first book I have ever read by Melanie Dickerson and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am sure I will read more books by Ms. Dickerson in the future. Check out my review for more about this good read.
6. Beneath the Pines by Sandra Gowan
To be quite honest, I don’t remember much about this story. That could be because I felt the plot was rushed and the characters not fully developed. You can read more about my disappointment about this story by reading my review.
7. The Big House on Adams Street by Alberta Sparks
This was a wonderful heartwarming story outside of my typical genre. I enjoyed this story and its characters very much. Read more at my review.
8. When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey
As a supernatural story, this book is out of my normal genre. However, I found this story intriguing. It held my attention and I couldn’t decide what I thought of the main character. To find out more read my review.
9. 20 Short Ones (20 Short Stories) by Dan Salerno
I don’t typically read short stories, but I did enjoy most of the stories in this book. All of the stories in the book are about relationships. No, they are not all romantic. Read my review for more details.
10. A Thousand Sleepless Nights by Michael King
To be quite honest, I read this book because it was written by a gentleman I have had the pleasure of meeting on several occasions. He writes a completely different genre under a different name and I really enjoy those books. But I have to say I was not disappointed with this story. It was well written and very realistic and believable. Read my review.