My YA “Gateway” Books

March 31, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 12

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given, and this week’s topic is:

My YA Gateway Books

Before I started my blog last year, YA was just a small slice of the books that I read.  It wasn’t that I was opposed to the genre; it just wasn’t on my radar.  In 2008, a friend told me that I HAD to read this book called Twilight.  At that point, Breaking Dawn had just come out, but I was still completely unaware of the series.  I borrowed her copy of Twilight – well, she basically forced it on me – just to be polite.  But then a strange thing happened.  I loved it.  I immediately bought the other three books, and I sat outside on my patio reading them over the next few days.  I don’t know what it was that captivated me.  I would never try to argue that the books are well-written.  I have always loved vampire, so…there’ s that.  But I think it was also that it had been a very long time since I had read a YA book, and it took me back to the kind of books that I loved when I was young.

After that time, and prior to starting my blog, I read a handful of other YA books that now rank among my favorites in any genre.  It was in large part due to these books below that I continue to read YA (and to blog about it.)


Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor


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12 Responses to “My YA “Gateway” Books”

  1. Louise Cusack

    Twilight for me too! I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and I just fell into it, and felt like I was sixteen again. Now I can’t stop reading YA.

  2. Tammy

    Absolutely, the Twilight series was what got me to start reading YA again. I love Before I Fall, I usually reread it once a year. It’s like the movie Groundhogs Day in book format and proof that just because a book doesn’t end up wrapped up in a bow does not mean it wasn’t a perfect ending.

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