Top Ten Books I’m Thankful For
It’s Top Ten Tuesday again! It’s a weekly bookish list created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is:
Top Ten Books I’m Thankful For
The Holy Bible
As you may already know, I am a Christian, and my faith means a great deal to me. The Bible has taught, blessed, and encouraged me in my life so much. I truly would not be the same person I am today without it.
The Nancy Drew series has impacted my life in so many ways. Nancy’s class, bravery, and intellect was something that really motivated me as a child. Nancy always stood up for herself and others, and as someone who was quite shy, that always inspired me to do better.
A Life of Faith: Elsie Dinsmore
This series was my life back when I was 10. Elsie’s hardships always made me cry, but her kindness and high morals always inspired me. The fact that she was confident in who she was, and never wavered from her faith was something that I always loved!
Anne of Green Gables
I imagine that nobody is surprised this book made the list! Anne of Green Gables is another book that is so dear to my heart! When I first read this book, I found myself able to relate to her so much. From her imagination to her fiery temper, Anne really spoke to me, and even after all these years it’s still a favorite.
The Book Thief
I love The Book Thief! This book is so touching, emotional, and beautifully written. It’s been several years since I’ve read it, and I still think about this book all the time. I’ll never forget about this book.
The Sweet Seasons
This series, while a light-hearted chick-lit, was exactly what I needed to read when I read it. I started this series the summer before my senior year of high school, just like the main character in the Sweet Seasons series. Then, I read each book according to its season, so as my senior year moved along, so did Candace’s. As someone who had no idea what to do after high school, I found myself really relating to Candace and her struggles and uncertainties. This book really helped me make that transition from high school student to graduate easier.
This book was so beautiful! It was the first book I ever read that was written in free verse. Also, it was an incredibly relatable read for me. I love the message this book left. Your dreams may not turn out as you expected, but that doesn’t mean to give up. Just because it’s different, doesn’t mean it’s gone. I was just really touched by On Pointe, and it might not be an important book for everyone, but it was an important one for me.
Twilight is the book that got me into reading YA. This series opened up so many new reading adventures that I might not have picked up, had it not been for my love of Twilight. I’m also thankful for this book and all the fun memories I have related to it. This was the first series I was really excited for and anticipated movie releases and memorabilia.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
I’m thankful for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children because I just really love this series! Also, it’s one of the first (maybe the first) series where I was there from the very beginning. A lot of my favorite books have been discovered after most or all of the books in the series were released. This is the first series where I read the first book when it was new, and had to wait for the release of each sequel, and for the movie, which, for a while there, I thought might never come!
Stargirl is another favorite of mine. I love this book and the message it leaves! Plus, as a former homeschooler, I’ll always relate to Stargirl’s quirkiness at least a little bit. Also, every time I hear or see the bunny hop, I’ll always think of this book! 😉
That’s it for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday – even though it’s so late, for most of the world it is now Wednesday!
Let me know which books YOU are thankful for!
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