Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Book Recommendations for people who don’t normally read YA

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Finally, Top Ten Tuesday is back!!!

Top Ten Tuesday is a monthly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and you can find all the info and upcoming prompts Here.

This week’s prompts is: Ten book recommendations for ______________: (Skies the limit here…examples: for Hufflepuffs, for fans of Game of Thrones, for people who don’t normally read YA, for animal lovers, for video game lovers, etc.



1. The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

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So everyone is talking about this recently so I think everyone knows what this is! But this is an amazing YA Historical Fiction with a diverse range of characters!

You can find my spoiler free review HERE!

2. Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

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This book is also getting a lot of hype right now! But this is an amazing standalone fantasy book set in a carnival setting! We have a relatively diverse range of characters when it comes to sexual preferences in this book.

You can find my spoiler free review HERE!

3. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

This is an amazing paranormal fantasy series! The characters in this book are amazing, it deals with some more difficult topics throughout the 4 books and Welsh Kings?? What else do you need in life?

You can find my review of The Raven Boys HERE!

You can find my spoiler free review of The Dream Thieves HERE!

You can find my spoiler free review of Blue Lily, Lily Blue HERE!

You can find my spoiler free review of The Raven King HERE!

4. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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This is an important read right now! This is an amazing representation of the Black Live Matter movement! This book will make you laugh, cry and rage all at once!

You can find my spoiler free review HERE!

5. Tomorrow When The War Began by John Marsden

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This is the first book in a dystopian series set in Australia! This is an older book and I never see anyone talk about it but it is an amazing book! This is also one of the more realistic dystopian’s, a similar thing to this happening is a huge possibility in the near future.

You can find my spoiler free review HERE!

6. Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

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This is a slower book, with tonnes of beautiful description. This book is written in very beautiful writing and it sucks you in with the writing! This is also a very interesting and epic fantasy read as well.

You can find my spoiler free review HERE!

7. The Medoran Chronicles by Lynette Noni

So this one I would more recommend to a middle-grade reader wanting to try YA books! This is an amazing fantasy series with an amazing world, characters and friendships! Oh, and did I mention dragons?

You can find my spoiler free review of Akarnae HERE!

You can find my spoiler free review of Raelia HERE!

You can find my spoiler free review of Draekora HERE!

8. Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

This is an amazing Paranormal Fantasy Mystery kind of book! It is also kinda creepy, it’s not scary but with the images in this book, it can be a little creepy!

You can find my spoiler free review of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children HERE!

You can find my spoiler free review of Hollow City HERE!

You can find my spoiler free review of Library of Souls HERE!



Okay, so I only have 8, but I feel like out of the books I have read these would be the best for either an Adult or Middle-Grade reader wanting to get into YA!

Have you read any of these books?! What did you think?

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7 comments

  1. paperjasmine · August 16, 2017

    Yay love seeing The Tomorrow Series on this list! I’m an Aussie and I’m always disappointed this series has never got as much worldwide appreciation as it should! 😊

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    • duskangelreads · August 16, 2017

      I know right, it deserves more!
      I will hopefully be able to continue the series by the end of the year! 😍

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  2. Cass, Words on Paper (@cc9309) · August 16, 2017

    Great picks! I would also recommend the Tomorrow series, they’re also just great books about war and the terrors feel so real, John Marsden is an amazing writer. ❤ I'd recommend Laini Taylor in general, her writing is just gorgeous! Great list.

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    • duskangelreads · August 16, 2017

      I can’t wait to continue the Tomorrow series! Hopefully at the end of the ear sometime!

      And I’ve only read Strange the Dreamer by her but I want to read the Daughter of Smoking Bone series!

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  3. Caila · August 16, 2017

    Miss Peregrines and The Raven Cycle is something that is an aquired taste, so I don’t think it would be for someone that doesn’t read YA regularly but that’s just me.

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    • duskangelreads · August 16, 2017

      If you don’t think of the pictures then Miss Peregrines is no different to any other novel really. The pictures are what makes this book creepier and I the writing isn’t too young, so I think a Adult reader would enjoy it. And The Raven Cycle’s writing is pretty complex and descriptive and I would defiantly recommend it to someone who generally reads Adult books for that reason as it doesn’t actually read like a book directed at teens.
      I don’t think they are really an acquired taste, it purely depends on your interests and there are books with similar formats in the Adult section, so it really wouldn’t be much different for someone that already reads smilies styled books, even though they are technically YA books.

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      • Caila · August 17, 2017

        I disagree with you but that is what I love about the book community is that everyone has a different opinion.

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