I read pretty much any chance I get. I mostly read YA books but some adult ones as well. To me all books are precious gems and are meant to be treasured.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

TGIF & Weekly Recap (15):

TGIF is hosted by Ginger at Greads. It's about recapping on what we posted for the week, and also asking our readers a book related question. The question posted by Ginger today is?

Gateway Books: Which particular books opened you up to a new genre?

I am not sure if all of the genres I mention are true genres, but these are the first books in those genres that keep me coming back for more.

Young Adult/ Vampire:

~ The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
This was the series that got me to fall in love with young adult books, and fall in love with reading all over again. I read before this series, but not with as much passion as I do now. These were also my first vampire books, and after reading these I wanted more so I read; The Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris, The Blue Blood Series by Melissa de la Cruz, Vampire Diaries & Night World by L. J. Smith, and The House of Night Series by P. C. Cast. Reading these also introduced me to The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare because Stephanie Meyer loved the books.

~ Breathe by Abbi Glines &
 Anna & the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I loved, loved, loved both of these, and would recommend them to anyone. I was all about supernatural books until I read these, and now I want more like them.

First Zombie Book:

~ Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
This book was good, but not quite what I was expecting. I think its because zombies are pretty gruesome and gross, but now I am loving the zombie genre.


~ The Fins are Forever Series by Tera Lynn Childs
These were my first mermaid books and I really enjoyed them. I can't wait to read more in this series, and also in the Mermaid genre.


~ The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
I loved Mythology in school when I was younger. The Goddess Test is a wonderful read and brought that love back to the surface. I can't wait to read more books like this, and the second in the series.


~ The Wicked Lovely Series by Melissa Marr
I really enjoyed this series, and the covers are beautiful. This series has made me want to read more of the Fae.


~ Jenny Pox by J. L. Bryan &
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
I loved both of these books, and both are totally different. They are both spooky and good. I can't wait to read more in each series, and in this genre.


~ The Fallen Series by Lauren Kate
Fallen was my first angel book. Since reading Fallen I have read so many more. Mercy by Rebecca Lim and Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick just to name a few. I love this genre. It is my favorite next to Vampires, and if you know me you know how much I love Vampires.

Historical Fiction:

~ Legacy by Cayla Kluver &
Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren
I really enjoyed Legacy and loved, loved, loved Waterfall. I can't wait to read more in both of these series, and more in the genre.


I haven't really read anything in this genre yet, but will be this month because I made it Dystopian Month!!!

~ Divergent by Veronica Roth &
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
These are two of the dystopian novels I plan on reading this month!!!!!

Chick Lit/ Contemporary:


  1. OMYGOSH Laura- read The Hunger Games first...it is so GOOD...

    I loved so many of the books you listed...I think I might be a YA addict...:D

  2. I should have included "Forest of Hands and Teeth" in my answer -- that one made me realize "Hey! I like zombie books too!" When I told my son that, he was incredulous...

  3. I love the categories you wrote up in this entry! Anna and the French Kiss, Divergent and The Hunger Games are some of my favorite books :)

    Happy Friday!

  4. I have been intrigued by some of your choices but i'm not a true fan of YA.

  5. Like your choices! But they're all recent reads...look out for some of those older classic YAs (think pre-twilight) there's some really great stuff out there ;)