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So, I didn't really want to do like the usual prompt, because 1) I'm a genre-hopper, if that's a thing, but basically I don't read many books from the same genre, 2) I have not read many books this year, so I can't really name 10 books on the top of my head, let alone 10 books from the same genre, and 3) I like making prompts, and it seems fun. So, let's get on with the list, shall we?
I won't be telling anything about the plot of these books because that's what the prompts are for, but if something caught your eye, just head on over on Goodreads!
If you've never read any classics, but would like to start reading, I recommend:
1. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton I love, love, love this book, and I don't read classics, at all. I read this during 8th grade, and I basically read through it in a day, and just reread it through the entire time it was assigned. If you are looking for a classic that doesn't have a deep style of writing, but is quite there, this is the one for you. Your heart will break, I'm just warning you.
2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald So, I just read this during the July #AYearAThon, and I didn't expect to love it because there are mixed reviews on it, but I did. The language was kind of hard to get into, but once you do get it, then it is beautiful. I loved the eccentric-ness of the book, and the characters were just so easy to love and hate and I just loved it.
If you've never read an middle grade book/series outside the Harry Potter series and the Percy Jackson series, I recommend:
3. The 39 Clues This series has been all over my blog ever since I started because I did start the series right when I started this blog. I bought the books when I was 7th grade, but never picked it up. So, during one of the read-a-thons I joined during the summer, I thought to myself "Why not start lowering down my TBR pile?" And, this was the perfect one to start it, because it is 10 books long, but they are all short. As of now, I am on the third book, and I love it. I wasn't expecting to love this series either, because I picked it up a long time ago and I've always been hesitant to steer from HP and PJO. But, you really should check this series out. The characters are pretty young, they're really funny, and I love the whole clues concept thing.
If you've never read urban fantasy, then I recommend:
4. The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott If there are youngsters here, and are not really particular with writing and plot holes, then this series is for you. If you can overlook plot holes and writing mishaps, then perfect, check this one out. The series is about two teenage kids, so it's in between middle-grade and YA genre. The series is done, and has 6 books in total. I recently just finished the third one and I can't wait to know what happens.
5. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare If you are hesitant to read this series, don't be. The first book is a little bit of a disappointment but it gets better! And, I've only read until second book. So, it does have a lot of potential and from the stuff I've been hearing, it's pretty good. It is 6 books long, and all of them are pretty hefty, just to let you know.
If you've never read books about dying, I recommend:
6. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver I read this book for a reading program in my school in the 8th grade and just took it randomly from a shelf. This is actually the first book that I read with this kind of concept, and it was interesting and I didn't really expect it to be like that. I cried when reading this book, and it was just so heartfelt and you see how the character grows throughout the book.
7. If I Stay Series by Gayle Forman I read through this series in a day. I couldn't put it down because the love story is just so beautiful and just everything about it. The characters, their little things, the whole story, ahhhhh. Just please try this one out.
If you've never read a contemporary book and would like to experience a lot of "feels" and cry, then I recommend:
8. Bruiser by Neal Shusterman I can not even with this book. My feels, emotions, and tears were just everywhere, let's throw in confusion too. And, if you want to experience that, check this one out. Read it, feel it, think about it. You will not regret it.
9. Looking for Alaska by John Green When I finished this book, I went through a withdrawal..... of Pudge. I reread it 3 times in a row, and every time I cried. It was just so heartbreaking and beautiful and weird. This book is so good.
10. Dreamland by Sarah Dessen This book really surprised me. I wasn't expecting like it, let alone love it because I've already read a few Sarah Dessen books before this and I didn't really like them. So, I went in to this with really low expectations. The plot is not original, but something with the main protagonist's voice and her mentality pulled me in.
So, there you go! I had a lot of fun doing this and might just make it into a series, we'll see....
But, I will see you on my next one!