Top 10 Books And Authors I’m Thankful For

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Top 10 Books And Authors I’m Thankful For

This is such an appropriate topic, considering Thanksgiving is this week.  There are a lot of books and authors I love, and there are even a few I’m thankful for.  Here are the 10 books and authors I’m thankful for this year.

  1. Harry Potter.  Of all the books I’m grateful for, Harry Potter would be at the top of my list.  The world of Harry Potter is so magical, and I love revisiting Hogwarts time and time again.  There are no words to fully express how much I love Harry Potter, but I am so glad Harry’s story is a part of my life.
  2. Jane Austen.  Her books are the first classics I read on my own and actually liked.  Reading her books sparked an interest in reading classics on my own (which I’ve been horrible at doing) but I’m definitely glad I’ve read her books.
  3. The Postsecret books.  I’ve only read a couple of them, but I like to flip through every once in a while, because they’re a good reminder that we all have our own secrets, no matter what they are.
  4. Laurie Halse Anderson.  I just love her books, and Speak and Wintergirls are two of my favorite books.  She has great characters, and deals with some tough issues in a great way.
  5. Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals and A Mighty Long Way by Carlotta Walls LaNier.  I’m putting these 2 together because they both deal with the same subject.  Both books are written by 2 of the Little Rock 9.  I loved both because you get a really interesting look at what it was like for them.  It really wasn’t that long ago that schools were still segregated, and their stories are a great look at history.
  6. Hate List by Jennifer Brown.  I read this book well over a year ago, and I still can’t get it out of my mind.  It’s a haunting look at a school shooting and I couldn’t help but think about how much they can affect everyone involved.
  7. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.  This is one circus I would love to go to, and it’s a book I can get lost in.
  8. Alison Weir.  I am a HUGE fan, and I am determined to read everything she’s written.  I’m really fascinated with Tudor England, and she’s my go-to author for anything about this time period.
  9. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer.  I love a good paranormal book (especially a paranormal romance) and I think it’s popularity is largely because of the success of Twilight.
  10. My grandpa.  Okay, my grandpa is not a book, and he’s never written one.  But my love of reading and my love of learning (especially history) are because I grew up in a household where he took me to the library every week since I really little, and because I saw how much he loved history.  I’m the reader I am today because of him, so it seems right to have him on this list!
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