~ Top Ten Tuesday ~

* * Top Ten Tuesdays (TTT) is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. * *
This week topic is Top Ten "Gateway" Books/Authors In My Reading Journey (so your list could be a mix of a books that got you into reading, an author that got you into reading a genre you never thought you'd read, a book that brought you BACK into read) We had a hard time trying to come up with our ten choice for this week.  Enjoy and share your choices. 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)   Twilight (Twilight, #1)

1.  I used to read a lot when I was a kid.  I loved the Babysitter's Club, Fear Street and Sweet Valley High.  After that I went to high school and reading wasn't a priority anymore, plus there weren't many "YA" books back then.  Then J. K. Rowling decided to write a little series about the "boy who lived" and got me reading again.  I devoured those books and honestly, I didn't care that they were "kid" books.  I am sure that I was not the only girl in her 20's reading Harry Potter. LOL  So for that, thank you Ms. Rowling for creating such a magical and epic series that got many of us grown folks reading again!

2.  I know that I am not alone with this one, but Twilight was the series that made me fall in love with paranormal and romance books. From that day on, I haven't been able to stop reading.  It was also the book that got me into blogging and for that, I will forever be thankful.      

Twilight (Twilight, #1)   Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)

3. I've always been a reader, but I went through a phase that nothing seem to catch my attention. I left it behind for a few years and never thought anything of it. Then Twilight happen. One of my best friends in high started reading it and she just kept gushing about it. She would read during class because she said it was that amazing. I gave in after she basically shoved the book down my thought the following we I had bought the next book in the series. Twilight was life changing for me in more ways then one. It got me back into reading and it brought me together with life long friends.

4. Stephanie Perkins is someone that changed my perspective on reading. I wasn't big on contemporary and really I hadn't heard anything interesting about it that caught my attention. That all change when Anna and The French Kiss came into my life. Now I must say my first instinct when it came to ANNA was "Wow, what a cheesy title!" Along with "Hmmm that cover..." Let me tell you I ate my words. BIG TIME! I don't exactly remember why I actually gave in and read it, but oh boy did it change the game for me. To this day ANNA is still my favorite contemporary book. Stephanie's writing literally takes your breath away.

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)  Darkfever (Fever, #1)
5. I wasn't a big reader, I must admit. My two good friends were always recommending books to me and all I used to say was: Maybe some time. Until one of them practically forced me to read Anna and The French Kiss. Oh boy! Best decision ever. I LOVE that book to pieces, I read it 3 times in matter of a week (No shame on that) I couldn't get enough of St. Clair. Stephanie Perkins is amazing and I would buy anything that she writes! 

6. I never though I would read Urban Fantasy/Adult Fantasy but let me tell you that once I read Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning, I was sold. I gave read the 5 books in two weeks. Till this day Jericho Barrons is one of my favorite male characters out there. This series is so good, heartbreaking, sexy, dark and mysterious. I totally recommend it.  

Twilight (Twilight, #1)

7. I've always liked reading. In middle school I won a field trip (somewhere I don't remember but it was fun) because I had the highest score in reading books. But somehow I stopped picking up books. So after I watched the movie Twilight, I read the whole series. I cannot thank Stephenie Meyer enough. you are the one who sparked my love for books again and basically introduced me to the YA community.

Twilight (Twilight, #1)  The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

8. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer: This is the book that got me into reading altogether. Before this book, I never actually picked up a book for fun. I owe Stephenie a big debt of gratitude for introducing me to how much fun reading can be.

9. The Hunger Games: Because of this book, to this day I'm a sucker for the dystopian genre. Give me a book with an end of the world, zombie infested, corrupt new government, and I'm all over that.


  1. Lots of Twilight and Hunger Games going on today! Looooved the Fever series myself! Still got to read Iced!

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  2. Great to see Anna and the French Kiss on so many lists this week - it is such a great book I feel like I should have maybe included on my list as well :)

  3. Great lists! I love Harry Potter, Anna and the French Kiss, Twilight, and the Hunger Games and totally agree that they are great gateway books!

  4. I read the Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley when I was a kid too! Great lists, and I completely agree with both Twilight and The Hunger Games. I haven't read Anna and the French Kiss yet, but hopefully I'll get around to it soon. Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Alma @ Journey Through Fiction

  5. Not a fan of the Twilight Saga (and I have read all 4) but I love that you mentioned Harry Potter, Sweet Valley and the Baby Sitters Club!

    Zeee @ I Heart Romance

  6. You're not the only adult who read (and loved) the HP books - not by a long chalk. They started coming out when I was in my 30s, though I didn't really get hooked on them until I was in my early 40s, watching my daughter fall in love with them.


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