Friday, July 6, 2012

Follow Friday #5

FF is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. Today's question:

Q: Jumping Genres: Ever pick up a book from a genre you usually don’t like and LOVE it? Tell us about it and why you picked it up in the first place.

Recently, I read The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, this nonfiction memoire. I normally stick to fantasy, historical fiction, or realistic fiction. But this memoire stuck out in Jeanette's love and bravery in the face of her drunk father and out-of-touch mother. Even though they were dyfunctional parents and often disappointed her in the past, she still loves and tries to support her parents after she moves to New York City and starts becoming a successful journalist.
I had picked this up in the first place because I'm taking this AP language & composition class next year for English, and they have a summer assignment where you have to read a nonfiction book (it's a mainly nonfiction class). They gave us a list of potentil books, and of course, my mom and I ordered more than one (even nonfiction can be interesting!) including this memoire and the more unusual ones (such as Stiff, a novel about the history and usage of human cadavers).

What did you pick? Why? Leave a comment wit ha link to your post!
Have a blessed Friday and keep writing!


  1. I follow you right back ^^

  2. Hola old follower here. Hearing what Stiff was about had me going all o.o. That certainly doesn't sound like a boring book.

    My FF post

  3. Sounds interesting. I've only recently started reading much non-fiction (but more of the "I'm trying to learn this" than memoir variety)

    My follow friday. Hope you visit!

  4. I'm a new follower and I love the background on your blog, It reminds me of the ocean which I absolutely love!
    Here's my FF post and I am followin' ya gal!

    Oh and I hate word verification

  5. Hopping through. I loved The Glass Castle. I'm a big memoir person and that's one of the best.
    My Hop

  6. Part of the hop! Sometimes I grab up a memoir that ends up being pretty good too. As for me my out-of-genre book that was just amazing was "Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami.


  7. I don't love memoirs, but The Glass Castle was fascinating. I'm pretty sure my jaw was hanging open while reading most of it.