Top Ten Tuesday was originally started by The Broke And The Bookish, where a topic is given every Tuesday and the blogger then produces a top ten list of books to fit the weekly subject. The topic this week is Top Ten Books I Am Grateful For. As Thanksgiving fast approaches for America, it’s nice to take a moment and think back to the books I’ve read that I’m so glad are in my life…
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
I feel like this will appear on a lot of lists today! Everyone who has ever loved Harry Potter should be thankful for what it has given us. For me, it gives me somewhere to turn when I’m down, a magical place I can go in my mind escape reality. I’ve also learnt so much from so many of the characters, so many life lessons that I will carry with me for a long time!
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
As most of you know by now, Ballet Shoes is a very special book for me. It’s the book that got me in to reading (I read before this, but I can’t remember what…) and taught me so much that I have lived by ever since.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I am so incredibly grateful for all of John Green’s books, but TFIOS in particular is really special to me. There are some moments that really touched me, and there are plenty of life lessons as well!
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
A more recent book for me, but I can’t stop thinking about the story and the characters! I’m so grateful for having read this book because I feel like I learnt a lot about myself as a fangirl and book lover, as well as falling in love with a few of the characters.
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
Another book series I only read this year but completely changed my outlook on the fantasy genre. The relationships between the characters were amazing and I’m so thankful for Cassie Clare’s ingenious world building.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I’m so happy that I got round to reading this when I did. It was the first classic I read after starting my blog and I’m grateful for the fact that it opened me up to whole other world of classical literature.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief is such an incredible book! For 3 days I was consumed by the story of Liesel and her family and friends in wartime Germany, and it made me see the war in completely different way, and feel emotions I never I had in me. I am so grateful for this story!
That’s all for today! I’m extremely picky about the books I call ‘important’ to me, because, like a lot of us bookworms, they really have to speak to us to earn a special place in our hearts. Let me know what books you’re grateful for in the comments below, and feel free to link your Top Ten list so I can check it out!
Until next time…