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Top Five Tuesday | YA Genres I’d like to read more of

So, this week I’ve been slightly more ambitious with my reading choices, delving into different genres and finding new favourites. So, I thought I’d combine my Top Five with some more research and explore genres that I would like to read more of but haven’t yet! I’ll also include a few examples for those of what I have read and what I’d possibly like to add to my TBR. Anyways, enough of my rambling, onto the post!

Historical Fiction

To define YA Historical Fiction, it’s books that are written for young adults and based in a historical era. For example, World War II or the Victorian Era. I’ve read a few in the past and found them incredibly interesting, so I’ve considered delving more into the genre. I love anything 1920’s, so who knows, maybe that could be a place to start!

Books I’ve Read: Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee
Books to consider reading: The Diviners by Libba Bray, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Lovely War by Julie Berry

High/Epic Fantasy

Epic Fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy, defined by its epic nature or plot, meaning that it’s a lengthy narrative of someone or something with extraordinary abilities. So, with the young adult audience in mind, there’s bound to be so many series of characters that fulfil this genre. And I want to explore them all!

Books I’ve Read: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton, Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Books to consider reading: Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Crime Fiction

Young Adult Crime Fiction has been a genre I’ve wanted to explore more for ages, having read a few titles yet never connected with it completely. It’s about time that changed, having deeply enjoyed a few titles yet never delved fully into the genre.

Books I’ve Read: There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins, Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco, One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Books to consider reading: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson, The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Shojo Manga

On a technicality, this isn’t a genre, but is still a category that I want to explore more of, usually sticking to childhood favourites. Shojo is aimed primarily at young females, usually focusing on romantic relationships, and who doesn’t enjoy a good romance?

Books I’ve Read: Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori, Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya
Books to consider reading: Orange by Ichigo Takano


Young Adult Horror is another genre I’ve been considering exploring more for a long time, having delved into a few titles a while ago yet never appreciated fully. Some of my absolute favourite reads have been within the Horror genre, so I believe it’s about time I explored that side of myself more.

Books I’ve read: Wilder Girls by Rory Power, Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
Books to consider reading: The Merciless by Danielle Vega, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein


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