Wednesday, November 22, 2017

[Top 5 Wednesday] Five Books I Am Thankful For

Top 5 Wednesday Five Books I Am Thankful For

Top Five Wednesday is hosted by Thoughts on Tomes. For those of you that are interested in taking part, check out the Goodreads group here: Top 5 Wednesday.

This week's prompt:

November 22nd: Books You're Thankful For --For whatever reason, big or small.

Let's dive in!

Five Books I Am Thankful For

5) Revenants, The Odyssey Home by Scott Kauffman
This was the first physical copy of a book that an author sent me for an honest review. When Scott reached out to me, I could hardly contain myself. I couldn't believe that an author was willing to send me a physical book for free! I am so thankful that I was given the chance to read this book.

4) The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
I am thankful for this book because it is the novel that first introduced me to the adult horror genre. Since reading this book, horror has been my favorite genre!

3) The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
I read this book for the first time in high school when it was assigned to my English class. Since then, I have re-read it dozens of times. It's such an incredible book. I am so thankful that my teacher assigned this book to us.

2) On Living by Kerry Egan
This book is a must read for all. It's hopeful. It's heartbreaking. It's beautiful. And it's jam-packed with lessons that hit me harder than I was expecting them to. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to read this book. It's the book that I recommend to others the most!

1) Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Of course this book had to make my list. This book was given to me by a friend from LA before the Harry Potter craze had reached Maine. Not only did it really kick off my love for the genre of fantasy, it's also the only book series that I cared enough about to have attended a midnight release for. This book also introduced me to fandoms... And what an amazing fandom this series has!!

Thanks for reading! 
What books are you thankful for?


  1. Hi, enjoyed your post. Can you believe I have never read Harry Potter?! I may have to give it a try. I have heard good things. haha.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you love it when you get the chance to pick it up! :)

  2. I have to check out the 4 books on your list. I’ve only read the Harry Potter series. For some reason I don’t like Stephen King- I don’t like his writing style and it’s horror so perhaps I won’t look at that.

    Happy thanksgiving!

  3. I totally blanked on this week's topic! I couldn't think of any books that seemed right for the topic (except HP because HP works on ANY list).

    The Power of One is one of my favorite movies. I adore it. I've had the book for years, though, and I've never cracked it open. I need to get on that.

    Glad to have found your blog! I added it to my list on Bloglovin' :)

    1. It was definitely a tricky prompt!! I hope you love The Power of One when you get the chance to read it! I loved the movie as well. I actually restarted it to watch it again as soon as I finished my first watch! That's how you know it's a truly great film! :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving! I’m going to have to read The Girl Who Loves Tom Gordon—it has come up in so many coversationd in the past few months, and then to see it on a list like this one? It must be special! Here is my list for this week:

    1. I love it so much!! :) I hope you enjoy it as well!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving!

    I really must re-read Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling :) <3 <3 <3

    Hope you enjoy yourself during the upcoming TG celebrations!

  6. Harry Potter is literally my entire childhood and still a major part of my life! And sorry for being so MIA Erica! Life got busy but I'm back! Expect to see more comments from me :)


    1. Same here! And absolutely no worries!! I know life gets busy! :) I hope you're finding plenty of time to just relax!

  7. Can you believe that is one King book I've not read. I think I need to remedy that!