Top 5 Tuesday – Books That Got Me Into Reading

Happy Tuesday, Homo sapiens! Welcome to another Top 5 Tuesday!

Top 5 Tuesday was originally hosted by Shanah at Bionic Bookworm and now found its home with Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.

Books That Got Me Into Reading

aliceinwonderlandI was exposed to reading at a very early age but as far as I can remember, one of the books that really got me into reading as a child was Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland.

It was my older brother who introduced these two books to me when I was maybe 12 or 13 years old. And I just love both of these! These made me seek for more adventures and books that I can relate to.


Norwegian Wood started my love affair with Japanese literature.


The Kite Runner touched me to the core unlike any other and so this book got me into reading all the more.

How about you? What books got you into reading? I’d be delighted to know! 


Author: Just_Me :)

Basically a breathing, moving, eating and happy-go-lucky homo sapiens. Full-time daydreamer and part-time paranoid. I love reading, I love Roger Federer, I love food.

18 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday – Books That Got Me Into Reading”

  1. I have The Kite Runner sitting on my bookshelf still waiting on me to FINALLY pick it up. Hopefully soon! And I’m really wanting to read The Arabian Nights, too. That’s definitely towards to top of my classics TBR.

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  2. I love the books you’ve listed even though I am yet to read Alice in the Wonderland and The Arabian Nights. πŸ™‚ Norwegian Wood was the first Murakami that I truly appreciated (although by then I have already read his complex and mindboggling works like 1Q84, and Kafka on the Shore). And totally agree on The Kite Runner!

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    1. When I think of it now, I was introduced to Norwegian Wood at the right place and at the right time. It’s the perfect introduction to Murakami’s world and to Japanese literature. Hope you get to read Alice and The Arabian Nights and enjoy both, too. I’m delighted to know you agree with me on The Kite Runner. Cheers to more books! πŸ™‚

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      1. It was just too bad that I started with 1Q84 which was like, very complex! And I didn’t have any iota then on Murakami’s brand of literature. I was literally out of my wits. Kafka was even worse! Haha. But I am thankful I stayed. I was planning to reread Kafka
        but I never found the time because I have more unread books than read books. LOL

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        1. I think I read 1Q84 after Norwegian Wood and I totally agree, it was indeed very complex and very long. Ha! Kafka is my favorite Murakami book. I’ve been wanting to reread it, too, but there’s still a lot of unread books waiting just like you! The most difficult for me though was The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle which I also intend to reread to get a better understanding of it perhaps? πŸ˜‰

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