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Books That Made Us Want to Read More

Books That Made Us Want to Read More

There is that one book or one series that started the love for reading for all of us. Some of us may have begun at a young age at home, others during school, and some even later as adults. We put up a quote from Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own and asked bookworms what book(s) got them to read more.

Harry Potter

This magical journey begins with a boy in the cupboard under the stairs. J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World has enchanted children and they’ve grown up just as Harry, Ron, and Hermione have over the course of seven books.

The Nancy Drew Mystery Stories

With almost 200 stories, The Nancy Drew Mystery Stories have gone through generations of readers. Through the years, it continues to be young readers' introduction to the mystery genre.


Edith Hamilton's bestselling classic has been an essential in the telling of the timeless tales of gods and heroes. For decades, readers have been introduced to Greek, Roman, and Norse mythologies with references to works of art and literature.

The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic is beloved by both children and adults. The Little Prince has a timeless charm, following a little boy on his personal odyssey across the universe away from his own tiny planet.

The Chronicles of Narnia

What started out as one book, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe turned into 6 more and called The Chronicles of Narnia. C.S. Lewis' classic is a tale of fantastic creatures, epic battles between good and evil set in a magical world away from our own.

Chicken Soup for the Soul series

This series of books started with 101 inspirational true stories compiled by motivational speakers Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen from their audience. Over the years, many sequels have been published and expanded to different fields and topics.


A lot of young readers have also had some of their first brushes with horror fiction through the pages of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series. These short books feature stories of children who find themselves in situations where they face monsters and supernatural elements.

The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho's bestseller is a tale of an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels in search for worldly treasure. Readers follow Santiago as he is led to riches far different and more satisfying, by learning to listen to our hearts, and to reach for our dreams.

These are just some of the books that set bookworms on their reading journey through the years. What was the read that led you to read more? Join the conversation at Bookworm Corner.

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