This feature is all about trying out new genres of books that I wouldn’t necessarily be motivated to read on my own. Each Breaking Out of My Comfort Zone post will be focused on a specific genre — I’ll be sharing my past experiences with it and asking for advice in choosing new books to read.
I’m currently halfway through Throne of Glass (Breaking Out of My Comfort Zone #1‘s winner), so I can’t say for sure whether the experiment worked or not, but so far I’m absolutely loving it and am really excited to finally have started another fantasy series that I think is awesome.
My second BOoMCZ (the most awkward acronym ever…) is kind of based on how much fun I had participating in #LGBTApril. While it was going on, I realized that I’ve never read an M/M romance before! I’ve read a few books that had male gay characters and/or protagonists in them — Boy Meets Boy, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, and The Original Sinners series — but, besides a few short scenes in one or two of the Original Sinners books, I’ve never really experienced a novel that had explicit gay sex in it.
But I’m definitely interested! Honestly, gay guys kind of turn me on…I love the Brokeback Mountain movie and whenever two guys kiss in a TV show or whatever, I’m like “oooh, yeahhh” while my boyfriend is just like…*avoids eyes* (not that he cares about people being gay — he’s just not interested in the kissing parts unless they’re girls 😛 ).
So I do think that I’ll enjoy a book that has gay sex in it, I’ve just never tried it before! And that’s where it’s your turn to help me. I’m not sure if you guys have much more experience that I do in this genre…but Cayce did promise to help with this, so at least I’ll have one vote 😉
Please feel free to vote even if you haven’t read any of these books (just read the descriptions and decide which one you think is the best/you’d want me to read & review the most) and/or leave recommendations in the comments for any books in this genre that aren’t in the poll.