This week I'm participating in TGIF, hosted by GReads!
This week's topic:
Gateway Books: Which particular books opened you up to a new genre?
This is a great question! I'll start with YA, my preferred genre:
The Gossip Girl Series
It was fall 2007 when I stepped into the YA section at Borders for the first time since I was myself a young adult. I'd just started watching the Gossip Girl show, and I wanted to read the books. I felt weird going into the YA section that first time, although I don't know why. My mother scooped me on YA/MG books, and had been reading them for years. I remember thinking, "Why are you reading children's books?!" Yeah, I was wrong. I know that.
Stepping into the YA section got easier after that, and I remember reading Twilight before most people I know because I saw the covers and absolutely fell in love and had to snatch them up. I'm not a Twilight fan, but I remember watching the series become a worldwide phenomenon and smiling because I'd already read it! Now I have no problem stepping into the YA section at the bookstore, and most of the time I'm not the only adult there!
Love by Numbers. I'd read romance on and off for years, but this book made me want any historical romance novel I could get my hands on. I've since spread out into other genres and thanks to my subscription to RT Book Reviews, I have a list as long as my arm of books in all the romance sub-genres to try out!
Sarah will always be my favorite authors in the genre, and I can't wait for her next series to come out.
I talked about how getting married is a lot like getting published.
I compared myself to my inner Sue Sylvester on Road Trip Wednesday.
On Tune-in Tuesday I shared one of the catchiest songs of all time.
Have a great weekend, everyone!