This time I’m supposed be talking about the 10 books I enjoyed recently that weren’t my typical genre. Wow, I really don’t know how I’m going to do this since I have quite a few genres that I enjoy. So, I cut it down to 5 books instead. Well, here goes.
1. City Kid by Mary MacCracken
City Kid is based on a true story about Luke who loves to set fires and his spectacular teacher Mary MacCraken who tries to draw him out of his shell to fix his habits. But their relationship wasn’t purely teacher-student. Instead, it grows to become like a parent-child tie as Mary learns more about Luke and his past. I bought this book because I wanted to try non-fiction and I wasn’t sure I wanted to face the realities of life but lo and behold, I finished the book in one sitting. I really loved the fact that a little love and patience goes a long way.
2. Mariah Mundi and the Ghost Diamonds
Mariah Mundi and the Ghost Diamonds was a book recommended to readers who miss the Harry Potter series. At first I was dubious about that recommendation but then I taught “why not?” and ended up purchasing it. Of course it isn’t similar to Harry Potter in any way apart from both belonging to the fantasy genre but I found it interesting.
3. Schott’s Quintessential Miscellany by Ben Schott
Quintessential is the perfect word to describe this book. The book is filled with random information, which is probably useless for daily life but good to know anywhere. From the uses of honey to airport markings, you get to learn countless trivia on different topics. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, albeit reading the rather small font.
4. The Trick and Other Stories by George Layton
The collection of short stories in this book revolves around the life of a young boy. It tells of the happenings in his daily life and how he sees it through his eyes. What might seem mundane to others seems significant to him and it is interesting to see the different emotions he feel in different stories.
5. The Incontrovertible Code Of ( Formerly) Unwritten Rules by Quentin Parker
This book was downright hilarious. I had expected it to be funny but not THAT funny. The reason I bought it was because I thought that I could probably read a little about the etiquette of everyday life but little did I expect to read about how one should behave in the airplane and how one should properly handle a car on the road. The rules might have sounded boring, but what the author wrote about them certainly wasn’t!