November 21: Top Ten Books I’m Thankful For
I am reliably informed that it is Thanksgiving on Thursday in the United States, and as a result this week’s list comprises ten books that I am thankful that exist (although I want it on the record that I am thankful for all books). *And Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate it!*
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
It couldn’t not be number one. Harry Potter has shaped me in so many ways and proved to be the catalyst for many of my friendships and experiences, so special thanks to Jo for creating the Wizarding World.
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
As one of my favourite series, this was a no brainer. I love how strong Katniss is, how caring Peeta is, and the cause they are both fighting for.
3. Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
Whilst this series remains amongst my favourite of all time, the first novel stands on its own merit. It’s dark and deeply gritty, and it carries such an important message.
4. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
As my favourite standalone novel of all time, this incredible book couldn’t be omitted. I love the characters of Henry and Clare, and I can’t wait to *finally/hopefully* read the sequel next year!
5. Matilda by Roald Dahl
Matilda was one of the first smart, independent female characters I read about in literature, and she showed intelligence is cool.
6. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Although I didn’t read The Twilight Saga at its height of popularity, I really enjoyed reading the series years later and it remains one of my favourites of all time.
7. Killing Floor by Lee Child
Although Jack Reacher novels were not the first crime/thriller books I read, due to the sheer number currently released I am thankful that I have many more adventures to discover.
8. They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
A new entry to this list, the characters and the plot both had a profound impact on me when I read this incredible novel a couple of months ago.
9. George by Alex Gino
Featuring a transgender child as the protagonist, this important novel showcases the importance (and difficulties) of being who you truly are.
10. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I had to include a classic on this list, and this is probably my favourite. I love the characters of Scout and Atticus, and the immensely important cause they are fighting for.
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