It is so hard to pick just one book from your favorite genre. And it’s hard to choose just 5 genres too apparently, but I guess these will have to do. Maybe these aren’t the perfect choices, but I love these books and I think they might make good starters :).
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis – A cute and cuddly story that I loved. Maybe it’s more of a fairy tale itself rather than a retelling, but it has plenty of elements from more and less known tales.
It’s romantic, very nice and easy to read and it has some great characters.
4. Paranormal / Fantasy
Storm Front by Jim Butcher – because I really like this quirky wizard and I love these books. What’s so great about this series? The characters! Well, that was the obvious one :P. There’s also the world that is almost like our own, but with all the scary monsters, supernatural beings and obviously wizards. There’s action, there’s humor and there’s a good plot that continues throughout the series.
Angelfall by Susan Ee – why this one and not one of the all-famous books? Because I feel it’s underappreciated and I loved it. It has angels! And not your usual nice, calm, helpful and pretty kind (well, maybe pretty is accurate). These guys can wreck havoc and it’s exactly what they did. Now people are trying to survive and maybe kick back a bit. I really enjoyed this book.
Death Vigil by Stjepan Šejić – One of my favorite graphic novels! It’s basically about grim reapers fighting monsters, but it looks great, it reads great and I simply love it.
But I have to admit if I were to choose a graphic novel for a person who had never read one I’d probably go either for “Saga” or “Thorgal”.
Soooo many to choose from! I this is my favorite genre of all times. I love the epic adventures, fantastical creatures, magic, well-developed characters, new worlds to dive into. All of it!
Anyway, for today I’d recommend The Magicians’ Guild by Trudi Canavan – a great first book filled with magic, fantastic plot, and interesting characters.
Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto – well, since I had a manga-mania lately, I couldn’t just let it pass :D. And yes, I think Naruto is awesome and you should try it out! There are plenty mangas I love, but this one is kind of special. It has super-powered ninja’s, fun graphic, well-placed humor and plenty of action.
Aaaand something I’ll probably get lynched for, but… I would join manga and graphic novels in one go, because I do think they are one and the same – the only difference being the style, but I wanted to give a shout to Naruto :P. So go on, shout at me in comments how I’m behaving like a heretic. I. Don’t. Care.
Tell me what books of your favorite genre/genres would you recommend to others?