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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.
5. The Invasion (Animorphs #1) by K.A. Applegate
6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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.
9. Easy by Tammara Webber
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.