Hello once again, blog lovers! Happy National Book Lovers Day! I just thought I’d take a break from reviews for this week’s post and talk about the books that have impacted me the most throughout my life.
Like most, I started my reading journey with picture books, like Dr. Seuss and Where the Wild Things Are. I had many Golden Books as a child as well, and books that sang, and Choose Your Own Adventure books with Winnie the Pooh or Disney princesses. I read a lot, if that’s not already blindingly obvious.
I advanced on to chapter books pretty quickly after that, like the Magic Treehouse, the vastly underrated Cam Jansen series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and, of course, Harry Potter. This was also the period of my life where my grandmother started introducing me to books she read as a child, like the Nancy Drew series and Little Women (which remains one of my favorite books to this day…still mad that Jo didn’t marry Laurie).
When I became a teenager, Twilight and The Hunger Games were the big series that got recognition. I became an avid fan of both and went to many a midnight movie release (with some very cringe-worthy photographic evidence). In college, I became a big fan of the Miss Peregrine’s series and also began my foray into non-fiction, mostly memoirs and biographies of my favorite actors and comedians, like Bryan Cranston, Amy Poehler, and Anna Kendrick.
Nowadays, since I finally figured out publishing is what I want to do with my life, I’ll read pretty much anything you put in front of me! So I ask you dear blog readers, tell me in the comments below, on Facebook, or anywhere else: what books do you hold near and dear? Favorite childhood book? Teenage book? Book you think is underrated? Book you feel like no one else has read? A book that surprised you? Tell me and maybe I’ll give it a review!
I’ll be taking a break from blogging next week, but I will be back the week after with a review of Us Against You, the riveting sequel to Frederick Backman’s equally riveting Beartown. Happy reading and happy National Book Lover’s Day! Until next time!