Monday, August 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: First Timers

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Top 10 Books I'd Give to Readers Who've Never Read X

I didn't think I could come up with a full ten for any given genre, except perhaps fantasy, and I've totally done that post before. So, I've got lots of genres here with a few choices for each.

Epic Fantasy: The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time), Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth), A Game of Thrones (A Song of Fire and Ice)

Contemporary YA: Anything by Katie McGarry. I'm actually not a fan of contemporary, but I'd read anything by McGarry.

Historical Fiction: The Heretic Queen, Citadels of Fire ('cuz, you know. :D)

YA Fantasy: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter), The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia), 

YA Paranormal: City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments), Twilight

What Top Ten Books in a particular genre would you recommend to a first-timer?


  1. For fantasy, I'd recommend Sword of Shannara.

    1. You know, I think I have a Shannara book on my shelf, but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Guess I need to get on that. :D Thanks Alex!

  2. I like your interpretation of the topic and how you gave books in different genres instead of focusing on just one. I would personally consider your YA Fantasy titles to be MG Fantasy though. (That's what my list is on.) :) I definitely think HP switches over to YA after book three, but those first three books are so perfectly MG.

    I still need to read Katie McGarry. Her books are on my TBR, but other things keep taking precedence. Maybe I should bump them up.

    1. I agree about HP. It started out as MG but definitely didn't stay that way. :D And definitely make time for McGarry! Thanks Brandy!

  3. I have made it my new goal to own and read all of The Wheel of Times books. So far I own books 1, 11, 12 and 13. Yes, way out of order, but hey! They books were on sale. Have you read Brandon Sanderson's, The Stormlight Archives? If you like Robert Jordan then you'll lover Sanderson.
    Great list of books and authors!
    My Top Ten @ Book Hangovers Blabs Books

    1. I actually have read the Stormlight Archives, just recently. And yes, I loved them. I really want to read Steelheart and the Mistborn trilogy. Thanks for stopping by, Michelle! :D

  4. I think maybe I should have broken mine down into categories as well! Great list this week! :)

  5. ooh I'm excited to check out the Epic Fantasy ones I havne't read any of them