Friday, February 26, 2016


TFF is based on TOP TEN TUESDAY by The Broke and the Bookish. I always frown in a defeated manner when trying to come up with ten answers for TTT, so...
This is Historical Fiction which is something I have not read regularly in many many years. It is set in 1970 Alaska and after reading this book and loving it, I think I will seek out more stories set in the 70s.

Contemporary is not my thing either, but I will read issue related Contemp ARCs, and I do find some that I thoroughly enjoy. I loved this book and the ending shredded my heart.

Another Contemporary. Also issue related, but lighter and more fun. I adored this story.

And another issue related Contemporary! This one dealt with mental illness in a realistic way. It wasn't overly dramatized like a lot of YA can be about this subject. I requested it by mistake on Edelweiss, thinking it was The Fixer, but I am glad I read it anyway because I loved it.

A Literary Historical Graphic Novel. This was only my second Graphic Novel and it was brilliant. It follows one building in Paris through 750 years of history. You see history unfold through the architectural changes to the building, the clothes the people are wearing, and the methods of transportation depicted in front of the building. I loved it!
What genres are out of your comfort zone?


  1. I have a copy of Simon, but have't really had a chance to get around to reading it. The graphic novel sounds really awesome! I'll have to keep my eye out for it.

    1. I think if you are not a Cotemporary reader that Simon is a great book. It is a pretty fast read, too. :)

  2. I love the look of the smell of other peoples houses, Alaska fascinates me, so vast and beautiful. Last night on tv here there was a 5 hour program that showed a train drivers view of his journey across Alaska, nothing but rail tracks and snow plus an occasional tree for FIVE HOURS!!!!

    1. My mother has always wanted to go to Alaska, but she won't fly and nobody wants to drive that far. Hehe. We ounce tried to see if we could go from NY to Alaska by train, but there were too many "holes" in the train service and we would have to get on busses, and she won't do that either. :P

  3. I love historical fiction myself, but contemporary is also NOT my go to genre! I agree with Simon Vs, I so loved it!

    1. Is read quite a bit of Contemporary last year, but looking at my tbr for this year I think it was a fluke!

  4. I myself am really not a contemporary reader, but I have heard from many people that if I were to give some contemps a shot, that I should give SIMON and MORE HAPPY THAN NOT a whirl. So I've been curious about those two, but I just really, really love my fantasy books XD Awesome post!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles


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