Happy Wednesday everyone, here I am with another Top 5 Wednesday and the topic is:
September 28: Gateway Books to Your Favorite Genre
–What books do you think are good to introduce people to your favorite genre? If you have more than one favorite genre, feel free to split it up to cover both.
Another great topic, mainly because I always love recomennding books to people especially if they want to look at other genres.
A Song of Ice and Fire aka Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
If you like fantasy, especially those with political intrigue and a lot of back stabbing and many sides. I know I talk a lot about the book series, but it is amazing. Also the world building is how I measure up every fantasy novel and series that I read.
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes:
Calling it a YA answer to Game of Thrones would be an understatement, while it does sort of follow the same beats. Mainly the differing POV and seeing different worlds it is still a great series that I like to recommend to everyone who is a fan of fantasy.
Six of Crows by: Leigh Barugo
While I wasn’t a fan of the Grisha trilogy but Six of Crows blew me away. I loved how it was a heist book set within a fantasy world. I know that Crooked Kingdom is out, but I haven’t read it yet so please no spoilers.
The Legend Trilogy by: Marie Lu
Another favorite book trilogies, and is one of my favorite series of all time. I love all the characters and the world that Marie Lu created. I also like how politics plays a role in the series, mainly because my major in college was political science.
Fairy tale retelling:
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
As a fan of the Disney classics growing up I knew this was the book for me and also as a fan of Once Upon a Time. I love how she mixes a lot of the Fairy Tale classics with science fiction and it made for an awesome that I always recommend it to anyone who is a fan of fairy tale retelling.
That is my list. What are your gateway books to your favorite genre? Let me know in the comments below.