It’s almost Thanksgiving in the USA and today’s topic is a “thankful freebie”. So I felt it was only appropriate to mention some books that I’m super thankful for. These books have touched my life in some way that I’ll forever be grateful!
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
I figured this one would be obvious so let’s get it out of the way first, shall we? 😉
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Attachments was the first book I read by Rainbow, and it was during a time in my life when I wasn’t reading a lot. This book has always stuck with me and has opened the door for me to explore more contemporary books.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
This series is either a love it or hate it kind of series, but it’s the first YA high-fantasy that I got into and paved the way for me to explore more high fantasy stories.
Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster
I will forever be grateful for Jen Lancaster’s hilarious memoirs. They really got me through some dark periods of my life.
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
This will most likely be my favorite book of 2018. Seeing the Southeast Asian rep in this book meant so much to me and I could relate so much to the characters.
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
Okay, so technically this graphic novel isn’t out yet, but you can read the entire thing for free on tumblr and Tapas. In fact, the content in the webcomic is ahead of the content that’s going to be published in Volume 1, which is slated to drop in February 2019 (Note: Alice self-published Heartstopper Vol. 1 in October 2018 via her Kickstarter campaign. So if you see physical copies floating around the book community, chances are that’s the copy you’re seeing!) Heartstopper is such a heart warming and pure story about two high school boys who fall in love. I am literally obsessed with their story. It’s just full of so much good.
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
The Poppy War is a very dark book but it’s such a damn page-turner, and the fact that it’s R.F. Kuang’s debut novel blows my mind. This book meant so much to me because of the Asian culture rep and I admire all the research R.F. Kuang put into it.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
2018 was the year that introduced me to Holly Black, the queen of faeries, and I will always be thankful for that blessing.
Legendary by Stephanie Garber
I buddy read Legendary with Melanie and, to be honest, this was probably one of my favorite buddy reads of all time. I had to much fun snap chatting with her and gushing over Chapter 13. ❤
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
Warbreaker was the first adult high fantasy story I read and I’m so glad I finally took the plunge.
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
I wanted to cry ugly big, fat tears when this book was over. It was so heart warming, heart wrenching, funny, and full of so much good. I wish I could read it again for the very first time.
Well that’s it for this week’s top ten list! I hope you have a wonderful holiday if you’re in the US, and if you’re traveling I wish you safe travels!