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Jul 23, 2014 / 96 notes

Anonymous said: Hello, I'm Sara. I'm a uni student who loves to read but still new to the reading thing. What great book for a beginner like me do you recommend?


Hey Sara! Since you didn’t really give me a certain genre I’ll give you some great starter books from a few popular genres.  Warning: Most of these books will be YA.


  • The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen
  • My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  • Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott

Dystopian (most of these are a part of a trilogy/series)

  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner 
  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • The Host by Stephanie Meyers
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  • Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien

Fantasy (ost of these are a part of a trilogy/series)

  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  • Inkheart by Cornelia Fudge
  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  • I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  • Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

I hope this helps! :)

Jul 23, 2014 / 125 notes

Anonymous said: Can you recommend me some easy reads, along the lines of 'Eleanor and Park', 'Before I Die' and 'Anna and the French Kiss'? :) x


Here are some other YA contemporary/realistic fiction you might enjoy:

  • Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  • Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
  • Anything written by Sarah Dessen
  • Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles
  • Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
  • Infinite Sky by C.J. Flood
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  • Just One Day by Gayle Forman
  • The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas
  • The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
  • Anything written by A.S. King, particularly Everybody Sees the Ants & Ask the Passengers (they’re my favourites personally!)
  • Golden by Jessi Kirby
  • The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
  • Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  • Getting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby McDonald
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  • The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
  • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
  • Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang - It’s not out until September but I’d recommend checking it out

There’s also a lot more here

Jul 23, 2014 / 211 notes