Hi there everyone!
I’m typing up this post from the Detroit airport as I’m waiting for my flight back home to South Carolina. I spent the weekend at an International Baccalaureate educator’s workshop specifically for librarians and it was pretty darn awesome. I met a lot of like-minded librarians from around the world and learned a ton about the IB programs!
But now it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday. It’s been a few weeks so remember that Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish and I participate on a (mostly) weekly basis. This week’s theme is “gateway books” and I’ve decided to focus on books that I recommend to friends and other adults to welcome or introduce them to YA or Middle Grades fiction. Obviously, I do take into account the readers’ interests, but these are some of my “go-to” titles for recommendation. Each of these titles have successfully hooked an adult reader into YA fiction!
This is one I recommend the most. It’s great for sci-fi/dystopian lovers and pretty much anyone.
I mean, this is just YA canon. It’s a fabulously easy gateway into YA.
My go-to for contemporary romance lovers
If you’re a fantasy fan, I’ll recommend this to you!
For those who enjoy a good fairy tale, middle grades style.
Those interested in historical fiction will be hooked.
For those looking for a fun, girly read with some spying thrown in.
Dessen is always good for a realistic contemporary beach read.
For those who enjoy some steampunk fun!
For those interested in some supernatural romance you can’t beat Clare.
There are tons of other books I recommend to introduce adult readers to YA, but these are the ones that come up the most frequently. Each of the ten titles listed above are guaranteed to get you hooked into YA…just let them be your gateway drug!!