Tgif is a weekly meme hosted and created by Ginger at Greads. This feature lets us wrap up the week and also poses a weekly question pertaining to blogging, books and what have you. This weeks question is:
Gateway Books: Which particular books opened you up to a new genre?
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
I read this my senior year in high school and became obsessed with dystopian and apocalyptic literature. To this day the dystopian genre is my favorite. I think what makes this type of story so fascinating and at the same time terrifying is how eerie these books can resemble our own society or how close we could come to that. By far BNW was the scariest, most unsettling dystopian Ive read. Second after that was one called Veracity.
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
RL opened the door for inspirational novels. I was pretty judgmental to this genre, thinking it be all preachy- knit me a sweater stories, but Inspy fiction has come a long way since Little House on the Prairie. I've found so many books that have become special to me. RL has about everything you can imagine in a messed up girls life.
House by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker
My intro into thrillers. I loved this book, it was creepy and weird. The entire House was a character itself and all the couples trapped inside had major issues. The House fed off those issues and turned them into demons the people had to fight....with lots of freaky parts this was a crazy good book. Im not into demons matter of a fact, I hate demon-story's, but fighting demons and kicking butt in the process, I can handle that....
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Oh Twilight how you spun your magic charm on me. For myself (and Im guessing tons of others) Twilight opened the door to paranormal romance.....I played around looking for more stories like Twilight and found the best ones in the YA market. Twilight did lead to my intro to adult PNR, which I played with for a year, but found the genre way to dark for me. I still read the occasional ya-paranormal but tend to stay clear of the darker stuff.
And last but not least a shout out to my sister-in-law Melissa, who's love for YA (shes a middle grade teacher) and ya recommendations lead me to love the whole ya genre sometime in my 20's.
The Saturday Spotlight- Win Until the Last all Clear
Talk Like Jane Day
Guest Post with Melody Carlson
Mini-Reviews with The Poison Diaries
Author Interview with Caragh M. O'Brien
Review- Prized by Caragh M. O'Brien
And that was my week folks- have a great weekend. Im reading Protection for Hire and cooking Mexican food with my Grams...she's finally going to teach me how to make homemade Tamales.