Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish List of Thanks

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - This series has probably had the most influence on me as a person.  I've talked about how much it means to me several times on my blog, but I just want to say it again.  I found it when I was young and it shaped me as a person and as a reader.

2. My parents - They are big reader, especially my mom.  When I was growing up, they would read to me and with me.  My dad took me to many a midnight release party.  They both would discuss books with me at length.  They are by far the biggest reason I love to read and I am so thankful that I have them.

3. All American Girl by Meg Cabot - This book ignited my love for books that weren't fantasy.  It began my journey diving into all sorts of genres, not just fantasy.

4. The book community - I love the fact that there are people all over the world who want to share their bookish love with everyone.  I love reading blogs, watching videos and making new friends because of books.  I wouldn't otherwise have that opportunity.

5. The Lunar Chronicle by Marissa Meyer - This series gave me the same sort of excitement that Harry Potter did; waiting for the next book to come out, theorizing what would happen in each installment, not wanting it to end.  It was great to feel that excited about a series again.

6. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - This book gives a realistic account of someone who has a mental illness and repressed memories.  I'm thankful that people are becoming more open to talking about mental illness, whether it's through books, tv, movies, or person experiences.  People are talking about it.


  1. I think my favorite thing in Harry Potter isn't the story - although, I ADORE THOSE BOOKS - but how the series had a huge impact on countless readers' lives! Next to Harry Potter, Meg Cabot's books were the ones that made me absolutely addicted to reading, so I'm honestly thankful for her novels, as well. I'm really, really happy I can be a part of this community - before connecting with fellow readers on the internet I was feeling kind of like a freak for loving to read SO MUCH, because while I do have friends who love reading, they're no way as enthusiastic about it as me.
    Amazing post!
    My TTT

  2. The book community is awesome!! I just finished Cress myself!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Here's my Top Ten Tuesday

  3. Lovely list!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/24/top-ten-tuesday-32/

  4. Mmmmm, I love your picks of bookish things to be thankful for Alex!! Harry Potter naturally would have been my top pick too ;) Yes to the bookish community (so much love!) and The Lunar Chronicles! I love that you mentioned your parental units, if it wasn't for my mom reading to me throughout my childhood, I probably wouldn't be the reader that I am today. She always had bookshelves upon bookshelves of her books too....ahhh the bookish life ♥

  5. Great list! We wouldn't be here without this fantastic book blogging community. :)

    Check out my TTT.