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August 15: Ten book recommendations for ______________: (Skies the limit here…examples: for Hufflepuffs, for fans of Game of Thrones, for people who don’t normally read YA, for animal lovers, for video game lovers, etc.
I’m doing Top Ten Recommendations for People who don’t Normally Read YA, because a lot of people miss out on what can be a great genre, just because of the label. Read all the books! 🙂
1. The Secret Garden; Mary Frances Burnett. If you missed this childhood staple, it’s never too late to read it.
2. The Princess Bride; William Goldman. Action, adventure, romance–and a bunch of witty asides.
3. Howl’s Moving Castle; Diana Wynne Jones. Plenty of curses, a heartless wizard, and a spectacular home.
4. Flowers for Algernon; Daniel Keyes. Probably the saddest book I’ll ever recommend, but it’s so well written and thought-provoking it needs to be read.
5. Un Lun Dun; China Mieville. A sort of steampunk Alice in Wonderland, set in London.
6. Alanna; Tamora Pierce. Strong female protagonists have no age limit.
7. Wee Free Men; Terry Pratchett. Tiny angry sheep-stealing piskies. What more do you need to know?
8. Eleanor & Park; Rainbow Rowell. For the misfits.
9. Scorpio Races; Maggie Stiefvater. A well-written stand-alone, a rarity in the fantasy genre. And carnivorous sea horses.
10. The Book Thief; Markus Zusak. This is one of those sad but wonderful books, that speaks about the strength of the human spirit in the face of evil.