Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten "Gateway" Books/Authors In My Reading Journey

Horse Books
So I was that little girl who loved horses and horse books. 

The Complete Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
I feel like this is a staple of being young

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
I guess I would have to say this was my gateway into Fantasy

The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
Seriously this series solidified me into the realm of High Fantasy. I can still remember these books and I loved every second of them. There is actually a book where Taran goes off on his own (Taran Wanderer) and I thought that I wouldn't like it without a love story it turned out I did.

The Last Silk Dress by Ann Rinaldi
I read this book in like 4th grade or something ridiculous like that. At the time I don't think I understood all the themes at the time but I continued on with Ann Rinaldi and read almost all her books. She really gave me the historical fiction bug that later expanded into history in general. Including non-fiction.

Sailor Moon started my addiction to Manga (Japanese Comics) and Goong started my addiction to Manwha (Korean comics)

Harry Potter reminded me as an adult why I loved reading. I read the first 5 books in a week. (I was on medication that made me an insomniac and my friend gave me the books for something to do.)

Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle Series is what brought me back joy when I didn't have Harry Potter. lol. I would say more so than Twilight. I don't think I would have been open to Twilight without reading the Gemma Doyle series.

Hello World of Romance and Paranormal. Thank you J.R Ward....Thank you

My first YA Contemporary. I remembered the shock when I told some friends. Hey I read this awesome contemporary book. 

So that's the gist of my list. What's on your list?

Share on Google Plus

About Jen

I love books, tea/coffee(by the gallon) and sour candy. I wear my nerd badge with pride and have two children ages 5 and 3 that keep me on my toes.
    Blogger Comment
    Facebook Comment


  1. I adore Katie McGarry's writing. I also loved C.S Lewis when I was younger. Great list :-)

    What an epic introduction to Fantasy!

  3. I can't believe I still haven't read the Chronicles of Narnia! I'm sure I would love it if I just picked up the books. Great list! :)

  4. Love Lloyd Alexander!! Master in fantasy writing!!
    Great list! Jen!! xo
    Check out my TTT
    Michelle ~ Book Hangovers Blabs Books

  5. What little girl didn't love horse books! :-) I didn't manage a TTT post today, but I did post a review of a book that I think absolutely everyone should read - check it out HERE!


Thanks for leaving a comment! When you leave one I make sure to stop back to your blog if you have one.