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Books To Read For Beginners | Part 2

This week I am bringing more books from new genres that weren’t covered last week.

To check out my previous post for Part 1, click here.

1. Scythe – Neal Shusterman (Fantasy)

If you are still looking for a fantasy book to pick up but don’t want something like Harry Potter or Percy Jackson then this might be for you.

This book is set in a futuristic world where humans don’t die and have unlocked the power of cloud called Thunderhead that knows EVERYTHING. But that’s where the Scythes come in, a group of highly esteemed individuals tasked with the responsibility of killing or gleaning selected people to keep the population in control. But what if some of them go rogue or start to abuse their power?

If you enjoy this book, then there are two more books in the finished series that you can try.

2. The Fault In Our Stars – John Green (Romance)

A few years ago, everyone was raving about this book and the movie. In my opinion, this book deserved all the hype that it got.

The story revolves around two teenagers, Hazel, who is battling a unique lung cancer and Augustus, a cancer survivor. The two hit it off immediately and share a common passion for a book and it’s author while dealing with the problems that come with battling cancer. This book is bound to make you laugh, smile and cry.

3. The Shining – Stephen King (Horror)

Have watched the movie and liked it? Pick this book up then because it is drastically different from the movie yet equally great.

The story follows the Torrance family living in the Overlook hotel around the winter season when no one visits. But as the harsh winter sets in, the hotel seems to have a life of its own and more sinister. The only one who notices all this is Danny Torrance, a gifted 5 year old.

4. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee (Classics)

Classic literature is often a genre that is tough for people to get into precisely because the language is a little older than that we currently speak. Also the setting is older and difficult to relate with.

However, picking a modern classic like To Kill A Mockingbird is perfect for beginners. This book is told through the point of view of kids while tackling relevant issues such as racism. It is also extremely readable and highly relatable.

5. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid (Adult Fiction)

I know this book is all over the internet and in my opinion, it is DEFINITELY worth the hype.

This is a story about a Hollywood actress and pretty much her life story as she rises to fame while having been married seven times. But the true question remains, who is her true love? This book beautifully highlights the problems faced and the stakes of being part of the film industry while being extremely readable and gripping.

Besides, if you enjoy this book you have more TJR books to look for starting with the recent release, Malibu Rising (check out the review here).


Comment down below if you feel inspired to pick up any of the above mentioned books OR if you have any other recommendations.

By Harini @BookSpiral

Hi! I am Harini and I run this blog. I am a massive lover of books and like to spend all my time reading. My main aim is to explore new topics and unique books and talk about it on my blog. Hope you enjoy the content that I put out!

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