TTT: Ten Books I`m Thankful For

Harry Potter funko
                               TTT is a weekly meme/feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

Happy Thanksgiving to anyone celebrating! Please feel free to send all the pie leftovers to my house. On a more serious note, today we`ll be discussing the books that we love and cherish, the ones that warm our hearts. We`ll talk about the books that made an impact on us and why we adore them so much. So pick a hot chocolate, hide under your favourite blanket and continue on reading.

1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
What a shocker, I`m going to start with the series that`s probably on everyone`s list. But Harry Potter is magical, pun intended. J.K. Rowling gave us a fantastic set of character and a complex world. She taught us about friendship, bravery, and chivalry, amongst other things. She gave us Sirius Black:). 
To Kill a Mockingbird

2. "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
Apparently, this book was recently banned in a school in America and I`m so outraged. Because it`s one of the best books that you can read against racism. It`s a gem that teaches young minds to be good and kind and to not let society change them.

3. "Alice`s Adventure in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass" by Lewis Carroll
A whimsical story that everyone should read at least once. I think this is an amazing book for kids because it will challenge them and stir their imagination. And it`s just as enjoyable reading it when you`re an adult.

4. "Peter Pan" by J.M. Barrie
I have another children-lit classic and that`s the unique story of "Peter Pan". It`s another story with great life lessons and especially the consequences of not wanting to grow up. But to be fair, I`m almost 28 and I`m not sure adulthood is for me.
The Hunger Games

5. "The Hunger Games" trilogy by Suzanne Collins
The one that launched hundreds of "duplicates". I know that now most people are tired of dystopia and a part of me gets it. We live in a shitty society and the books that are out now have nothing original. But personally, I love dystopia. And "The Hunger Games" portrayed a terrifying, but somehow possible future world.

6. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky
Some people hate and some people love it, but I think it`s one of the best coming of age books out there. It`s certainly one of my favourite YA contemporaries.

7. "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" by Haruki Murakami
Haruki Murakami is my favourite author, so I`m thankful for all of his books. Because most of them have magical realism, it`s hard to describe them. But they`re so lyrical and beautiful! This one is about Toru Okada who goes searching for his wife`s cat and from then on a set of inexplicable events starts to happen. I know it`s a poor synopsis, but with Murakami`s novels, you don`t want to give too much away. You just have to let them steal your heart.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

8. "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" by Becky Albertalli
I`ve talked about this book a lot and let me tell you, the hype is real. It`s funny and heartwarming, with amazing friendships and supportive parents.

9. "The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
This is one of my favourite books of all time and one that stayed with me long after I read it. Just like with "To Kill a Mockingbird" it shows how corrupt a society can truly be and how those that are different or innocent, are labelled as "idiots" or strange.

10. "A Monster Calls" by Patrick Ness
Did you really think that you can escape a recommendations post without me not mentioning "A Monster Calls"? Think again. This is a raw and emotional story about grief and moving on, one that everyone should pick up in their lifetime.

And that`s a wrap. As a certified bookworm, I`m thankful for all the books out there, though slightly terrified by the size of my TBR. But I`ve decided to include the ones that I love the most. Let me know in the comments if any of these were ou your list as well.


  1. to kill a mockingbird is a classic!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  2. Loving all the Harry Potter love today <3

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  3. I love Harry Potter-I have that Funko also!! Nice list!!

  4. I absolutely love Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and A Monster Calls so I am so glad to see them on your list here. :) Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! <3

  5. I think Harry Potter made a lot of lists :)

    I've been meaning to read A Monster Calls. I think I definitely need to prioritize it in my reading for next year!

  6. Harry Potter was on my list this week too! I'm totally kicking myself for leaving The Hunger Games off my list.
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