Books I’m Thankful For

November 22, 2016 Whitney Top Ten Tuesday 6 Comments


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  • In the Woods by Tana French — Really I love the whole Dublin Murder Squad series but Into the Woods was my introduction to police procedurals which are now my go-to for mysteries now.
  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling — These books were my childhood and I cannot thank J.K. Rowling enough for bring Harry into the world and making my young adulthood that much more magical.
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen — Pride and Prejudice has been one of my favorite books since I was one and twenty.  It was my first foray into romance and have loved her wit and Mr. Darcy/Colin Firth ardently ever since.
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell — I tried reading this once in middle school, which you can read about here but the first time I read it all the way through was in high school.  Outside of Harry Potter it was the first chunkster I’d completed on my own, I loved the epic saga and never wanted it to end.  The true markings of a good book.  Thank you Scarlet for showing me that good things come to those who wait and that sometimes bigger is better.
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris — When I was sixteen I had brain surgery and during my recovery my parents read David Sedaris.  They laughed their asses off and got them through a difficult time.  I should also note, that while my neurologists got it the nurses gave my parents the evil eye.
  • Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder — These are the first books I remember reading all on my own and are what really jump started me into reading.
  • The Diary of Anne Frank — I first read Anne’s Diary around the age of 11.  Not only did she inspire me to keep a diary but, it was very eye-opening and gave a new look into a terrible time with a disbelief that has stayed with me
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak — This book really gives you a kick in the gut while sobbing uncontrollably at the same time.  It reawakened the disgust but like Anne Frank’s Diary somehow gives you hope.
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. — This was the first novel in the fantasy genre that I ever read and like stepping through a wardrobe to Narnia opened up a whole new world in my reading life.
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl — really I should thank Roald Dahl for all his books which made my childhood that much more imaginative but, I remember Fantastic Mr. Fox the most clearly and that fantastic word of poppycock.

6 responses to “Books I’m Thankful For

  1. I forgot about including The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe in my list. I loved that story and still do until this day. It really introduced me to fantasy fiction which I now love. Great list!

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