“For whatever reason, big or small.”
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I am so happy for this topic, I don’t live in USA so it didn’t click right away that it’s nearly American Thanksgiving. Books that I rate 4/5 stars usually have a great impact on me, and some of them I still think about to this day. But there are so many books which I am thankful for, so many stories which have left a lasting impression and affected how I live my life, so listing only five is near impossible (it apparently is impossible because I had to include some ‘honourable mentions’). So these are the first five that came to my mind, enjoy!
HONOURABLE MENTIONS (because I couldn’t pick just five)
5/ A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas
I am thankful for this book because it was a series which hooked me from the first page, and I read each book straight after the other, and that rarely happens anymore. I am happy that there are still books which I could fall head over heels for, and I know I am going to pick up any other book in the same universe.
4/ Tess of The D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
This was the first book of Thomas Hardy’s that I read, and I quickly fell in love with it. Being from the same area as Thomas Hardy, a lot of his sceneries and landscape descriptions are inspired by the landscape/scenery of Dorset. I am so thankful that there are books I can read which will take me back home if I’m feeling homesick, and so thankful that Thomas Hardy also loved the area as much as I do.
3/ The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
This book always makes me cry, its story hits me hard and it has impacted my life for the better. I am thankful that this story existed at a time where I felt like an outsider for my introversion and mental health, and seeing it so beautifully dealt with in this book just makes me feel so privileged to have experienced it.
2/ The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
Growing up I had limited access to books, and I remember my mum owning this book (and series) and me just picking it up off the shelf and started reading without knowing much about it. It was around the time I was also obsessed with The Lord of The Rings film trilogy so I was aware that it was linked but didn’t know why. I am thankful for this book (and the rest of the series) because it was something that my Mum and I had a shared interest in and that gives me such fond memories.
1/ Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Surprise, surprise! I cannot put into words how thankful I am for this little book, for it created a magical universe and inspired a generation. So many books out there are inspired by this series, and even 20 years after its release, it still holds one of the biggest fandoms, and is still creating content! I am so thankful that this series gave me somewhere that I felt I belong.
So those are a few of the books I am thankful for. Each of these hold a very special place in my heart and will cherish these for the rest of my life! Which books are you thankful for? Any here you also agree with? I’d love to know!
THANKS FOR READING!!