Wednesday 28 September 2016

Top 5 Gateway Books

Top 5 Wednesdays are hosted by GingerReadsLainey here

Paranormal: Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake
Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)
This is a gateway book for paranormal books as it is scary yet has excellent characters and a great storyline. Anna is a well-written and believable, if at times conscienceless, ghost.

Fantasy: Maygk by Angie Sage 
Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1)
This is a great gateway book for fantasy because it is just such a fun book that everyone can enjoy without being too complicated. There are a lot of amazing characters and there is at least one character you can relate to, I just really love this book.

Contemporary: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
The Unexpected Everything
 I think that this book is a brilliant gateway book for contemporary because it is one of the first I read and now I love to read contemporary books. The plot was different to some other contemporary books I have read and is well written.

Classics: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
 I love this book and started reading a lot more classics after reading it which is why I think that it is a brilliant gateway book because it isn't as hard to read and understand like some other classics so it is a great way to ease into it. Anne is a very relatable character and she has her imperfections but is still an amazing character.

Dystopian: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
 I love these books and after I read them I started to read as many dystopian books as I could and I think that they were my gateway books into the dystopian genre. The main character is strong and brilliant while still seeming human which is excellently portrayed by the writer.

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  1. I completely agree with you about Magyk, The Hunger Games, and The Unexpected Everything!! Great choices, Ann. I haven't read Ann of Green Gables, but I do own it. Maybe I'll read it sooner now. :) I did my T5W on Gateway books to Contemporaries with darker themes here!

    1. I know I love all these books so much. You should definitely read Anne Of Green Gables it is amazing. Thanks for visiting!

  2. I loved your take on the different genres for your #T5W. I chose dystopian myself, and of course included The Hunger Games. I haven't read your paranormal or fantasy books. Adding to my TBR!


    1. Thanks I just thought it would be more fun as a range or genres not one. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Gateway books is a great concept! I have Magyk on my classroom bookshelf, but not having read it haven't ever "sold" it to students. This will help!

    1. You should definitely "sell" it to your students it is such an amazing book with a great plot and amazing characters! Thanks for visiting!