My core books are all books that had a huge impact on me or the way I read. These may not be my favorite books of all time, but they made me the reader/person I am today.
The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
I was forced to take wood-shop in 7th grade and one day we had a substitute, so we had to watch some video. The sub didn’t care what we did, so I decided to read because I had nothing better to do. After starting this book, I couldn’t put it down. This may have not been the greatest series I have ever read, but I credit it to getting me into reading.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
I no longer support J.K. Rowling and her work because I 100% do not support what she stands for. That being said, I was not aware of her views last June when I picked it up. This series is what got me into fantasy and expended my reading taste. I wouldn’t be the same reader I am today if I didn’t decide to read the Harry Potter series.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
When I started reading in 7th grade, I would hardly ever pick up a book at home and it would take me about a week to finish a book (which is long considering I read in a book in 1 or 2 days now). This was the first book series that I couldn’t put down. I read all 3 books in 5 days and it started me on a path of reading over 200 pages a day.
Jenny’s Birthday Book by Ester Averill
Jenny’s Birthday Book is the first book I have good memories of. My mom used to come into my class when I was in elementary school on my birthday to read this. All of the books about Jenny the cat, that I read, were the first books I ever loved.