Top Ten Tuesday ~ Gateway Authors

Posted April 1, 2014 by Tanya in Top Ten / 11 Comments

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Topic for April 1, 2014 is Top Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors In My Reading Journey (so your list could be a mix of a books that got you into reading, an author that got you into reading a genre you never thought you’d read, a book that brought you BACK into read)

I have loved reading for a long, long time. I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t reading something. I do have authors that sometimes pulled me into different genres. I don’t know if I can come up with 10 though. Let’s see what we can come up with, let’s start at the beginning of my reading days.

  1. Carolyn Keene for Nancy Drew
  2. Francine Pascal for Sweet Valley High
  3. V.C. Andrews (all of hers for years and years)
  4. Sidney Sheldon
  5. Karin Slaughter
  6. Kim Harrison
  7. Janet Evanovich
  8. Kelley Armstrong
  9. Laurell K Hamilton
  10. There are a few romance authors in here now, Laura Kaye and Lori Foster

I bounced around in a few genres for awhile, but I’m pretty much urban fantasy and paranormal for now.

Who are your top ten gateway authors?