Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Am Thankful For

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

1.) Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Half of the books on this list have books that got me through tough times or I learned a lot from. This book is definitely the former. There was always a new Harry Potter book for big changes in my life. Harry Potter is like comfort food to me.

2.) The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
This book really struck a cord with me when I read it almost 8 years ago. In fact it is the reason I started this blog because of that book and without this blog, where would I be? For that I am forever thankful to this book.

3.) The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
I was a very different book in my 20s. Much more high strung and intense. If you can believe that. Anyway, this book changed a lot of that for me. It really helped me reexamine my life and mellowed me out a lot.

4.) A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Similar to The Alchemist, I owe the fact that I have this blog to this book. Unlike The Alchemist, I actually hated this book. I hated it so much I wanted to complain about it. Then I remembered I had a blog and the rest is history.

5.) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
A lot you all probably know that I am a huge fan of audiobooks. That is thanks to this book, this audiobook. I loved the audio so much and because of it I wanted to listen to more and more audios.

6.) Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
This book made the list for a different reason than most of the other books. Because this book was my first Brandon Sanderson book. I had heard great things about him and then I picked up this audiobook and loved it so much that I read so many more of his books.

7.) The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
I think I am thank for this book for a similar reason. But instead of introducing me to an author, this book introduced me to an entire genre. Historical mysteries are one of my all-time favorite subgenres and it's because of this book.

8.) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
I am such a huge fan of this book. It's one of my all-time favorites. Like Harry Potter this book is like comfort food to me. But this book makes me feel comforted but also sad. If I need a good cry I turn to this book and for that I am thankful.

9.) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I had heard good things about this author and so without thinking I read this book. And I have never related to a main character so much as I related to Cath Avery. I loved it so much I have read all her books ever since.

10.) Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
I used to say that I didn't like contemporary romance. But then I read this book and realized I just had not been reading the right books. If I hadn't realized that with this book I probably never read some other really fantastic books.

There you have it. All the books I am thankful for. What books made your list? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. Harry Potter will always be one of my top favorites because of how it shaped my childhood. I think a lot of people will say the same. I also really enjoyed The Tao of Pooh; my husband asked me to read it because it was such an important book for him, and it really helps to give a framework for thinking about things. Great list!

  2. Oh I loved The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, A Discovery of Witches and of course Harry Potter!!Nice list!

  3. HARRY LIVES!! Not seeing as much of Harry at the blogs I've visited today, which shocks me! Lol! Great picks!!

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  4. I love all Rainbow Rowell books. She crafts characters that I want as my friends, and Cath would definitely be on that list. Watson is another fave of mine. She ranks high on my list of favorite contemporary authors.

  5. Man, where would we all be without Harry Potter? Seriously!

  6. There is a Brandon Sanderson book on my list for the same reason. Elantris was my first Sanderson and after that I read many of his other books and deeply fell in love with this author.

    Btw I hated Discovery of the Witches as well. Publishers gave it to me, when the book was published in Germany. The historian was a present many years ago. I did not really like the book, but I loved the simple German cover. It was plain white with a single drop of blood.