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TTT: Books I ended up really liking even though they aren't in my comfort genre zone.
1. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker...I'm actually not sure if this book is considered to be fantasy, or mythology retold, or just a tad of horror. Anyway, I don't usually pick up books like this one, but I really enjoyed it and it has "stuck well" in my memory.
2. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez...probably the most famous of all magical realism books. It was a lot of work, but ended up really enjoying this one.
3. Steve Jobs: Insanely Great by Jessie Hartland... a graphic biography of the famous founder of Apple. I found this format to be very accessible.
4. The Martian by Andy Weir...Science fiction is not my typical genre, especially one stuffed so full of real science. Loved it, though.
5. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins...I have just recently started reading Classics and this one delighted me. It is not only a classic but also a mystery. Bonus.
6. Felicity by Mary Oliver...poetry. I've only started reading poetry the past few years and I become a huge fan.
7. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman...I don't read horror because I really get scared, but I read this one because I love the author and really enjoyed it.
I had to stretch pretty far back to get seven titles because I am such a reading omnivore. As I perused my reading list for the past two years I kept thinking that it wasn't unusual that I read such a variety of genres: history, nonfiction, realistic, humorous, graphic novels, mysteries, romances, classics, etc.