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Today's prompt: Tell us about the books that transported you to a different world, taught you about a different culture, and/or helped you step into the shoes of someone different from you. What impacted you the most about this book? What books would you recommend to others who are ready or not ready to step over the line? In essence, let’s start the conversation about diversity and keep it going!
For me the first books that jumped into thought when I read this were The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. Even though I usually don't venture into contemporary for my reading time, I really enjoyed these books. There was just something about them that grabbed my attention and even when I found them uncomfortable I had to continue reading.
On the lighter side, I've always enjoyed reading books set in Ireland. From many Nora Roberts books (romance or PNR) to Karen Marie Moning's Fever and Highlander series, I love the settings almost as much as the stories themselves.
Another set I enjoyed was Eon and Eona by Alison Goodman. They are fantasy but based on and in Asian astrology.
I know there are others I'm forgetting and will probably see them as I'm visiting other blogs today but here are just a few of the ones I've read.