What was the most unusual (for you) book you ever read? Either because the book itself was completely from out in left field somewhere, or was a genre you never read, or was the only book available on a long flight... whatever? What (not counting school textbooks, though literature read for classes counts) was furthest outside your usual comfort zone/familiar territory?
And, did you like it? Did it stretch your boundaries? Did you shut it with a shudder the instant you were done? Did it make you think? Have nightmares? Kick off a new obsession? (from September 25)
I tend to be pretty open with my reading. While there are certain genres I like more than others, I do read from a wide variety of them. And, while I tend to enjoy fiction more than non-fiction, I do still read non-fiction (though, obviously, less frequently than fiction).
I'm going to cheat a bit (doing eight Booking-though-Thursdays in one week is a bit much) and defer to another blog post as the answer to this question. One January 6, 2007, I posted about a book a read as part of a New-book-for-a-new-year exchange. I think it fits the bill.