The usual spiel: Top 5 Wednesday can be found on Goodreads and is currently hosted by Sam at Thoughts on Tomes.
My favourite genera is no secret: fantasy. And this list is likely going to be my top 5 favourite books, but they got me into reading and have stood the test of time, so I think it fits.
1. Anything Tamora Pierce – great fantasy reads that are easy to start with and get into. They are generally low fantasy which is arguably easier to start with than high fantasy.
2. Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith – same as above.
3. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer – good for younger readers, this is a very interesting, funny and easy to get into read.
4. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner – another book for younger readers that will get them hooked.
5. Green Rider by Kristen Britain – great book to transition from YA to Adult books as it’s an adult fantasy book that is very similar to YA books.
Other goodies: Graceling by Kristin Cashore, The Naming by Alison Croggan and Eon by Allison Goodman