Ten Books I'm Grateful For

I've been watching this meme float around a lot, so I've finally decided to join in the fun! This meme was created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there is a new list that involves all things books! 

top ten books I'm grateful for

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling: I am very grateful for the magic and happiness this book, series, and world has brought me. Without it, I have no doubt in my mind that I would not be who I am today, and for that, I am thankful - to J.K. Rowling, to the fandom, to Harry himself. 

2. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare: This was the one book that brought me back into reading back in middle school and I will forever be in debt. 

3. Legend by Marie Lu: Legend came to my attention when I was entering high school, so having this story and these characters with me throughout the stress of being a mere freshmen was very comforting. Marie Lu's writing got me through high school! 

4. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo: This story brought me loads of happiness when I was younger and now that I sit here, cradling my copy of it, I am being washed over with waves of nostalgia. 

5. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo: The Grisha Trilogy brought me a mass amount of happiness during a time when I felt as if the world was crumbling down. I was lucky to have a book like Shadow and Bone guide me out of the dark.

6. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken: TDM brought to light the importance of friendship and I will forever treasure the happiness the Black Betty gang brought me. 

7. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard: I'm extremely grateful for Victoria Aveyard and the amount of kindness she alludes - plus Red Queen was damn amazing so

8. Winter of the Ice Wizard (Magic Tree House #32) by Mary Pope Osborne: Do you guys remember this?! These books were my favorite back in elementary school and I'll forever be thankful for the adventures they brought me on. 

9. Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli: Do you remember that cute little golden retriever by the name of Biscuit who taught you how to read back in the first grade? Well yep, I'm grateful for Biscuit. Without Biscuit, I would never have learned how to read. 

10. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan: oh Percy, the wonders you brought me as a child - thank you. 

I'm hoping you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Enjoy some turkey, fatten up on some sweet potatoes :) 



  2. It is good to give thanks. Have a wonderful week. My Thankful TTT

  3. Shadow and Bone is one of my favourite YA trilogies! :-) Great list!

  4. Harry Potter has just got to be on the list, it would be all wrong otherwise! And Percy Jackson is definitely an important one too. I haven't got around to Red Queen yet, but it is on my TBR :)
    Here's my list: https://victoriajaynesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/11/24/top-ten-tuesday-30-thanksgiving-incomplete/

  5. The Darkest Minds book is so underrated, Great List!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Here's my Top Ten Tuesday

  6. Yay for Percy Jackson and Harry Potter!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/24/top-ten-tuesday-32/

  7. This is a great list! I've only read Harry Potter but there's definitely a few I'm planning to read.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. Reading Legend (which I just bought after hearing lots of good things) and Red Queen should be high on my first-thing-in-2016 list! :)

  9. Harry Potter for sure! I figured might be the most popular answer I would see! Some great books on this list! Clare, Lu, Bardugo, Bracken, and Aveyard are great and I am planning to finally marathon Percy Jackson and Heroes in 2016! Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Harry Potter, without a doubt is THE series I am MOST thankful for ♥ I really enjoyed Percy Jackson too though! I still need to read Shadow and Bone, Darkest Minds, Red Queen and Legend though...they might just be on my list too when I get around to them ;) Awesome picks Lillie^^ xxxx

  11. Harry Potter was so life changing! I think Cassandra Clare helped me get into more YA Urban Fantasy too!

  12. Ooh, so many AMAZING books! The best thing about Harry Potter is that it influenced so many people's lives around the world. I've only read the first novel in The Darkest Minds trilogy, but I absolutely loved it and can't wait to continue the series!
    Wonderful list! :)