Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday (25)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Books/Series I Am Thankful For
1. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
-I read this book in high school and I can't explain how perfect the timing was.  This book showed up in my life when I needed it the most and the book and film adaptation are still my favorites to this day. 

2. Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls series #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
-Basically this whole series is my favorite, but I am exceptionally thankful for these books by Stiefvater because they taught me the true meaning of love at a young age. I didn't truly realize how much I didn't understand about love and loss until I read this book and I loved the simplicity of Sam and Grace's relationship and how they spent their time together.

3. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
-I was so thankful for the chance to dive back into the wizarding world and experience the magic all over again! So cheesy, but I mean every word! I read it for the first time this summer and it was the best gift ever! 

4. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
-I know I'm beating a dead horse talking about this one again, but Inkheart is hands down most-read book ever. This story was what really started my love of fairy tales and I will be forever thankful for this book and for the rest of the ones in this series by Funke.

5. Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2) by Stephanie Perkins
-Lola's story made me realize I wasn't alone and that some of the things I was going through in high school were similar to how others felt growing up. Lola is quirky and downright cool, and this book helped me love myself and my own oddities when I hated them the most. I owe Stephanie Perkins more than I can explain for writing this one!

6. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
-Like Lola's story, Fangirl helped me deal with self-deprecation and learn to love myself for the things I considered "uncool" for years. I still have high hopes that I'll get to meet Rowell one day and thank her in person for this wonderful story.

7. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 
-This is one of those books I read at a young age when reading was still new to me. I still love this story to pieces and I can't wait to read it to my own kids one day.

8. #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso
-This book is FANTASTIC for girls in the business field (or any ladies entering the job market).  Sophia is such a good role model for hard work and doing whatever it takes to work your way up in the industry. I needed this book to reassure me when I was struggling with being a woman in the business field and being the "minority" in my college classes. 

9. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
-Say what you will, but I still love this book (and whole series) and it's what started my love for YA books back in the day so I owe this book a lot. 

10. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
-WELL DUH. This one goes without saying!

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