As I’ve mentioned a few times, before I was a blogger I hardly read. I was an avid reader as a child, but as a teenager I fell out of love with books. These ones, however, got me through that blogging slump.
While writing this post, I realised something interesting. Whereas now I avoid starting series, back when I didn’t read much series were practically all I picked up! Though I didn’t finish many of them, I still got quite a few books deep… And I’m planning to go back and finish them all off (someday, in the far away future).
I’ve tried to mention books that I haven’t mentioned before, so you probably won’t know that I read any of these books!
5) ‘Hush, Hush‘ by Becca Fitzpatrick
At the time, I was completely obsessed with the Hush, Hush series. I daydreamed about Patch, I yearned for the next book to come out and I reread the first installment multiple times. If I’d been blogging at that point, it would have been all I talked about! By the time the fourth book in the series came around, though, my interest had waned. I don’t think I ever read it, but I should probably pick these up again and finish it off – just for old times’ sake.
4) ‘Blue Bloods‘ by Melissa de la Cruz
Despite the fact that I can hardly remember anything about ‘Blue Bloods’, I obviously loved it because I gave it five stars on Goodreads! These high society vampire novels are supremely short (I think under 200 pages each!), so at some point I’m going to binge read the entire series. That’ll help me catch up on my Goodreads challenge.
3) ‘City of Bones‘ by Cassandra Clare
Though I really enjoyed the first five books in The Mortal Instruments series, I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned them on the blog. Whoops! I wasn’t OBSESSED with these books, and it took me like six months to drag myself through the first one, but after that the pace picked up and I liked them a lot. Then the final book kept getting pushed back, and I couldn’t remember what happened when it eventually released… I’ll reread these (and pick up her other Shadowhunters books) at some point.
2) ‘Need‘ by Carrie Jones
I mentioned ‘Need’ while discussing series that improved over time. Though I can’t remember much about this pixie-filled romance, I know I really enjoyed every installment. All of the books were super short, so I flew through all of them, and I’m planning on rereading them (if I can ever get hold of copies of the final two books in the series!). They were a lot of fun, even if you did need to suspend belief at multiple points…
1) ‘Shiver‘ by Maggie Stiefvater
The third book in the Shiver trilogy was my favourite installment, but I loved the entirety of this chilly series. Like every other teenager, I was obsessed with werewolves (Team Jacob, ftw!) so getting to read a series just about them? HEAVEN! I haven’t read any of Maggie’s other novels, but I think I would have if I hadn’t started blogging.
I hope you enjoyed this Top Five Wednesday! Which books did you love before you discovered book blogging?