Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is: The Top Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors In My Reading Journey
My childhood (Books that turned me on to reading)
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. I was given Charlotte’s Web when I was in first grade for Christmas. I immediately began reading this book to my father, and then my mother, and then anyone who would listen to me. It was the first book I remember reading ‘by myself’ which probably meant I partner read with the adults in my life. But I was reading and I was proud!
The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis. I absolutely loved these book! I read them over and over and over again. I wanted to ride Aslan!
High School and College Years
The Flowers in the Attic Books by VC Andrews. I don’t remember what my fascination was with this books but I read them all.
Stephen King I loved reading pretty much anything he wrote but I think Pet Sematary and It were the ones that got me hooked.
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. I got into these books in College and loved them. Although once Lestat became a rock star, I kinda lost interest. Rock star? Really?
As an adult: (Books that turned me on to different genres)
Harry Potter Series by JK Rowlings. This was my first trip back into reading children/young adult books. My kids were still too little for them when I started the series but I really enjoyed them. I discovered magic and fantasy were fun reads as well.
The Twilight series by Stephanie Meyers Say what you will about this series, but I really enjoyed it. It was my next step into YA Fantasy.
The Giver by Lois Lowry and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins were the books that got me interested in reading Dystopian Fiction.
Garden Spell by Sarah Addison Allen was my introduction to a genre with in adult fiction called Magical Realism. I love it and have since read a few books in this category but Sarah Addison Allen has stayed my favorite author in this genre and Garden Spells is my favorite book that she has written.