It’s so exciting!
There is a little bit of bridging going on. Technically the books zie is reading are probably YA that just haven’t been classified as YA.
The first one, of course, was a Tiffany Aching by Terry Pratchett. Specifically The Wee Free Men (only $1.99 on Kindle which is a steal!). Zie followed that up with A Hatful of Sky, which is the second in the Tiffany Aching series.
Then zie read the first 4 books in the Hitchhiker’s Trilogy (zie means to read the fifth, but sort of lost interest, which is understandable since the fourth and fifth books aren’t as good as the original three).
Then, because zie was rereading Meeting and Threshholds I offered up my favorite Nina Kiriki Hoffman, A Fistful of Sky (which DC1 noted has a remarkably similar name to that second Tiffany Aching book, but the Hoffman book came first). (Don’t read the second in the LaZelle series though– it has a rape and victim blaming which is so uncool.)
Grown-up books are a whole new world of fun. I’m pretty sure I first started with Agatha Christies as my first fiction experience (prior to that I read the humor section from non-fiction), but once I realized that adult fantasy novels existed, I was hooked on going upstairs to the adult area each week at the library. Even though a lot of what I read up there wasn’t actually very good. But some of it was.
What were your first adult fiction books? What grown-up books would you recommend for a precocious 10 year old?