These Top ten Tuesdays by The Broke and Bookish are so awesome, I promise I’ll try not to gush every week on their Top Ten’s but I’ll be honest I love that these make me think. Now — for the 10 books I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Now, I’m missing a book in here — The Nightingale because surprise! I loaned it out to someone — okay, don’t be surprised. Anyway the above are my list of books that I am thankful for — some are books I’ve read recently while others are near and dear to my heart for awhile.
Let’s start with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone — maybe not my favorite in the series but one of the main reasons I read as much as I do. One other book that changed my life like Harry Potter was The Kite Runner — I think it was because at the time a lot of people my age (high school) didn’t know as much about the Middle East as I did so I was really blown away by the story and the realism of what life is like there.
The Book Series’
Lord of Rings — the Fellowship of The Rings. Honestly, I loved them all including the Hobbit because it was the first of many that brought about a different world and different types of characters. It’s also great for adventure!
Poldark series (someone is borrowing the first, of course). I’m so thankful for this series, it brought to life Cornwall and everything gorgeous about it as well as characters that I just fell in love with. Whenever I start reading it I just smile because it’s like I’m starting to read about my friends.
Outlander, this is the most romantic book/series I’ve ever read. I’m not really one for romance but I’m so thankful for the history and my family that got me to read this.
The last couple that I chose are all over the place but all have a special place in my heart.
The Girl with A Dragon Tattoo — my first real mystery/thriller with two characters that I will always love.
The Book Thief — not just because it’s about WWII but because I thought the concept of the narrative was so interesting and new.
A Man Called Ove is another that touched my heart and is a contemporary something I don’t normally enjoy. I laughed, I cried and I finished this one satisfied. I liked it so much that I borrowed it from a friend and then went and bought it.
The Bear and the Nightingale: my favorite of 2017, fairy tale Russia is magical and so is this book with it’s fantasy, courage and magic. I cannot wait for the second one to be released in 2018.