Top Ten Books I’d Give to Readers Who’ve Never Read …
- Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover – I think this is my favorite New Adult book ever, and it’s a good way to ease into NA reading for those who aren’t looking for something too incredibly spicy.
- Girls Love Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer – This was one of my first NA reads, and I so loved it that I constantly recommend it to everyone. Something about this book just struck a nerve with me. I LOVE it!!
- The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb – Pretty much anything Robin Hobb writes is masterful, but this was the trilogy that started it all, many eons ago. I will forever hold a place in my heart for this series – and for all of the books that came after (Hobb is releasing the first book in a new companion series next week!).
- Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson – This one is a much more recent fantasy novel – in fact it just came out in July. I was blown away by this book and it reminded me why I love fantasy!
- The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins – Yeah, I know, this one’s kind of obvious. But if you haven’t read any dystopian, this is the first one I’d recommend. Can’t help it if it’s true.
- The Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver – If someone’s not sure if dystopian is for them, this trilogy might be a good place to start because it’s not too terribly heavy. Plus, it has a really interesting concept!
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – Again, this was one of my first YA Contemporary reads. It’s funny because I’ve actually rated other books higher, but this one still stands out in my mind. I think it’s a perfect bridge into the YA Contemporary world.
- The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay – This one is very different from my first selection in this category – much more serious and a bit darker. But, my, what an amazing book!
- The Elemental Series by Brigid Kemmerer – I absolutely adore this entire series and think that it’s YA paranormal at it’s best!!
- The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead – The Vampire Academy series got me hooked on YA paranormal, so I have to recommend it to other genre newbies, right?
So, that’s it. What would you recommend?