I am happy to say that today there is a guest post by the lovely Liv!
I am currently on vacation so, enjoy!
Liv did a wonderful job on this guest post <3
Hi everyone! My name is Liv, and my home blog is at https://curlyhairbibliophile.wordpress.com. I’ve actually been friends with Alexis since July, and I was so excited to have the opportunity to guest post on her blog. You can read more about me at the end of this post. (ALso: you can follow my blog via email if your blog is run by blogspot!) Let’s talk about something that we’re all here for: books!
Whenever I tell someone I love books/I’m a book blogger, one of the first things they ask is for book recommendations. Don’t get me wrong: I love giving people recommendations. The only problem is that I can’t think under pressure. I’m sure I am not the only person who has this problem. In my post, I’m going to be giving you eight book/series to introduce people into the world of Young Adult reading. (Technically some of these books are middle grade. Forgive me.)
1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
This is quite a given, let’s be honest here. The store really captivates readers, and it is perfect for new readers and experienced readers.
2. Percy Jackson and The Olympians by Rick Riordan
Who doesn’t love Percy Jackson? All of Rick Riordan’s books are so jovial and wonderful. The stories are told in a way where it feels like you are being told a funny story around a campfire. They are great for all ages. (Despite PJO being middle grade, you can be any age to read them!)
3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
This is quite an obvious answer. Almost everyone has seen one of The Hunger Games films or read the book. I still needed to include this in my list because it was one of the first Young Adult books I loved.
4. Divergent by Veronica Roth
I promise my answers will become less obvious… Divergent was the Young Adult book that made me really get into reading. So, I had to include it in this list.
5. The Selection by Kiera Cass
The Selection series is great for new readers because it’s addicting. Most people finished this series in less than a few days. It feels quite a lot like a reality T.V. show so that’s why it’s so good.
6. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
(Besides John Green’s novels) This book is probably my favorite contemporary romances. It’s hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time. It’s enough to get a new reader hooked on YA.
7. Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Gayle Forman is most well-known for If I stay. However, Just One Day is my favorite Gayle Forman book. It’s such a lovely and beautiful story *fangirls*.
8. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
I actually stayed up all night reading this book. It was so thought provoking and an easy read; I just had to finish it quickly. It also gives a great overall message which makes it even better.
And that’s eight! Let me know in the comments what books you would recommend to people who are new to reading. Also, a huge THANK YOU to Alexis for allowing me to guest post. I hope you guys can use these books the next time someone asks you for a recommendation. Thanks for reading!
About the Author:
Hi there! My name is Liv, and my personal blog is curlyhairbibliophile.wordpress.com. I love writing, reading, and traveling. I also love grammar, tea, cats, and the internet. I’ve been reading YA books for about four years, and I’ve been blogging for a couple months. I live in the North Texas area with my family, my dog, and my cat. You can reach me on my blog (see above), my Goodreads (curlyhairbibliophile), or my twitter (Grangerliv).