Nov 21, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday-Books I'm Thankful For

Hey guys! Today I am back with another Top Ten Tuesday by The Broke and the Bookish! Today in honor of the USA's Thanksgiving, we are talking about books that we are thankful for. 😊 (I am leaving tomorrow to go on a four-hour-long road trip to spend Thanksgiving with my friends' family and I am SO excited! 😆)

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

I would be lying if I didn't include this series. It was such a big part of my childhood. It spanned my ENTIRETY of my teenage years. I read the first book when I was 13, and the last movie came out when I was 17! I like to think that I would have never gotten into book blogging if I had never read this series, because this is the first (and last since then) fandom I was actually a part of, like I read all the books before I saw the movies, I saw the movies as they came out in theaters, (I even dressed up as Katniss for the premier of the first one) and everything and I LOVED every minute of it! There are so many other fandoms out there that I'm not a part of, or I am, but I'm so behind on reading all the books that I don't really feel like I am, so with The Hunger Games, it was the one time I was, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. 😊

Peter Pan

This is basically the epitome of my childhood! I never wanted to grow up, and I LOVED LOVED LOVED this tie in version of the Universal movie, and every. Single. WEEK. I would check it out at my school library and I read it SO MANY TIMES. I really have no idea how many times exactly, probably over 20. 😳 When I had my own copy, I read it so many times the spine cracked and the whole book ripped IN HALF! 😱

The Secret Life of Bees

I read this book a few years ago, and I can't remember exactly why I loved it so much, but I know it made me think a little differently and I remember relating so much to Lily. I think it stuck with me because I think this was the first book that I ever really saw myself in a character.

All the Light We Cannot See

I recently just read this book this summer and OH MY GOODNESS IT WAS SO GOOD! I really didn't expect to love it so much and it really made me glad that I took a chance on an intimidating adult book because it wasn't as nearly as scary as I thought it would be, and it was SO worth reading! It made me happy and sad and now I REALLY want to read more historical fiction, like, RIGHT NOW! 😆

Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)

This book has been my absolute favorite five star read for almost two years now. (I'm hoping to find another five star book that I will love as much as I loved this one soon. I'm hoping it's Red Queen! I'm almost done with it but I love it so far!) I love the action of Steelheart, and the humor, and the sassy characters and UGH just EVERYTHING! 😆 This book really made me hope I could be this amazing of a writer someday!

The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, #1-7)

This series was also a huge part of my childhood. I feel like everyone I knew read them and I saw the movies and they were amazing and just UGH. EVERYONE needs to read this series at some point in their lives! It just makes you understand the world more and they are just such classics and I don't know how I would have turned out if I didn't read these books, or if I didn't like reading at all! 😱

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1)

This series is amazing! I'm kind of annoyed at how babyish the newer covers make them seem though. I guess technically it is a middle grade series, but I would definitely categorize it as more YA, but I think any age group should read them because they are SO GOOD! I started reading this series when I was in 7th grade, and I finished the last book when the characters were graduating when I was in my senior year in high school, and when I finished the last book, I got really emotional because I felt like I grew up with these books, because I kind of did! THIS IS MY HARRY POTTER GUYS, OKAY? EXCEPT WITH SPIES AND NOT MAGIC. Don't Judge! 😩 Also I think this series makes me really sentimental because it's the first series I can remember that I have actually read all the books in chronological order and I have completed the whole series. (I'm not counting Narnia because I think I only saw the movies for a couple of them, I can't remember.)

Tuck Everlasting

When I was in 7th grade, we read this book in class and this was definitely the first book I had mixed emotions about, because I think it was the first time that I really realized that not all books have a happy ending. I LOVED it and I HATED it! But it was amazing, and it is definitely one of the first books that I remember having a lot of feeling about, so I am glad I got to read it.

Because of Winn-Dixie

This was my very first book to movie adaption! I remember being so excited to finally finish the book so I could finally watch the movie and see it come to life! I'm thankful for this book because like The Hunger Games, I think this book also led to me becoming a book blogger today. 😊

Submerged (Alaskan Courage, #1)

I read this for my high school's Battle of the Books team around the same time I read Steelheart, and I was skeptical about this book at first, but it was SO good! It is a Christian murder mystery set in Alaska, and it is SO HARD to find good books set close to home that I actually enjoy. They all seem to be survival stories that people decades older than me would be more interested in, but this one was SO GOOD! It was action packed and had awesome descriptive writing, and it was actually really interesting for any age to read, all my friends and I really enjoyed it! And that cover is GORGEOUS! 😍

I think I repeated myself a lot from the "Books I Want My Future Kids to Read" post from last week, but the books that I read in my childhood I seem to have found are the most impactful, so I'm thankful for them. 😊 What are some books you are thankful for? Link me to your Top Ten Tuesdays if you want! Do you have any fun Thanksgiving plans?

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  1. This is such a great list! I love that you started with The Hunger Games; that was such a big part of me, too. It's always nice to have that series that you grew up with, you know? Also, soo stoked to see someone include I'd Tell You I Love You... because that's just another one of THOSE series, you know? I loved it. I still do.

    Again, great list.

  2. Heather @ The Frozen Book BlogNovember 21, 2017 at 9:07 PM

    Thank you so much! I love the Gallagher Girls Series so much! I wish more people talked about it! :)

  3. Omg so many fond memories for this post!! I loved the Winn Dixie movie and I totally grew up on Narnia!! (BEST CHILDHOOD SERIES EVER.) And The Hunger Games converted me to YA and blogging...and writing nearly!? So I have a lot to thank it for.😂

  4. Heather @ The Frozen Book BlogNovember 26, 2017 at 4:37 PM

    YES! All of these books are amazing! :D