Today I’ve compiled a little list where I chose one book per genre I love to recommend to you in just a few words. The genres I’ll be talking about are classic, fantasy, young adult, historical fiction, mystery/thriller, and short stories. I think each of the books represents its genre pretty well and I’ve enjoyed them all very much, so I hope that you can pick any of these up and give them a chance. Go ahead and check them out:
Oscar Wilde’s works are classics for a reason. This play is short and easy to read, with fake identities, hilarious misunderstandings, and funny and witty characters that bring it to life right on the page.
Sunny, an albino girl, doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere until she discovers she’s magical. It’s reminiscent of Harry Potter, but it has its own complex and fantastical world. Set in Nigeria, this book is rich in magic and West African myth.
The first book in a trilogy, Pantomime creates an intriguing world filled with fantasy and mystery that I fell in love with. Our main protagonist is Gene, who is intersex, and whilst trying to understand who they are, flees and joins a circus.
This novel is set before and during the Biafran war and has a variety of compelling characters that live through their country’s hard times as well as their own personal ones. It’s definitely a heartbreaking classic of historical fiction.
As always, Gillian Flynn created gripping and eerie characters that stand out from the page. The chapters alternate between the events before and after the murder of Libby’s family, for which her brother Ben was sent to jail for.
A beautiful and unforgettable collection of stories that are divided in four parts: love, conception, gestation, and birth. The main themes are life, death, and love, which are explored with magical realism.