Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme run by The Broke and the Bookish.This week we discuss books and authors that sparked our passion for reading, introduced us to new genres or even got us BACK into reading! I really enjoyed making this list, and remembering books that I’ve loved, and I really hope I get the chance to do a similar post in a year or two and see what genres, new books and authors I can add.
I went through a really bad reading slump that lasted years. Literally! When I was a kid, everything was so much simpler: I read The Baby-Sitters Club, Nancy Drew, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, Animorphs, and anything else I could find in the library. Then, as we all do, I grew up.
Then along came Twilight and it hit me over the head with the paranormal. As a teen, I’d watched TV shows like Buffy, Angel and Charmed, and I’m not sure if many remember or know of a show called Most Haunted… but I loved it! I guess the appeal was always there, but it just took something to make me realise that I could love all things spooky in book form, as well as on screen. I haven’t looked back since!
My journey begins with a little book called Twilight.
Twilight unleashed my desire to read anything and everything involving vampires – and I mean everything! I read both:
These two series got me interested in Urban Fantasy, which got me hooked on my fourth choice:
I love ghost stories, and Cassie has her own resident spook, Billy Joe. That series introduced me to my fifth choice, Victoria Laurie, and she had two series:
I kind of got a little burn out on all things paranormal about the time the New Adult genre kicked off, and I was looking for a change. That’s when I fell in love with:
After reading a bunch of contemporary I started missing paranormal books and I was beginning to get curious about Young Adult again. That's when I was introduced to Daemon Black...
I loved it! I began thinking, if I can love a series with aliens and a more Sci-Fi feel than other books I’ve read before… I should end up loving:
This series got me hooked on Dystopian books, but more specifically Young Adult, and I’m finding it hard to break away from them for too long! From here, I discovered both:
I'm glad I was limited to ten choices, it forced me to be really specific with the books and authors I chose, and I tried to choose only my favourites from each reading "phase" I went through! What do you think of my list? Also, do you have any recommendations for similar books to any of these series/trilogies?