Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Am Thankful For
This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic is ‘Books I Am Thankful For’ which really got me thinking about the books I have read over the years. This week I have decided to go with just 5 books, as these ones really mean a lot to me.
Okay so this one is pretty obvious, and is definitely going to be showing up on so many bloggers lists this week!
I read the first Harry Potter when I was 7 years old, and I never looked back! I had always loved reading as a child but Harry Potter was the story that made me fall head over heals for reading in a way that would stay with me forever.
This series also provided me with an amazing female role-model that would stay with me not only as I grew up, but in adulthood too.
The worst thing that I could have ever imagine happening to me, happened to me. And after that I did not know what to do. I was lost, scared, and heartbroken, and I needed a distraction from my mind during this time. I decided I would try and read. I had not picked up a book for months and this was the one I chose. This book made me smile.
At that point in my life, a smile was a rare thing for me. But this book did it, and it made me want to read more and more. Reading has been healing me slowly, and I will always be thankful for this book for being the one to start that process.
This book was my introduction to Stiefvater. Now she is one of my favourite authors. This series brought me out of a huge reading slump, and had me feeling things for fictional characters that I had forgotten I could.
Not only was the writing and the story inside this book so amazingly beautiful, but I found myself able to relate to the characters so well that it kind of felt like there was a piece of me in them.
We read this book when I was in High School. I had never heard of it before it was handed to us in English class as our reading assignment.
I became so hooked with the story, that I would stay in class during lunch so that I could continue to read it. When it came time for exams, we had to write a paper on this book. I had so much to say, because I loved the story so much. I got full marks 🙂
This is my favourite book of all time. I have had lots of people ask me how it is possible for me to choose, and I always tell them that this book is special.
This book is my favourite because it always speaks to me in the way that I need it to. No matter what I am going through I can pick it up, and every single time something different sticks out and is somehow relatable to how I am feeling.
I have so many other books that I absolutely adore, but none of them seem to know me as well as Kafka on the Shore.