Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Top Ten "Gateway" Books/Authors In My Reading Journey/Books That Got me Through Rough Spots
I remember receiving the first 3 when the first box set of them came out in the late 90's and while I was a reader long before them these became my whole world. When the series ended when I was 17, I cried. I've re-read books 1-6 since then but I can't bring myself to re-read book 7. Still, this series is why I'm the reader I am now almost 20 years after discovering the magic within them. Plus this series is my go to whenever things become a little too much for me to handle.
The Chronicles of Prydain
This series was read to me when I was in grade 4 and 5 (I had a teacher that taught dual grades) and I loved hearing it read aloud to me. When I was 13 I went through a really bad depression that lasted the better part of 2 years)and this series gave me a wonderful escape.
The Enchanted Forest Chronicles
This one also helped get me through my depression, it was hilarious and is a series I still come back to often.
The Earth's Children
I've always loved history, mostly prehistory and when I discovered this series when I was 13 it opened up a whole new reading world for me.
One of my first historical romance reads at the tender age of 11. This introduced me to the wonderful world of historical romance.
First read this one in 2003 when I found this and the first one on someone's lawn where they had a box of books for free. Loved it then and love it then. This started my love of paranormal romance.
As I touch on in last week's TTT post I went through a years long action adventure phase and this is the one that started it all.
Journey to the Center of the Earth
This was my first book that I'd read by Verne and served as an awesome introduction to his writing. I loved the old movie, which my mom and I still love to watch and I loved immersing myself in his world
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Hilarious, Outrageous and addictive this book introduced me to the world of quirky science fiction.
Long Walk to Freedom
It's no secret that idolize this man, and when I read this when I was 18 5 years it was one of the few non-fiction books I'd loved at the time. This was my gateway to reading more non fiction especially autobiographies and biographies. I loved this book and plan on reading it again this year.
What's your Top 10 this Tuesday?