1. The Rainbow Magic Series by Daisy Meadows
I remember when I was either four or five I wasn't that well. My Dad had gone into town for a football match, and when he was there, he went to Woolworths and bought m
e the first Colour Fairy in the series, Ruby the Red Fairy. He gave me it and I read in around a day. I found the rest of the Colour fairies in my local Waterstones and adored them all. From then on, I would by the new set of seven books that came out and would have read them in no time. They were the first books I read with proper plots and little chapters and everything! When I stopped reading them, it was because I older and able to read bigger more complex books.
2. Jacqueline Wilson Books
In my bedroom I have a shelve and a quarter of the one below that are full of my Jacqueline Wilson books. I have most of her recent novels. I absolutely love her writing and I fall in love with pretty much all the characters she writes. I read one of her novels when I was five or six. I remember being at a school fair and finding a collection of between six and sixteen Jacqueline Wilson books for a really cheap price. My mum bought it for me and I read them all in a couple of months. The Jacqueline Wilson I can particularly remember reading and adoring was The Bed And Breakfast Star. I read it and reread it for years. It's still one of my favourites but I love so many of them and I can never pick just one favourite.
3. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
I read the Harry Potter series over the course of a year. Not because I was a slow reader or anything, but because I just didn't want to rush it. I adored the series. It was my first look at a fantasy series, and it was my first major, long book series. I remember reading the final book when one of my Grandparents went into hospital and talking about the series with a lovely man who must have been in his seventies. I will ALWAYS love Harry Potter!
4. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women is the book I would consider to my favourite book of all time. I didn't love it to begin with, but my primary six teacher encouraged me to keep going with it and not to put it down, and I am so glad she did. Little Women got me interested in classics, is one of the books I love and has got me through reading slumps and rough times. I owe a lot to Little Women and to Mrs Mackay who encouraged me to read it.
And those are four books / series that have made me a reader. I could include more, such as Twilight and The Hunger Games which got me interested in the Paranormal and Dystopian genres but I have a funny feeling that this post would never end. Comment with what books or series made you a reader. I will see you next week!