I read a large variety of fiction, I'm very familiar with young adult novels but my favorite genre is science fiction. That being said, I'm also a sucker for the classics, especially ones with a good love story.
I think this may have been the fastest I've read a book in years. Matt Haig's writing flows so freely and this story is so incredibly captivating, you won't want to put it down. The Midnight Library is a beautiful story that everyone should read. I can confidently say that if you read this book you will gain a much greater appreciation for the life you have.
For those who are familiar with Greek mythology and for those who aren't, Ariadne is an incredible read. Following the lives of forgotten women of Greek myths, Ariadne brings light to these women and the sacrifices they made. Saint does an incredible job of taking the mythology and turning it into prose, where you can keep ample track of the characters and the troubles they face.
Rivka Galchen's second novel is truly an excellent work. Although Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch is a work of fiction, it is based off of real events as well as real letters from the early 1600s. This book is excellent for fans of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, as it is similar to that in some ways but entirely different in others. For one, this book has a much larger focus on the women of the story.
Originally written for J.R.R. Tolkien's children, The Hobbit is a must-read for all ages. This precursor to The Lord of The Rings trilogy provides background on everyone's favorite uncle Bilbo as we follow his adventure. Tolkien does a wonderful job of weaving together adult themes of grief and danger with vivid imagery and a fantastical world.
Originally published over 70 years ago, Orwell's chilling novel paints an all-too-familiar picture of a broken society. If you're looking for a book that will haunt you for years to come, this is it. George Orwell's commentary on society and where it could be headed is simultaneously fascinating and terrifying, especially when you realize just how much of it we've made a reality.
Jane Austen's classic novel is one of my all-time favorite books. Austen does a beautiful job of displaying what falling in love feels like through her characters, with incredible imagery of the English countryside thrown in. Despite being published over 200 years ago, this love story has resonated through the years for so many people because of the simple fact that it doesn't wholly focus on romantic love, but also familial, platonic, and self-love.
As the start of Suzanne Collins' thrilling trilogy, The Hunger Games is considered to have set the stage for dystopian young adult fiction. While many know the story of Katniss Everdeen from the popular films, this book provides a deeper dive into her experience in Panem as she learns to fight her life and the lives of others. This book is excellent for young women who feel as though they could, and should save the world.