Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish,
and features weekly top-ten lists! This week it’s…
Top Ten “Gateway” Books In My Reading Journey
The books on this list are some of the most important books I’ve ever read — because they are why I love reading, and why I read so much. They’re the gateway books to my entire reading life, and I am so thankful for them all!! ♥
This first group of five is really special to me. These are all series I read in grade school, middle school, and high school — and when I say “I read them”, I mean I read them over and over and over again. I seriously cannot count the number of times I read them. They’re the reason fantasy books will always have a special place in my heart, and they’re probably what got me accustomed to reading constantly.
Unfortunately, near the end of high school and through college, I really didn’t read that much. I mean, I read, but I lost the habit of ALWAYS having a book to read (that wasn’t required for class). Thankfully, the books below helped get me back into reading a LOT…
I am so, so, so thankful for these books. And especially for my sister, who actually forced me to read three of them (Hunger Games, The Night Circus, and Mistborn). These books made me want more: After reading each of them, I was like, Where can I get more of this?! This is amazing!!! And that spurred me on to just… keep going. And going. And going.
And yes, Mistborn once again makes one of my Top Ten lists (it should just be a default, shouldn’t it?). But this is part of the reason why: It inspired me to pick up more books. Never underestimate the power of a book that makes you want more.
What are YOUR Top Ten gateway books/authors?
Let me know in the comments! And be sure to leave a link to your Top Ten post. I’d love to stop by!