Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is my top ten gateway books/authors in my reading journey! These are just books that changed my reading journey and habits along the way.
1) City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau – This is the first dystopian book I ever read. It created a love of the genre for me, long before I ever found my next book…
2) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Gosh, this book did a lot for me. It was the first book I ever really truly fangirled over and it threw me into the midst of a widely growing fandom. Fun times…
3) Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. The first book I ever cried reading. And I actually enjoyed it so much that I wanted to find another book that would make me cry.
4) Matched by Ally Condie. Introducing my year long reading of pretty much just dystopias! This was the first one I read after the Hunger Games.
5) Insurgent by Veronica Roth. The first book I ever COULD NOT WAIT to read, but alas, was not published yet. Now, I feel like all I ever do is wait for more books to come out…
6) Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. The first nonfiction book that I ever read for fun. I still would like to read more like this.
7) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Now, I didn’t actually like this book, but it showed me a whole new world of contemporary writing. And also that it is okay not to like books everyone else loves.
8) Seven Minutes in Heaven by Sara Shepard. This is the first book I ever posted a book review on!
9) Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick. All this time, and I finally found another book that made me cry. There are lots more after this, but needless to say, I was very excited to be moved again by a book!
10) Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore. This is the first book I ever read in the thriller/horror/paranormal genre and I really loved it!
Those are my top ten gateway books! What are some of yours?