Monday, March 31, 2014

Top Ten Books/Authors That Lit Our Reading Flame

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the people over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme is the Top Ten "Gateway" Books/Authors In My Reading Journey. This list is a mix of books that got us into reading, authors that got us into reading a genre we never thought we would read, and books that brought us BACK into reading.

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

The Mortal Instruments (the first 3 in the series) by Cassandra Clare

Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal

Fear Street books by R.L. Stine

The Fever books by Karen Marie Moning 

Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward fueled my love for supernatural erotica.

As a child, reading these books showed me that books can have a profound emotional and moral impact on you, rather than or combined with just being entertained

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

And of course, this list just wouldn't be complete without...

Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

What books/authors are on your "gateway" list?


  1. Of Mice and Men was the only Steinbeck book I ever read. He's always been a difficult author for me to get into. You have a really great list. :)

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  2. I had a hard time choosing between The Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley High. :)

  3. Love BDB and yes, Twilight got me into reading as well. Really need to read the Fever series though great list!
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    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  4. I can't believe I left Sweet Valley High off my list!! So many have mentioned The Fever books - I gotta look into that!

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  5. The Readdicts, Definitely read the Fever series! They are sexy and dangerous and a lot of fun. Also, quite possibly my absolute favorite book hot guy of all time, Jericho Barrons.