Monday, August 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesdays #25

Song Of The Moment - Kings and Queens by Thirty Seconds To Mars
Hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

 Topic - Top Ten Books I'd Give To Readers Who Have Never Read X (examples: New Adult novels, historical fiction, a certain author, books about a certain topic, etc)

My Thoughts - So in my experience, mainly as a book blogger, it seems to me that a lot of bloggers and readers in general, especially those that read mostly YA, shy away from Middle Grade books. So in my opinion as a reader of Middle Grade there are two sides of Middle Grade books, a lower side, think Goosebumps and even 39 Clues, and an upper side, think first Harry Potters and Percy Jackson. Now while I have read most the 39 Clues books(and thoroughly enjoyed them) I'm mainly talking upper Middle Grade mainly to make the transition from YA to Middle Grade easier. So here are my top ten middle grade books for people who shy away from it and tend to stick to YA.

Picks -

Because really why haven't you read this?

If you like x-men and super hero books read this!

I don't even know what to say but they're awesome

it's the perfect fantasy adventure series

another epic fantasy series

awesome fantasy

Norse mythology

dragons...need I say more?

An epic sy-fy adventure

epic fairytale story

Honorable Mention - Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

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  1. This is such a wonderful topic idea! I must confess, I am one of those people who without a doubt shies away from Middle Grade. I also must admit to not having read Percy Jackson. I do see the Shadow Children books on sale at the bookstore all the time, and I always think about buying one, maybe I should! Great list!

    1. Shadow Children is great my whole family loves that series! =)

  2. Middle Grade books are pretty awesome. I've read a few of the one on your list, mainly because middle grade and YA get lumped together in one section in my library. I love the sound of the one about Loki, and the Dragon Chronicles. I may have to hunt those down and read them. I do love a good middle grade book sometimes.

  3. I'm trying to read more middle grade so I really appreciate the recommendations! :-)

  4. I recently started reading more MG and I really like it. Percy Jackson is amazing, of course, and I just finished reading Fablehaven. But my favorite so far is Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger. it's just so damn good. Thanks for the recommendations, I will be checking some of them out. :)

    Here's my TTT

  5. I always tell myself I want to read more middle grade books. I've even bought several first books in many "older" middle grade book series and have yet to read any of them. Shame on me I need to get going with these.
    Thanks for some great picks!

  6. I love your topic because I am totally the person who shies away from middle grade and sticks to YA hah! Although Harry Potter is my favorite ever and that's technically middle grade. This list is a great reference! The False Prince was already on my TBR so I will likely start there. Thank you for the recommendations!!

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

  7. I'll be honest with you and admit that I usually avoid MG too. It's not that I don't like it, but it's easier for me to connect with YA characters. Anyhow A School For Good and Evil is really high on my to-read list. Great picks :)

  8. I HAVE NOT READ THE PERCY JACKSON SERIES YET! I know I know I'm such a disgrace to the book world. But I will get to them! I promise! And also, I've always really wanted to read the School of Good and Evil! And Pendragon!

  9. Love the topic idea. I recently started reading a lot more middle grade myself because I have a niece and nephew that are in the right age for those books. I have to be in the right mood for a middle grade book to appeal to me, but I definitely agree that there are some really good ones out there. For some reason, I haven't actually read the Percy Jackson series yet, but I'm planning to get on that soon.

    A few additional middle grade books that I think teens/adults would enjoy are Neil Gaiman's Fortunately the Milk, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book, and Michael Ende's Momo.