7 Books

I had originally done this meme on Facebook back in July 2009, a month before I discovered the world of book blogging. And even though it’s been almost 4 years since I’ve made this list, these 7 books still resonate with me and hold a special place in my heart.

Here are the rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Seven books you've read that will always stick with you. First seven you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. If you decide to do your own post, leave a link in the comments so I can check out your list.


Brianna’s 7 Books:

  1. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. This is the very first book I remember reading by choice.
  2. The Giving Tree by Shel SilversteinThe Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. This book makes me cry every time I read it. It’s short and simple, yet carries a strong message.
  3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. This book really got me into reading. I was not a reader until I was about 22, when I caved and decided to read this book to see what all the fuss was about.
  4. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I resisted reading this series because I was not interested in vampires. This book definitely changed that and opened my reading world to not only paranormal romance but to YA as well.
  5. The Husband by Dean Koontz. The cover caught my eye and the blurb landed this book in my hands. And it didn't disappoint. I became a fan of his work, minus his Odd Thomas series and sci-fi stuff.
  6. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks. Not the first Nicholas Sparks book I’ve read, or my favorite (The Notebook wears the crown for both those titles), but one that hit close to home for me.
  7. Dark Lover by J.R. Ward. My first taste of adult paranormal romance (well, after Sookie) and jump-started my craving for PNR.


J9’s 7 Books:

  1. Heart of the Warrior by Donya LynneHeart of the Warrior by Donya Lynne – because of the stellar characters, angsty romance and perfect world building.
  2. Cut & Run by Abigail Roux – because you never forget the time two characters grab you by the throat.
  3. Darkness Everlasting by Alexandra Ivy – because a vegetarian heroine brings a mighty vampire king to his knees but without stupid misunderstandings in an action plot that rocked.
  4. Nine Rules to Break When You're Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean – because an overweight heroine deciding to live her life to the fullest lands her the man she's been in lust-love with her entire life but she doesn't let him walk all over her.
  5. Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas – because the leads stumble their way into love and it makes them both better people while still remaining true to themselves.
  6. Moon Craving by Lucy Monroe – because the deaf heroine has a spine of steel and the leads have an emotional vulnerability that I love along with the Scottish-werewolf setting and plot.
  7. Warrior's Song by Janis Reams Hudson – because I re-read this (ridiculous) historical western so many times I'm embarrassed by it--which is exactly why I confess to you all!

About Brianna: Supermom by day, naughty reader by night. Addicted to chocolate, Twitter, her iPad, her Kindle, and 99¢ Kindle deals. You can follow Brianna on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Instagram.


  1. My 7:
    1. Twilight - cuz it got me to reading.
    2. Cut & Run - cuz it's my first M/M read.
    3. Dark Lover - cuz it was my 1st adult PNR after Twilight saga.
    4. Halfway to the Grave - cuz it was my 1st UF read.
    5. Bloodfever - cuz it's the book that I understood the obsession with the Fever series.
    6. Magic Bites - cuz it kick started my love for audiobooks.
    7. Spider's Bite - cuz I now wish I could be Gin Blanco

    1. Twilight got me into reading, and kept me too. And Gin FTW!!

  2. I love this question! I've thought a lot about my favorite authors but not so much the specific books that have stuck with me. I had to try it for myself :)

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