Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: "Gateway" Books/Authors

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

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


1. Welcome to Dead House by R.L. Stine


2. Edgar Allen Poe


3. The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew #1) by Carolyn Keene


4. Johanna Lindsey

I still have fond memories of my first bodice-ripper/historical romances.

Science Fiction

5. The Invasion (Animorphs #1) by K.A. Applegate


6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Urban Fantasy

7. Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1) by Charlaine Harris


8. Soulless (Parasol Protectorate #1) by Gail Carriger

I didn't even really know that Steampunk was a thing until I read some of the reviews after reading this book. It is still my favorite Steampunk story, but I have found some other great books in this genre, too.

New Adult

9. Easy by Tammara Webber

Young Adult

10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling

This series is one of the first Young Adult series I read as an adult, and the one that convinced me I needed to read more of the genre.

What Are Your Gateway Books/Authors?


  1. This is a great list! The harry Potter books impacted more than one generation - it is so amazing! Most of these books are on my to-read list.

  2. Wooow! you got a great list.
    And harry potter, I think many children loved to read after reading these series.
    And soulless is one of my favorite as wel. Loved to read this serie.

    Thanks for your comment on my top 10.

  3. My son has read every Animorphs book - he loves them!! I didn't manage a TTT today, but I did post a review of an amazing book that I think everyone should read - check it out here.


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