September 28, 2016

Gateway Books

Today's Top Five Wednesday topic is Gateway Books To My Favorite Genre. I feel like my favorite "genre" is books about books, but I have recently done a list about that. So I have to decide what else might be my favorite genre.

After some deliberation, I have found one thing I know a little bit about. I think you can (and probably will) argue that YA is not really a genre, but in fact encompasses all the genres. While this is true, I'm ignoring that fact because I don't really have a lot of favorites in true genres.

  1. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - This is a fun story about a highly introverted girl who goes off to college. It's hilarious and I could really identify with the main character.

  2. Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake - This is a fabulous, scary, haunted house, ghost story. I really liked it.

  3. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - Such a cool book. The author and his friends combed rummage sales, garage sales, and flea markets to find the pictures in this book. Then he made up a story about kids with magical abilities to go along with them, and it is fabulous.

  4. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater - I really love this series. Blue lives with a bunch of psychics. She has always been told that the first person she kisses will die. She meets up with a group of boys from the local boarding school and they become fast friends, and maybe more? The real story, though, is the search the boys are on for a buried Welsh king. It's magical.

  5. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - I loved this book. These kids are fighting against a corporation that demolished their planet and killed their families, while on a spaceship. It's told in classified documents, instant messages, and poetry.

So those are some YA books that are easy for adults to enjoy.