It’s Wednesday and that means one thing, time for another Top Five Wednesday. This week the theme is five gateway books to your favourite genres. Self explanatory really, right?
For those of you don’t know: Top Five Wednesday is a weekly meme officiated all the way back in November 2013 by Lainey (gingerreadslainey on youtube) in which a new topic is selected for every wednesday of the year – usually related to book.
Now, shall we get started?
Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell
This book opened my eyes to contemporary literature and so when ever people want to pick up a genre, i’ll always hand them this. Even if they’re not fangirls themselves, they’ll be able to relate to Cath and it’ll give them a little insight to what it’s like to write fan fictions!
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
A lot of people aren’t actually into science fiction. I don’t understand how, but they aren’t. Until I give them this. There’s something about Douglas Adams language, his weird imagination and comedic talents that created an intriguing – and gripping – storyline that gets even those who hate sci-fi rolling about with laughter.
We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart
With such an interesting storyline, this thriller will grip anyone’s attention. It keeps you guessing to the very end and I know that it helps people dive headfirst into this genre.
The Enemy, by Charlie Higson
Dystopia is genre that a lot of people have read but only enjoy the mainstream things. Like The Hunger Games and Divergent and all of the rest. But this puts a different spin on a reoccurring theme in YA. Kids that are forced to survive without the help of adults. It’s a zombie book and so many people adore zombies at the moment from things such as The Walking Dead. But intelligent zombies. That’s something that isn’t explored that much and several people i’ve given this book to, have started to adore Dystopia (the wider verse of it). Definitely a good gateway book.
The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
This has been my favourite for millions of years and it’s good for the whole family to read. Is that really cheesy to say? But it’s such a good fantasy/classic that has really helped people expand their reading genres.
Book Total of 2016 – 76