Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday Firsts- Grown Up Books

This month, my Friday First question is:

What was the first book that made you make the switch from reading kids' books to adult books?

For me, I'd have to say it was Jane Austen's Emma. I read it in seventh grade, right after seeing the film version with Gwyneth Paltrow. The copy I read was actually the move tie-in version with her on the cover. From there I read all of Austen's other novels, then moved on to the Brontes. I guess I'd say that Emma was the start of my love of classic British novels. And now that I think about it, it was also the start of me being a long-time Gwyneth Paltrow fan. Coincidence?

What was the first book that started your adult reading habits?


  1. Mine was also in 7th grade and it was 'Gone With the Wind'. My grandma gave me my mom's old copy and I was smitten. I read it several times that school year!

  2. My first grown up book was "Gone with the Wind." The film version of "Emma" with Gwyneth is one of my all time favorite films and one I have watched many times. My daughters and I quote from it. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. My first grown up book was Little Women though I never thought of it as a grown up book more of teenage. I read The Fountainhead in highschool.. that was my first grown up book.



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