Everyone is different when it comes to books. Some like romance. Some don't. Some like action. Some like both action and romance. I know from my experience of working at a bookshop that recommending a book that someone will genuinely like is hard. For me, it's the hardest part of the job.

Here are some of my recommendations for those that are just looking quickly for something to read by looking at their favourite genres. I would recommend any of these. Click on the title for my review. You can also have a look on my Goodreads page for some more favourites.
NB: If I'm recommending a whole series, I have linked the review to the first book in that series

Along For The Ride - Sarah Dessen
Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
Audrey, Wait! - Robin Benway
Confessions of an Angry Girl - Louise Rozett (Confessions series)
Dash and Lily's Book of Dares - Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
Geek Girl - Holly Smale (Geek Girl series)
If I Stay - Gayle Forman (If I Stay series)
It's Kind Of A Funny Story - Ned Vizzini
Just Listen - Sarah Dessen
Paper Towns - John Green
Theodore Boone - John Grisham (Theodore Boone series)
The Truth About Forever - Sarah Dessen
Undone - Cat Clarke
We Were Liars - E. Lockhart
What Happened to Goodbye - Sarah Dessen

VIII -  H.M.Castor
Auslander - Paul Dowswell
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
Bright Young Things - Anna Godbersen (Bright Young Things series)
Girl With a Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier
The Lady in the Tower - Marie-Louise Jensen
The Luxe - Anna Godbersen (linked is #4)
Newes from the Dead - Mary Hooper
Once - Morris Gleitzman (Once series)
The Other Countess - Eve Edwards (The Lacey Chronicles)
The Roman Mysteries - Caroline Lawrence (linked is #17)
The Secret Countess - Eva Ibbotson

Breathe - Sarah Crossan (Breathe series)
Cinder - Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles series)
The Declaration - Gemma Malley (The Declaration series)
Divergent - Veronica Roth (Divergent Series)
The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking series)
Legend - Marie Lu (Legend series)
Shadow Web - N.M.Browne
Uglies - Scott Westerfeld (Uglies series)
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin (Mara Dyer series)

Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

The Diary of Anne Frank - Anne Frank
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Macbeth - William Shakespeare
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte


  1. Hi I'm 12, I have read the Hunger Games series I love sci-fi and I am reading Divergent at the moment and my friend (16) has given me the night circus, do you think I will like it, or is it too complicated.

  2. I think Night Circus would be great for you, especially if you loved The Hunger Games and Divergent. It's more fantasy than sci-fi but it's still an incredible read! Hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think! :)

  3. hi i just got done reading Perks of Being a Wallflower it was amazing is there a book you think i should read after i liked this

  4. hi i just got done reading Perks of Being a Wallflower it was amazing is there a book you think i should read after i liked this


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