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Welcome to Day 5! I missed out on yesterdays topic as well as the ethics post because of work and this strange flu thing I have so i’ll be incorporating a few posts into one!
To start, keeping it real! Because i’ve just started blogging, I have found it a bit difficult to develop a solid following. This giveaway I just did brought in a lot of followers for me and i’m really hoping they keep coming back to read whatever I post. I’m trying to be fun and honest in my reviews, I take part in a few features but not an overwhelming amount and i’m trying to think up some original features for my blog.
If you guys have ANY advice on how to build up my audience and keep them coming back, please let me know in the comments!
And now onto my absolute favourite topic and the one I have been waiting for all week, Children and Young Adult Literature!
Some amazing picture books that I love are:
1. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
2. The Spider and The Fly based on the poem by Mary Howitt and illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi
3. And Olivia book by Ian Falconer
4. ANY Robert Munch book
The top 5 books/series that every child should have on their shelf.
1. Harry Potter by J.K Rowling!
2. Percy Jackson and The Olympians by Rick Riordan
3. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis
4. The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
5. Matilda by Road Dahl
Honorary mention goes to ongoing The Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne and Nancy Drew books by Carolyn Keene.
All of these are some of my absolute favourite MG books. Full of adventures and imagination and fantastical worlds, I love escaping into these books, especially when I was younger.
Some of my favourite YA books include
1. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
2. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
3. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
4. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Poalini
5. The Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray
6. Divergent by Veronica Roth
7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
8. Fallen by Lauren Kate
9. Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Anne Brashares
And honestly so many more, I could keep going and going and going.
What I love so much about this genre is the fearlessness that author’s go into their books with. There is so much variety and imagination throughout the whole series. Going through the bookshelves at work, I can pull out a book and find a brand new world within.
What are some of your favourites? And what do you love about MG/YA genres?