10 books that introduced me to new genres

Happy Tuesday, fellow TTT-ers! (I am not sure if there is really such thing, so please understand.)

We are back to the weekly book-prompts hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl – Top Ten Tuesday with this week’s topic being – Books I Loved that Made Me Want More Books Like Them.

As she suggested, I re-worded it and there goes the title. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This week’s category required me to dig deep and look back (a lot) on my first-ever reads. So here we go!

  1. First mystery & crime novel: Rising Sun by Michael Crichton – This is also the first-ever full-length novel I have read.
  2. First scientific fiction/sci-fi thriller: State of Fear by by Michael Crichton – The genre did not stick too much. But Crichton remains to be among the best writers (for me).
  3. First romance novel: Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks – My first two to three years as a reader were filled with Nicholas Sparks. I WAS indeed a huge a fan. (until age taught me better ;))
  4. First dystopia novel: Twilight (Twilight, #1) by Stephenie Meyer – The year was 2012, guys. I was just barely out of my teen years. So please don’t judge. ๐Ÿ˜€

5. First inspiring non-fiction book: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom – Read this in 2012 and read this again after five year, 2017. To say this book has changed my life would be an understatement.
6. First philosophical book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – So in a year, I went from dystopia to philosophical books. Growth, friends. That’s what we call growth.
7. First contemporary/fantasy: The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom – Quite clear that Albom was and still remains to be my favorite author.

8. First young adult: My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares – This somehow paranormal YA introduced me to this genre. It was followed by the likes of Rainbow Rowell and Jerry Spinelli.
9. First fiction with humor: The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1) by Graeme Simsion – Definitely enjoyed this story and it has stayed with me through the year. When humor was done nicely, it’s the best reliever and light-maker. This falls under the likes of my beloved A Man Called Ove and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.
10. First medical fiction: Still Alice by Lisa Genova – Genova being a neuroscientist made this fictional story compelling at its best. Medical fiction remains to be a go-to genre for me.


What’s your favorite genre and which book introduced you to it? Share them below!


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16 thoughts on “10 books that introduced me to new genres”

      1. I’ll push that book up on my TBR list. He loves to read. I got that from him. And he’s the one who gave my first book – the Harry Potter series. My love for books blossomed from that time.

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