Hello everyone! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is to suggest ten books to read if you like a certain popular author or book. I found this to be quite a difficult one because I tend to switch between different genres quite a bit.
I have decided to go for the genre that sparked my real passion for reading. The type of books which introduced me to a whole world of YA (young adult) literature: the dystopian novel. I know some people who turn their noses up at such novels these days because they are SO popular. But, I cannot deny my love for them!
I have picked some books to read if you like The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I found it slightly easier to think of some recommendations in this genre because I enjoy reading it. I came up with five top ones from memory and they are…
I really enjoyed this book – although if anyone mentions the film I will deny that it even exists. If you have seen the film and been put off, please just get a copy of the book and forget the film! I never really got into the Twilight series by the same author, but I found the writing in this book to be really engaging and the storyline was very intriguing. Definitely don’t write it off just yet.
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
A sci-fi fantasy set in future China. The first book in the series, Cinder, being a retelling of the classic fairy tale Cinderella (and the only one I have read so far). Then we have Scarlet, which is Little Red Riding Hood, Cress, which is Rapunzel and Winter, which is Snow White (not yet released).
The Maze Runner series by James Dashner
Recently, my confidence in this series has be reignited. Admittedly, I did stop reading after the second book, The Scorch Trials (which is seemingly the worst of the three in the main trilogy). I know this because after really enjoying the most recent film adaptation, I picked up the final book, The Death Cure, and I am really enjoying it too! I know there has been some unhappy fans who weren’t too pleased about how much the films stray from the books. However, I think they are both good in their own right and anyone who likes The Hunger Games is sure to enjoy the fast-paced thrills of The Maze Runner.
The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey
This is an incomplete series. The final book, The Last Star, has not yet been released and I am so excited! So far I have read the first two books, The 5th Wave and The Infinite Sea. Set in a post-apocalyptic world where five mysterious waves of destruction have hit planet earth, which is now inhabited by “the others.” Soon to be a movie starring Chloe Grace Moretz which looks so amazing! You still have time to read it!
The Divergent series by Veronica Roth
Set in future Chicago, in a society divided into five factions based on your personality type, Tris must find out where she belongs. I absolutely fell in love with this series and all the characters in it. I also read the companion novel, Four, which is a collection of four short stories from Four’s perspective.
So there you have it. I hope you enjoyed my top five. Let me know if you have read any of them and, if so, what you thought!
Lots of love,