Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday | Top Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors In Our Reading Journey


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the fabulous ladies of
The Broke and the Bookish.

It’s Tuesday, dearest blog followers! And this week’s list consists of our Top Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors in Our Reading Journey. Feel free to make drug comparisons, because let’s face it……we’re addicted. And always looking for the newest high.

Heather & Christie’s Top Ten

1. Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen : This was Heather’s gateway book back into serious reading. She was thirteen years old, and the magical words that SD inked onto the page ignited a passion for reading that she had yet to be able to quench.

2. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling : The YA genre has always existed, but the books that brought me back to the genre, where I’ve purchased some permanent real estate, was the wizarding world created by that clever Brit.

3. The Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer : For Heather, these were the gateway books that gave her a desperate appreciation for serial YA novels.

4. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee : I adored this novel. I named my first born child after the protagonist. It was my gateway book into the realization that not all monsters are fictional. Sometimes, it’s the man  who lives on the other side of town.

5. Tempest by Julie Cross : This was our gateway book into obsessively loving Julie Cross.

6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: This was our gateway book to making John Green our book husband, and becoming nerd fighters for life.

7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins : This was our gateway introduction to dystopian novels, and all their allurement. Plus……the Peeta. Dear God, the Peeta. The phrase “the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker” took on an entirely new connotation.

8. The Narnia Chronicles by C.S. Lewis : I feel like this book was a literal gateway to another world. The vivid scenes depicted in my childhood imagination affected me in ways that only significant discoveries of adolescence can.

9. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: This was our gateway novel into a love for both classic literature and our beloved book boyfriends.

10. The Luxe series by Anna Godberson : This was our gateway series into historical YA fiction, and a deeper love for the 20s era.

As always, it is difficult to pear our choices down to merely ten, but we hope this gives you an eclectic peak into our reading minds.

What are some of your gateway books/authors?

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2 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday | Top Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors In Our Reading Journey”

  1. Tammy

    The Twilight series is what made me start reading YA again. I own Julie Cross’s first two books, Tempest & Vortex, I guess I need to hurry and read them.

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