Hello, Lawrence Library Lovers!
I have a problem, and I'm wondering if anyone else can relate. I come from a very bookish family and when I was younger, I was constantly being told I couldn't read the vampire/action/romance books my parents read, because they were a little "mature" for me. Now that I am an adult, I'm finding myself having the same sorts of problems with younger people in my life. So if you're interested in a particular genre, and you'd like to read them with your kids, or siblings, or parents, this blog post is a good way to start! I tried to assemble a list of books within a particular genre/subject, and I have provided an example for Children's, Young-Adult, and Adult literature that can be found here at LPL.
East list below will follow the format Youngest to Oldest for intended audience. However, there's nothing wrong with reading Children's or YA books as an adult, and some children may very well be ready for some of these higher readers!
Books with Dragons: Because dragons are awesome for all ages.
- Magyk (Septimus Heap 1) - Angie Sage
- Talon (Talon 1) - Julie Kagawa
- A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire 1) - George R. R. Martin
Books about Space: The Final Frontier, which can be very fun...and also pretty spooky.
- Space Case (Moon Base Alpha 1) - Stuart Gibbs
- Illuminae (Illluminae Files 1) - Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
- Artemis - Andy Weir
Books with Fairies: There are many different kinds of fairies for any audience (with and without dust).
- The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - Catherynne M. Valente
- A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses 1) - Sarah J. Maas
- Storm Front (Dresden Files 1) - Jim Butcher
Books with Robots/Androids: WHO DOESN'T LIKE ROBOTS!?
- The Wild Robot - Peter Brown
- Boy Robot - Simon Curtis
- Sleeping Giants (Themis Files 1) - Sylvain Neuvel
Holmesian Mysteries: Mysteries are a huge genre and with this many Sherlock inspired novels, there's always something for everyone!