This month’s theme is: Middle Grade!
I don’t read a lot of Middle Grade at all – I find it a lot easier to relate to YA, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love the books I have read of this age group. Middle-Grade novels tend to be a lot less serious and a lot more funny which can be just what I need sometimes.
- Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
If anyone were to ask me who the best middle grade writer was I would 100% say, Rick Riordan. He has written so many of my favourite books – and none of them has ever failed to put a smile on my face and make me laugh. Also, his diversity in all of his series is really well done and something else that I love about all of his books.
- The School For Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
At the moment I think that there are 3 books released in this series. I’ve read the first two books and loved them! This book takes overused cliches and makes them into something new, original and unique.
- A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
This was one of my favourite series growing up and I’ve started re-reading them this year! There’s actually a Netflix TV show at the moment and it’s so good! Once you’ve finished reading this amazing series you can spend a little longer in this phenomenal world by watching that!
- Wonder by R.J.Palacio
Wonder is a touching and poignant book about a young boy with a facial deformity. This book is unusually on the sadder side of things for a middle grade, which are usually a lot more light hearted. But this book gives across an extremely important message and is a book I think a lot of people should read.