Hey everyone! I’m back again this week with another Top Ten Tuesday post for you all, thanks to the lovely ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week is a Thanksgiving themed freebie. I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, since I’m English, but I’ve watched enough American TV shows to get the general idea of the holiday! For my topic this week, I’m going to be talking about bookish things that I am thankful for. I considered narrowing it down to just books or authors that I am thankful for, but there are so many bookish things that I am thankful for, it doesn’t seem right to restrict my list to just books or just authors that I am thankful for. So here we go, ten bookish things I am thankful for:
- I am thankful that there is only just over three months until the last book in The Raven Cycle series is released. It had better be really, really good after having had to wait this long!
- I am thankful for Neal Shusterman’s Unwind Dystology, one of my personal favourite series.
- I am thankful to JK Rowling for the Harry Potter series, because it made me the reader that I am today and inspired my lifelong dream to become an author.
- I am thankful that I got the chance to meet Derek Landy this year and especially thankful that I met him with my best friend, who loves the Skulduggery Pleasant books just as much as I do, sharing that experience with her made it even more special.
- I am thankful for the Percy Jackson and The Heroes of Olympus books, not only because they are both brilliant series, but also because I’m pretty sure that our shared love of Percy Jackson is one of the main reasons that my amazing best friend and I (same one who I met Derek Landy with) are friends. It has given us so many in-jokes and we have spent so much time fangirling over these books that I will be forever thankful that I read them.
- I am thankful for Jodi Picoult and all of the amazing books of hers that I have read, but most especially, I am thankful to her for My Sister’s Keeper, which is without a doubt one of my favourite books of all time.
- I am thankful to my dad, for reading to me when I was younger, one of many things that I know inspired my love of books and reading today.
- This kind of goes with #3, but I am thankful for Hermione Granger, who showed me that being smart and loving books and reading was not something to be ashamed of, but something to be proud of.
- I am thankful for The Hunger Games, for introducing me to the world of dystopia and as such, leading me to read some amazing books in that genre.
- I am thankful for Noughts and Crosses, as the love story of Callum and Sephy is one of the best I’ve ever read and this whole book in general is just beautiful.
- I am thankful for all the amazing book-to-movie adaptations that I have seen and all of the book-to-movie adaptations of my favourite books that I have yet to see. It’s amazing that I have been able to see so many of my favourite books come to life on screen and I cannot wait to see more.
- I am thankful to Sarah J Maas for the brilliant Throne of Glass series. I have so enjoyed Celaena’s adventures so far and am excited to see where her latest adventure in Queen of Shadows takes her.
- I am thankful to Sophie McKenzie, for writing so many brilliant books that I have just adored.
- I am thankful that I have a great best friend who has the same taste in books that I do, that I can fangirl with.
- I am thankful for Waterstones which keeps me well stocked in books!
- Most of all, I am thankful to all the people who read this blog. I love writing it and it’s great to see that other people enjoy reading it just as much. I am so thankful to be part of such a wonderful community, which has made me feel so welcome in the almost two years that I have been part of it (I will have been doing this blog for two years in February, how crazy is that!). Thank you, all my wonderful readers, it is you who keep this blog going!
I know, I went over 10 on my post this week, but what can I say? I have a lot of bookish things to be thankful for! What bookish things are you thankful for? What did you choose for your Thanksgiving themed freebie this week? Anyone else from somewhere that doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving? Let me know!
That’s my post for this week, I will be back next week, the topic is Top Ten 2016 Debut Novels That I’m Looking Forward To, but I’m not sure if I have all that many, so I may choose a topic from the archives instead, we’ll see. In the meantime, I should have a new Wishlist Wednesday post for you all tomorrow, so stay tuned for that.