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So, you've discovered a new genre that's sparked your curiosity! Welcome to a whole new world of stories waiting to be explored. But where to begin? Don't worry, this isn't a one-size-fits-all situation. Here are some tips to pick your perfect starting point:

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Consider your interests

Consider your interests

Do you love learning about science? Maybe history is your thing. Are you curious about true crime? Think about what topics you already enjoy, and that can help you pick a genre to explore.

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Start with the classics

Start with the classics

These books have stood the test of time for a reason! They're often well-written and considered foundational works in their genre. They'll give you a good understanding of the genre's core elements and style.

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Look for shorter works or introductory books

Look for shorter works or introductory books

Jumping into a massive textbook can be daunting, especially in a new genre. Starting with a shorter book or an introductory guide lets you test the waters and see if you enjoy the topic.

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Book Recommendations For Non Fiction Starters

Book Recommendations For Non Fiction Starters

  1. Science: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.
  2. History: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.
  3. True Crime: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson tells the true story of H.H. Holmes, a serial killer who operated a murder hotel during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote tells the story of a brutal Kansas murder case.
  4. Biography: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, Educated by Tara Westover

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Book Recommendations For Fiction Starters

Book Recommendations For Fiction Starters

  1. Fantasy: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin, Fablehaven by Brandon Mull.
  2. Science Fiction: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
  3. Mystery: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories.
  4. Historical Fiction: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Claudius by Robert Graves.

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Remember, this is just a starting point! The most important thing is to pick a book that sounds interesting to you. Don't be afraid to experiment and try different genres until you find your favorites. Happy reading!mindmap

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CURATOR'S NOTE

When I first started reading, I was confused about picking up a good book. On one hand, long books scared me, and on the other, the shorter ones bored me. So here is a small guide to venture into a new genre of literature.

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