Top Ten Tuesday Book's I Can't Believe I Read

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

This top ten topic is a different one. The Artsy Reader Girl's topic is: Books I Can't Believe I Read.
Before I started reviewing, I couldn't tell you the main genre of books I read. I was kind of all over the place. My twist: is how different books that were out of my go-to genre hooked me on different genres.

Before I dive into which books turned me to genres there are two book series' that I still can't believe I read...mainly because so many pastors had negative things to say about the Harry Potter and  Twilight series when they came out. I almost missed out on very imaginative books, because I thought I would be "sinning" if I read them. I was raising children when Harry Potter came out, and it was hated by our pastor, which gave me the opinion that no one has a right to tell anyone what to read or not read. As a reviewer, I can recommend or not recommend a book, but each reader needs to decide for him or herself what is okay for them.

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I was in my mid-twenties when this book came out; our entire Sunday School class read it. This Present Darkness was way outside of my comfort zone, but I am so glad I read it. It gave me a new perspective on spiritual warfare and led me to read some other great books with the theme of spiritual warfare.

Before I started reviewing in 2007, I don't think I heard the words biblical fiction together as a genre. When I think of the Bible I think Old Testament which means boring. I was so wrong! Thanks to Jill Eileen Smith I now love biblical fiction, it is one of my favorite genres.

This may sound really strange, but I thought fairy tales were for kids. Melanie Dickerson proved that thought very wrong. We all want to wish upon a star, and have our prince charming rescue us.

Dreamspell introduced me to well written time travel. I tried reading others and just couldn't get into them. Dreamspell is so different and so good!

Dystopian isn't my go to genre but I love Sara Ella's novel Unblemished which led me to read The Evaporation of Sofi Snow.

Let me know in the comments what books you can't believe you've read, and if they enticed you to try a new genre.


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Love Harry Potter - hated Twilight LOL. But i totally get what you mean about how hateful pastors were, especially to HP. After I finished the series, I told my husband that Christians in general owe Rowling an apology.

I enjoyed both Harry Potter and Twilight, and I will never give up reading fairy tales. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

You bless me, Andi! So thrilled you enjoyed Dreamspell.

Aww! You bless me dear, Tamara!

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