Nov 4, 2011

TGIF and Week In Review (22)

Hosted by Ginger over at G-Reads, TGIF is a way to recap the week on your blog and answer a fun question she asks bloggers. Linking up spreads the word, so visit her blog for more info and to participate! :o) Here's the question for this week:

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

Twilight really opened me up to the whole vampire genre as well as the YA age range. I'm not ashamed to admit that I wouldn't be here writing this blog post if I hadn't read it. At least, I don't think so. That book series really got me reading again. I wouldn't be reading as much YA right now, nor would I be as interested in the vampire/paranormal genre if it weren't for that book. So I say thank you to Stephenie Meyer for writing that novel and to all the people who talked me into reading that series. Much appreciated!

The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich opened me up to whatever you'd call those kinds of novels. If you don't know, Stephanie is a bounty hunter in New Jersey with an ex-prostitute as a sidekick and two hot steamy men in her hooks. They're fun and fast, and I read almost all of Janet Evanovich's romance novels after reading those too. That series really broke open that particular genre for me.

Besides those, Meg Cabot's novels allowed me to appreciate the chick-lit genre. I crave a good Meg Cabot-like book sometimes. :o)

This past week on the blog:


  1. I love the Chick Lit genre. I don't know why, but I always think people think I'm a hack reader when I say that, like they aren't "real" books. But I love them. My favourites are by Sophie Kinsella, Emily Giffin, and Jennifer Weiner ... those are the first ones that really got me hooked!

    Happy TGIF! :)

  2. Meg Cabot is one of my all time favorite authors :) Happy Friday!


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