Happy Thanksgiving Eve! In the spirit of the holiday, today’s Top Five Wednesday is about books you’re thankful for whatever reason, big or small.
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han– I love the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series as a whole, but I am most thankful for Always and Forever, Lara Jean because I felt I could relate to Lara Jean the most in this section of the trilogy. Obviously Lara Jean would be best friends already for the fact that we love baking, but I could relate to Lara Jean’s anxieties over college and her relationships. I’m also grateful for the cozy feelings this series gives me.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – I think many of my fellow bloggers will have Fangirl on their list because most of us can relate to Cath for her love of fandom and her anxiety. As much as I relate to Cath in those senses, Fangirl also holds a special place in my heart for helping re-amp my love for reading and YA books back in 2015.
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys– I remember reading Between Shades of Gray when I was sick and stayed home from school for a few days. In short, I learned something more important by staying home and reading the book than what I would have in school. I’m thankful for Between Shades of Gray and Ruta Sepetys because I learned about the horrors that people living in the Baltic States experienced during and after World War II. I’m also super thankful for this reading experience because Between Shades of Gray was my first Ruta Sepetys’s book, and she quickly became one of my favorite authors.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins– In this case, I am thankful for Anna and the French Kiss’s cover change, because if it weren’t for that, there’s a 99% I wouldn’t have picked up this book and the rest of the series.
Junie B. Jones is a Graduation Girl by Barbara Parks– Forever grateful for this book, Barbara Parks, and my kindergarten teacher who read this book during story time. Thanks for kick starting my love for reading.
Top 5 Wednesday is a collaborative group of book bloggers from various platforms who love sharing lists on Wednesdays. The T5W group can be found here on Goodreads.