Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and is a chance for everyone to get to know fellow bloggers and share lists. I love lists. Every week is a different list.
This week is Top Ten "Gateway" Books/Authors In My Reading Journey.
So this is a list of the authors and books that got me reading in the first place, and the ones that kept me reading and made me try out new and different genres. Theses books are all pretty special and I still read them over and over even now.
The Authors That Started me Reading
These are the authors that I could not get enough of. The ones that dragged me into the world of reading. They're special to me because they really inspired me and pretty much changed my life. They are the ones that started me reading and the ones that got me back into reading.
- Enid Blyton
- JK Rowling
- Jill Murphy
- Dodie Smith
The Authors That Kept Me Reading
These are the authors that kept me reading. I have read their books over and over and love them more every time. This list could be so so much longer, I could probably easily list 20 and still think of more! The authors that kept me reading are exclusively British. It was the gritty, dark realism of UKYA to which I was addicted. Never tried it? These authors will change your life.
- Kevin Brooks
- Anne Cassidy
- Melvin Burgess
The Authors That Inspired Me to Try Something Different
There are some authors which take you right outside your comfort zone and for me it was these three. From the wacky-ness of high-fantasy and sci-fi worlds, to the vampires and werewolves of the Parasol Protectorate universe, these were not my cup of tea until I tried them. They opened me up to trying completely different things from what I was reading.
- Terry Practchett
- Gail Carriger
- Octavia Butler
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