Random Rants and Rambling #30 | Middle Grade

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In my last Random Rants and Rambling post, I talked about topics in novels that I avoid – but do you ever think about a few genres that you wish you COULD read (more or at all), but don’t?

For me, one of those is Middle Grade.

I can’t really put my finger on WHY I don’t read more Middle Grade – but I just don’t. There are some great books/series out there that everyone LOVES but once I hear it IS a Middle Grade, I kind of back off. I know when I read a Young Adult and it feels too… immature, I don’t really like it, so maybe that’s one reason why?

I have come to realize that if I am going to have my oldest participate on the blog more at all, I should probably START, even though he’s been reading more young adult at the moment. Granted, I don’t have to read the books that he does in order for him to review or do whatever he wants to, but it’s the push that he needed. We actually have a dual review coming up – the first – so I am excited for that!

ANYWAY.  I am asking for some recs! Besides Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, what are some Middle Grade books/series you love?


Tell Me (More) of Your Thoughts


Do you read Middle Grade? If so, what do you love most? 

If not, is there a reason why you don’t?


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10 thoughts on “Random Rants and Rambling #30 | Middle Grade

  1. Lekeisha

    Looking forward to that dual review! I really wish that I read more adult mystery. I used to read them a lot years ago, but find myself not even giving them a glance. MG is great if it’s written maturely. I just finished the Gaither Sisters trilogy by Rita Garcia. If you don’t mind reading African-American/ Cultural books, then I suggest that. It’s pretty great but I like the second book, PS Be Eleven, best.
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  2. Jessica @ The Psychotic Nerd

    I enjoy MG, but I don’t read as much as YA. What I like about MG is that there is no ridiculous romance and there are often illustrations (which I’m a sucker for). Though, I understand how sometimes they are immature-like, since I sometimes feel like my intelligence is being insulted. My favorite MG books would be The School for Good and Evil, The Year of Shadows, The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, The Mysterious Benedict Society, Liesl & Po, Wonder, and The False Prince.
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  3. Tessa

    I mostly read YA, but I still really like MG books. I would recommend the Secret series by Pseudonymous Bosch, the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer, the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull, and The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. Good luck with your quest through MG, I know you will not be disappointed!

    1. tonyalee

      I don’t feel like I have the time either. The only time is usually at night, and we are both pretty tired LOL

  4. Tika

    When I was making my ” 2015 resolutions ” post earlier this year, I stopped and asked myself, ” Why don’t I read Middle Grade? ” One of my resolutions was to branch out and read more genres that I hadn’t been. Fantasy was one of them, and now it’s easily one of my favorites. I think the problem is, I was put off by the fact that I might be ” too old ” for the genre. I still read Young Adult, and trust me, I get annoyed by the immaturity of some of the characters, but not enough to where I’m reading to ditch the genre altogether lol. This week I just received 3 middle grade novels for review, so you’ll see if I’m able to love this genre again very soon!

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