A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Books I am Thankful For
Oh this is hard to narrow down! There are so many books that I thankful for but I will try, key word try, to make somehow a list of only ten books that I am most thankful for! But keep in mind that this is not a list of my favorite books but rather the list of books that got me where I am today. Oh and the list is in no particular order!
- The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
I think this one will be on everybody's list. Personally, I always loved reading but this trilogy is truly deep in my heart. I will always stay true to the Hunger Games even if it is over.
- True Blood Series by Charlaine Harris
There is something about these books that I absolutely unconditionally love. I love Sookie and I love the way Charlaine Harris wrote her story. Surely, I did not like the ending of the series but well nothing is perfect! Every time I look at this series on my shelf it makes me all warm inside.
- Blood Promise by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy #4)
This book just wrecked me. I was in my first year of university when I read it and omg I walked all week with red puffy eyes and people were asking what is wrong and I could not tell them it is the book that is wrong. Terrible terrible things Richelle Mead has done to me. But I love it and I love the whole series, nothing has ever inspired me this much to travel to Russia as this series.
- Dina's book by Herbjorg Wassmo (Dina's Trilogy #1)
I was really young when I read this book. It changed me as a person, in a way it made me the person I am today. It was just that good and influential.
- The Awakening by L.J. Smith (The Vampire Diaries #1)
It was the first book I have read in English and loved this series ever since (original four books). Those glorious days when nobody knew who Damon Salvatore is and was all mine!
- Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Do I even have to explain myself? I had amazing childhood due to this series! I mean our own Hogwarts... seriously!
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I do not know how many times I have read this book. I own it in two languages and I have read both editions at least twice, maybe more. There is just something about this book I love. I am not a Darcy fan really but I cannot explain it, this book just must be on this list, no questions asked really.
- The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
I still have not read this series completely but it means so so much to me. It introduced me to vampires and most importantly lead me to the circle of friends I will have for life. The Vampire Chronicles is THE thing in my life.
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Oh how obsessed i was with this book. As a teenager I have actually read many this type of adult books. I think I still have a little notebook somewhere at my moms with all Oscar Wilde quotes. I actually have this book now here on my shelf, the only book I have still with me since teenager years (the rest I gave away to library before leaving country or left to my little brother).
- The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
As a teenager I had one idol and that was Anne Boleyn. I knew everything about that woman, I even paid an expensive entrance to London Tower just so I could stand where she was killed. And this whole obsessiveness started with this book, tho after I have read her true biography I have started to love her even more. I cannot tell you how many times I have went to National Gallery in London to look at her, just way too many to count!
Laura's Top Ten
How do I even choose? This is so hard! It took me 1 hour to narrow them down but finally I chose the most influential ones. The ones that really changed me (and still change me) somehow. Here are my picks:
- Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
- Matilda by Roald Dahl
- The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
- Ten Little Niggers by Agatha Christie
- A la Sombra de Lilith by Carmen Posadas and Sophie Courgeon
- The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- Taking Flight by Michaela DePrince
- The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
- Patrick Hedström Series by Camilla Läckberg