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Tuesday, 1 April 2014
Top Ten Tuesday - 'Gateway' Books/Authors In Our Reading Journey
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This weeks topic is books or authors that have been influential in becoming a book addict!
I have always enjoyed reading from a young age so I will start with books/authors that got me into reading when I was younger and then move onto Books and Authors that still have me interested in reading and trying new genres!
1. Roald Dahl
I always had a Roald Dahl book with me when I was younger, I loved his writing and the amazing illustrations by Quentin Blake. My favourite books had to be Matilda, The Twits and George's Marvellous Medicine.
2. Dr. Seuss
Who doesn't love Dr. Seuss!
3. Jaqueline Wilson
Everyone was reading Jaqueline Wilson books when I was in middle school and I decided to join in and see what the fuss was about and I have to say I loved her books and I can still remember them till this day! Cliffhanger was one of my favourites!
4. Thanks For The Sardine By Laura Beaumont
I adored this book when I was young, it was fun and I can still remember the cover!
5. The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
I was always fascinated by this story after watching the film so I was happy when I was given the book and it had the most beautiful illustrations inside! I adore this book and could read it again and again.
6. The Twilight Saga By Stephanie Meyer
I stopped reading for quite a while but I kept hearing everyone talking about the Twilight books so I gave them ago and I became instantly in love with reading again. I lost myself in the world and after I had finished the series I needed a new one to loose myself in!
7. Wither By Lauren DeStefano
This book really made me a fan of Dystopian books, I loved everything about this book and I wanted to read similar books. This was my gateway book into Dystopian!
8. The Splendor Falls By Rosemary Clement-Moore
This has to be one of my favourite books, I picked it up and purchased it based on the blurb alone and I loved every written word!
9. Easy By Tammara Webber
This has to be the book that got me into New Adult books, I am constantly praising this book and is is very influential on the types of books I read now.
10. Kelley Armstrong
The Darkest Powers Trilogy is one of my favourite series ever! Kelley Armstrong's writing had me hooked and after finishing I was desperate to read more Paranormal books.