As ever, I’m as curious to know what book—if there was one single book—that turned you into a reader? Where you just knee-high to a grasshopper when you started (as I was) or did your reading life start later?
For me, I’d been reading from a very early age as my father (a voracious reader himself) was the one who took us every week—come rain or shine—to our nearest library. And while I was probably want to read anything to hand, or that was put in front of me, the first book I remember that really struck a distinct cord with me was, HAVE SPACESUIT WILL TRAVEL (originally pub. 1958), the last YA novel from the master of SF himself, Robert A. Heinlein.
After that, there was no turning back for me. I read SF almost exclusively from that point forward right up into my late 20 if not, my early 30s. Starting with, of course, everything Heinlein had in print at the time, and thereon afterwards.
And you, dear reader?