Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I’m Thankful For.
When it comes down to it there are plenty of books I’m thankful for, in fact you could say I’m thankful for every book out there because I love reading, but the ones below are the ones that have the most fond memories attached to them. Some of them are likely cliché picks for this topic, and most of them are books I haven’t stopped talking about since I started blogging, but I feel that’s almost expected.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
…because it’s the first book I can remember reading, part of the first series I fell in love with, and even today I am still a huge fan of the Harry Potter series.
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
…because although Harry Potter was the first series I loved, and looking back I’m now very aware Twilight is kind of problematic, this was the book that kicked started my reading obsession.
The Archived by V.E. Schwab
…because if I can only pick one I’d say V.E. Schwab is my favourite author, and The Archived was the first book of hers I read. Without it I don’t know when, or even if, I would have read the Shades of Magic series.
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
…because while this wasn’t the book that led to me discovering the contemporary genre it was the first contemporary book I read, and it’s still an all-time favourite of mine today.
Love You to Death by Meg Cabot
…because my love for this book is something I shared with my friends, and I have so many happy memories of us fangirling over the series during our high school classes.
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
…because thanks to an incredible review I saw on WordPress this was the very first magical realism book I picked up, and it led to me discovering what would become one of my favourite genres.
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
…because like how Bone Gap led me to the magical realism genre These Broken Stars is the book that led me to the sci-fi genre.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
…because I travelled to Prague, and had an incredible time exploring a beautiful city, because of Laini Taylor’s magical way of writing.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
…because this is my favourite everything. It’s the first book I remember reading with my parents, the reason I love fairytale retellings, and likely the reason I love plenty of fantasy and magic in my stories.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
…because if the Shades of Magic books are my all-time favourite series then The Night Circus is my all-time favourite standalone book. I love stories set in circuses because of how breathtaking this book was.
So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know what books you’re thankful for.