Top 5 Books Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Many readers are quite bad for stepping out of their reading comfort zones, well, anyone is quite bad about stepping out of their comfort zones, that’s why it’s called a comfort zone. Admittedly, it can be a struggle for us to pick up that high fantasy novel that’s been recommended over and over again. Or grab that classic that we know we should read but are a little intimidated by it. But occasionally (or very rarely) we step out of our comfort zones and find something we absolutely love.

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LESSONS WE COULD LEARN FROM HOLDEN CAULFIELD

I’ve started a new little series on the blog, and that is ‘Lessons we could learn from…’ Each month i will talk about a different character, that doesn’t need to be a protagonist, just any character that i feel i have either learned a lesson from or i think others will benefit from hearing about the lessons that character brings to life. These posts will be on the first Monday of every month and will allow me to talk about my personal thoughts on the messages within novels that i’ve read or studied. It also means that if you haven’t read a novel i want to talk about, it gives you a little bit of an idea of the characters within it. Keep your eyes out for the posts that are going to come!

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THOUGHTS ON THE CATCHER IN THE RYE BY J.D. SALINGER AND ‘MODERN CLASSICS’

Begrudgingly I picked up The Catcher in the Rye in June, judging that I wouldn’t enjoy it mainly because of the title “classic” it has bestowed upon it. I have come to think in the last few years that many teenagers and young adults don’t want to pick up the ‘modern classics’ such as The Catcher in the Rye and Lord of the Flies; we’ve somehow been put off them (my guess is having them rammed down our throats during GCSE’s). However I enjoyed delving deeper in to the world of George and Lenny when I was fifteen, so I decided with a little prompt to pick up J.D. Salinger’s most well-known work in preparation for my dissertation next year.

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