20 books to get you out of your comfort zone

20 books to get you out of your comfort zone

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What could be more interesting that to be challenged by the books you read? After all, this is why we read – to learn about other people’s lives, to entertain that which is foreign to us. With this thought in mind, Kath from For Reading Addicts gathered – with the public’s help – a list of 20 books which do the trick:

  1. We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
  2. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  3. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  4. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
  5. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  6. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  7. The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule
  8. American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis
  9. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  10. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  11. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  12. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
  13. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
  14. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  15. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
  16. Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk
  17. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  18. Room by Emma Donaghue
  19. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  20. The Rats by James Herbert

Happy reading!

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Caroline Parker has a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from the University of Bucharest. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in the same field. She specializes in gender issues, ethnic minorities, and has a passion for literature, but she loves to find out more about any subject she comes across. When she is not busy with her studies, she is attending conferences, seeing plays which deal with contemporary issues in society, traveling, taking photos for her Instagram account, and watching beauty related vlogs. She aims to become a published writer and to pursue a Ph.D. is the field of gender studies.