We’ve all been there: you want to start reading a new genre, but you have no idea how to get into it. There’s so much on offer that you just can’t decide where to start, and it’s all a bit intimidating.
That’s why I’m here to help!
If you want to read… Comics:
By starting with these two – both fun stories filled with strong female friendships and empowering characters – I got a taste of the modern take on a traditional superhero, and a less classic graphic novel telling the tale of a group of girls at summer camp.
I fell head over heels with the art styles of both, and I know that the illustrations greatly influence my purchases of comics (sometimes I can forgive a story being below average if an artist I really respect is involved in the creation). This is something you’ll discover for yourself in time, but you might as well dabble with these: I can guarantee you’ll have fun!
If you want to read… Contemporary romances:
If you want to read… Dystopian:
So, you missed the dystopian craze the first time around, but now you’ve decided it might be the genre for you. You’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews, so you just don’t know what to pick up: everyone complains about the Divergent trilogy, complains about the Matched trilogy, complains about the Delirium trilogy…
That’s why you start with a classic, rather than with a young adult novel. The perfect gateway book into dystopians is ‘1984’ by George Orwell.
If you want to read… Sci-Fi:
If you want to read… Fantasy: