An interesting Book Blogger Hop question this week… What was the last book you read from a genre you don’t normally read?
I suppose Fantasy is my primary genre, but I bounce into Science Fiction and Historical Fiction fairly frequently too. For something completely different 🙂 I have to go back to January, when I listened to an audiobook of Walden by Henry David Thoreau. He has some moments that are excellent philosophy–and other moments that aren’t! But I do like his thoughts on simplicity, and at least some of his thoughts on nature.
Before that, there was The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz, about how more choices actually make us less happy. I’m fascinated by how the mind works, so it was a very interesting nonfiction book.
And technically I guess I’m in the middle of an unusual-genre book, as I’m midway through The Complete Journal of L. M. Montgomery, the PEI Years. Journals (or memoirs) are not something I normally read. But since I do read, well, everything by L. M. Montgomery with great frequency, it doesn’t really feel like anything unusual. 🙂