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Top Ten Gateway Books in My Reading Journey
1. The Giver by Lois Lowry
This was the first dystopian novel I ever read, all the way back in 5th grade. Now that's my favorite genre. Side note: the movie is coming out soon!!!!
2. The Nancy Drew Series by Carolyn Keene
I love mysteries and thrillers and I definitely credit Nancy Drew with introducing me to the genre.
3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
I really loved Jane Eyre when I first read it and I realized that classic literature can be a page-turner!
4. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I'm not the biggest fan of fantasy but I loved Clare's urban fantasy series. Definitely opened my mind a little to the genre.
5. Game Change by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann
I usually only read fiction, but this non-fiction account of the 2008 presidential election was extremely entertaining. Now I'm more open to reading non-fiction as a result.
6. Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
This was the first Sarah Dessen book I ever read! It also introduced me to the YA contemporary romance subgenre.
7. The Goosebumps Series by R.L. Stine
I love horror and I think it's due to the fact that I would freak myself out reading these in elementary school.
8. The Language Inside by Holly Thompson
I'm not the biggest fan of novels written in verse but I loved this one! I'm definitely willing to try more now that I've read this book.
9. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Before this book, I never realized vampires could be cool. Boy was I wrong.
10. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
After reading this a few months ago I realized that vampires are still cool! Even though the craze has died down a little, it's still possible to write a great vampire book.