1. tra 2014.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten "Gateway" Books/Authors In My Reading Journey

Hello all. Today is another Tuesday and it's time for another Top Ten Tuesday which is all you all know a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. So our topic for today is top ten gateway books or better say my list will be a list of books that got me into some genres or brought me back to some genre. Here they are.

First book that told me I'd become a reader
Book that introduced me to YA 
Books that introduced me to Urban Fantasy 
Books that brought me back to chick-lit
Books that made me love re-tellings
Books that will get me out of any reading slump

I'd love to see your picks as well so feel free to link them up in comments below.

Until the next time,

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  1. *high five* for VA! That is a very special series for me too! I would pick Guild Hunter series for UF if we are talking about adult reads, or else Fever was my first too. Now that you've mentioned slumps, I need to try Jellicoe Road and see if it'll help change my mood at all. Thanks for the rec =)

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that!! :) Oh I cannot wait for you to read it, Aman :)

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  2. Cinder was also the book that got me into retellings. My gateway book into reading in general was Evernight by Claudia Gray.

    Awesome list! <33

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    1. I need to read that one. Still haven't (shame on me). Thanks Mel :)

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  3. Darkfever and Jellicoe Road would likely be on my list too, not to mention the ever-influential Harry Potter. Great Top Ten, Tanja!

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    1. I thought about putting HP but had no idea where. Thanks Keertana :)

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  4. Nice list. I didn't make one, but the Harry Potter books would totally be on it...as well as The Perks of Being a Wallflower. :)

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    1. Yeah I kinda of forgot these two *facepalm* Thanks Lauren :)

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  5. What an awesome list! Vampire Academy definitely renewed my love for young adult books. I really need to read Karen Marie Moning this year cause I am determined to see if its worth the hype. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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    1. I cannot wait to see your impressions. Thanks Janhvi :)

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  6. Ohh Cruel Beauty, that really was a great re-telling. Love that VA is what got you into YA. That book is awesome! Great list!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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  7. Woot for VA. Twilight really got me back into reading and YA, and blogging

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    1. I wasn't aware of YA then. So VA really did the thing for me. Thanks :)

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  8. The little prince, The shadow of the wind and Jellicoe Road are on my list as well. Great list, Tanja!! (:

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  9. I love those books that spark something inside of us and really let us appreciate a genre. Great list of books!!

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  10. KMM introduced me to UF too! Well either that or Kelely Armstrong which I consider more PNR so who knows >.< I really enjoyed the VA series - Twilight is what introduced me to YA so yay for my being a cliché! ha!

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    1. Yeah Kelley is really mix of genres so I'm not sure either xD Thanks Giselle :)

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  11. DARKFEVER!!!! That series and the Kate Daniels series were my introduction to UF and I really don't think I could have asked for better gateway books! SO good. I think Cinder might have jump started my love of retellings as well, and now I can't get enough of them Tanja!

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    1. Yes I totally agree. Same here Jenny :)

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  12. This is a great list, and I enjoyed most of these!

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  13. I read and enjoyed many of these books as well. And absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Cruel Beauty, Cinder, and The Little Prince. These are amazing picks and I hope we all continue reading and getting books that we will learn to love <3 <3 <3

    Faye at The Social Potato Reviews

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    1. I am so happy to hear that Faye!!! :) Thanks :)

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  14. Ah, The Little Prince :') Le sigh. That's such a wonderful, inspiring and thoughtful story :) VAMPIRE ACADEMY. 'nuff said. Also, to me UF introduction was with Georgina Kincaid series by Richelle Mead, but can't wait to read Darkfever :) Cinder, yay!!! So happy we're both new fans to this series and whohoo! Can't wait to crack the spine of Cruel Beauty already :) Great choices, Tanja!

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    1. It is indeed!!! I wasn't a fan of GC it actually turned me off. Thanks Siiri :)

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  15. The Vampire Academy is my favourite series and one that introduced me to the world of Vampires and the various novels on them after Twilight of course! I haven't read Cruel Beauty but its on my next to be read list. I wasn't a fan of Cinder for some reason though. Love Jennifer E Smith's books!! :) Lovely choices, Tanja! :)

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy Cinder as it's a really interesting story. Thanks Emma :)

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  16. Oh I love this! I think Cinder would be my retelling one because I didn't like them before. Cruel Beauty was great as well. I know my opening to fantasy was The Mists of Avalon. I can't think of any others though.

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    1. Me neither and then I have read it and started reading more and more of them. Thanks Candace :)

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  17. YESS to VA! I that that was the series that reinstated my interest I guess in Vampires (post-twilight) and anything really paranormal/fantasy-ish? I don't know how to describe it all that well but definetly helped me in that element LOL!
    Great choices!
    Lily @ Lilysbookblog

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    1. Yeah it was same to me! :) Thanks Lily :)

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  18. You have a great list of books here. I've read quite a few of them and think they're great choices :)

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  19. So many great books! I loved VA and Statistical Probability. I really want to read KMM's books, too. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You need to read KMM's books! Thanks Andrea :)

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  20. Heck yes on the retellings! I'm not sure what was the book that kickstarted that for me but I did enjoy those two. And Vampire Academy was what got me started me in YA too!

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    1. So happy to hear that! :) Thanks Alise :)

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  21. So many good books on your list! The Little Prince is a book that makes me remember being a child, and VA, Jellicoe, and Cinder are all faves of mine!

    Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist

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  22. I love this topic! I always feel awful that in my Children's Lit class in college there were two books in our reading schedule lineup that I never got a chance to read and one was The Little Prince. I should dig out the copy and give it a read. The other was The Giver. Yep, kicking myself. I can see VA being a gateway to YA, and a good one! Harry Potter was what got me reading again but it was Twilight that got me really into YA. :)

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    1. Aww it's such a shame that you've missed The Little Prince as it's really wonderful :) Thanks Sara :)

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  23. Ooh I love these gateway books! VA is totally an amazing way to start YA (so much better than Twilight and other gateway books). I agree, Cinder got me hooked on retellings, and Jellicoe Road can get me out of any reading slump. Fab list, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yay it's amazing we have same taste :D Thanks Lauren :)

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  24. Nice list, but we've had such a different reading journey ;) If I made a list like this, it would've been so different. I've read half of these, and I only love The Little Prince & Cinder, and I still need to read a few of the rest, they've been forever on my TBR list :)

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