A meme from the Broke and the Bookish.
Today’s topic: 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)
1. Redwall by Brian Jacques – I think it was one of the books that truly made me a fanatic. I can still remember having it sitting on my desk in 4th grade and making a friend from it.
2. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer – In the end I was disappointed with the series and everything, but the sheer addictive quality brought me back.
3. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman – It was the first book I blogged. It was the beginning.
4. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce – It brought me to Tamora Pierce, I still wish that I could remember how I first discovered it.
5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – It reminded me that books for adults can be fantastic as well.
6. The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen – I don’t normally read things other than fantasy but it opened my mind. Foreign crime fiction wasn’t something I ever expected to read.
7. The Founding by Dan Abnett – I read it to get a glimpse of what Ben reads but I have to admit that it was really good.
8. Downpour by Kat Richardson – It made me want to expand to read more adult urban fantasy.
9. Sunshine by Robin McKinley – It made me realize that there is more to her than The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword.
10. The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon – I read this so long ago, it was the real beginning of the epic fantasy for me.