Top Ten Tuesday (63)

April 1, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 17

Top Ten Tuesday
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Top Ten Tuesday

There are a lot of books I would consider gateway books to a variety of different things… different genres, different styles but I chose the gateway books that pulled me into this YA obsession!

Twilight  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins  Divergent  The Mazerunner  Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver
1. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
*I read Twilight several years before I really got into YA reading but it’s safe to say that if I hadn’t read this series and loved it, I probably wouldn’t have picked up others. I fell absolutely in love with this series, and I still love it!
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
*This is the series that really, really started my addiction … in both YA and Dystopia! I got this trilogy for Christmas and devoured the entire thing over my two-day Christmas break in 2011!
3. Divergent by Veronica Roth
*I was browsing in the bookstore and this was under a section that said, “If you like The Hunger Games” and it sold me! Luckily, I had waited long enough to read this that Insurgent was only out a few weeks later!
4. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
*Shortly after reading Divergent I discovered Goodreads and book blogs and that is how I discovered The Maze Runner! I read all three of these books in a matter of days because I fell in love with this story!
5. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
*Still on the dystopia kick, I found Delirium, and well … it’s one of my all time favorite books so we know how that story ends 😉

The It Girl  Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead  City of Bones  Hush, Hush  Review: A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young
6. The It Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar
*The It Girl series was one that I have read off and on throughout the years. My sister loved this series, so whenever she picked up a new one I needed to read it. I just thought they were complete comfort reads, and I still enjoy them! I think these got my started on my boarding school obsession 😉
7. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
*Now, while I didn’t fall in love with Vampire Academy until the second book I was completely in love with the world in the first book. I wanted more, more, MORE!
8. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
*I absolutely adored this book immediately. It ventured into a whole other territory that I never read much before: paranormal!!
9. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
*I can’t even explain my love for this book. I was addicted to it, and it really started my intense love for angel/fallen angel books 🙂
10. A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young
*Pretty much the same as above! And I stumbled upon this so randomly, but I adored it!!

And there we have it! Have you always read YA? What were some of your gateway books? Link up!!


17 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday (63)”

    • Lauren

      Thanks Sarah! This was actually a really hard list for me to come up with … I read so much YA at first once I rediscovered it!

    • Lauren

      YES! I’m glad you love it <3 I was addicted too and bulk read the bunch! I still need to pick up Bloodlines though!

    • Lauren

      I’m kind of over Dystopian now but I would love to find something that’s a bit different. I just bulk read so many of them and got tired I think haha. I only recently read the Giver and I really, really loved that one!

    • Lauren

      I never finished them either Bieke 🙂 I actually have them on my wishlist from the library because I’d love to finish them. Especially since I know Gossip Girl now (and I didn’t back then) so I can see the connection now with Jenny.

    • Lauren

      Haha, I love Twilight, I seriously do. Well I haven’t read it since I got seriously into YA so maybe my thoughts might change but as it stands I love it 😛 YES, VA is the best!!!

    • Lauren

      EEK! I adored Jace too!! Actually I loved nearly all the characters in City of Bones, especially Isabella & Simon <3

  1. Rebecca @ The Library Canary

    Oh my gosh, I totally forgot about the It Girl series! I loved those books. I read them right after I read Gossip Girl because they were kind of up the same alley. I should dig those out at some point and reread them. I also loved the Luxe series, did you ever read that one? It was basically historical fiction Gossip Girl style. So good.
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    • Lauren

      NO! But it’s totally on my to read list because they sound AMAZING! They have actually been on my short list for purchase for awhile now! Glad to know that you love those ones too, especially if you loved It Girl and GG!

  2. Alex @ Life in the Pages

    Yes! Another Twilight fan! That’s the book that really got me into not only YA, but some of the classics, too. After finding out that Stephenie Meyer was inspired by books like Pride & Prejudice and Wuthering Heights, I just had to read them. It may sound silly but I think I was able to appreciate those books more because I was looking for the connections between them and Twilight.

    The Hunger Games and The Mortal Instruments are some of favorites, too.
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    • Lauren

      Oh, wow… I had no idea that they were inspired by P&P and Wuthering Heights!! That’s interesting and will keep an eye out for connections now too!

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