Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Throwback Freebie: Books That Made Me Love YA!!

September 12
: Throwback Freebie: Ten Books I Loved During The First Year I Started My Blog, Favorite Books Published 5 or 10 or 15 Years Ago, Ten Older Books I Forgot How Much I Loved, etc. etc. Tweak however you want!

Today for my Top Ten Tuesday freebie post, I decided to share with you some of the series that started it all for me! (Series that totally made me fall in love with YA!)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/256683.City_of_Bones https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7171637-clockwork-angel

1. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare is one of the first YA series that I EVER read, and it really started it all for me. Once I read this book, I was hooked! This book had been out for a while when I finally read it, but I remember devouring it and City of Ashes pretty quickly!

2. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare was not far behind City of Bones and Ashes. I love this series so much, especially since it was so similar, yet so different, than City of Bones.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2767052-the-hunger-games https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3236307-graceling

3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins had been out for just a little while when I first discovered the series, actually I read both it and Catching Fire right before Mockingjay was released. I remember the series was ALL that everyone was talking about, and I HAD to check it out!!

4. Graceling by Kristin Cashore was another book that really made me fall in love with YA. I don't know why I haven't yet finished Fire and Bitterblue, but that's something that I need to fix soon.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2800905-the-summoning https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/305234.Wicked_Lovely

5.The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong was another favorite series that I absolutely LOVED when I read it! I still need to read the last book in the spin-off series, which is something I need to get to soon!

6. I remember reading the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr back when I actually still had time to actually finish book series. I do believe it was one of the first fairy books I read as well!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6068551-shiver https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22205.This_Lullaby

7. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater... I loved this series SO much. When was the last time you read a book about werewolves??? It's been way too long for me. I totally want to reread this series now.

8. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen was the very first YA contemporary novel that I EVER read! I still remember reading, and absolutely loving it!! It was a long while ago, and I had the joy of rereading the book again earlier this year, and absolutely loved it, again!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1661957.Wake https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28194.Inkheart

9. I remember stumbling across Wake by Lisa McMann at the library one afternoon, and something about the story completely drew me in! I ended up reading the first two books right away, and ordered book 3 as soon as it was released!

10. Inkheart by Cornelia Fluke was one of the first book to movie adaptions I remember reading-before-seeing, and I do believe this book started my obsession with *reading the book before watching the movie*. :)

Wow, writing this post is bringing back SO many memories, 
and I now totally want to reread ALL of these books.
I actually plan to reread *The Infernal Devices* series soon,
but I may just have to reread them all as well!!

Tell me, what books started it all for you?
What books made you *really* fall in love with reading??


  1. I see some all-time classics! Clare is always a great author.

    Twilight was what got me into YA, but Divergent is what got me hooked.

  2. I remember reading The Summoning as a part of my "return" to YA books! Though I did use to read Sarah Dessen in my younger years but then I discovered paranormal reads and never wanted to go back to "normalcy"! LOL!

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  3. This is a great list Christy, like you I was also a fan of the Graceling series and The Hunger Games! A lot of the other books you mentioned, I haven't read yet, I may need to rectify this soon!

  4. Great list! I just started reading TMI this year and am LOVING the series. I'm through the first four books now and plan to read Infernal Devices next. The Hunger Games started it all for me as well. I read it and then devoured every YA dystopia I could get my hands on ;)

    Here's <a href="http://www.momwithareadingproblem.com/2017/09/ttt-121-top-ten-books-1st-year-blogging/>my TTT</a>.

  5. Great list!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/12/top-ten-tuesday-124/

  6. Hi! Sarah Dessen for sure! Those books got me into YA contemp :)
    My TTT


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