Thanksgiving Top Ten Tuesday Freebie!
It's been ages since I did this! I stopped blogging for a bit - focussed on my schoolwork, living life, etc. but yeah the allure of book blogging and this activity is just too hard to resist xD But yes, Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish, and, by golly, when I found out about it, I decided to join in on the fun! Every Tuesday, a new topic comes out for bloggers to post a list about. This week, it's a Thanksgiving freebie - something about books that also involves being thankful.
Anyway, I don't really celebrate Thanksgiving where I'm from, but the idea of being thankful for the things you have is great, and definitely something that I try to do daily. This list will be a list of top ten books I'm grateful for.
- Pride and Prejudice - After reading this book, I realised that the classics weren't so bad after all. Plus, watching the BBC miniseries afterwards wasn't too bad either... -swoons-
- The Great Gatsby - I'm grateful that I was forced to read this in Year10. It really made me appreciate literature, and how much meaning literature can carry.
- Wild Swans by Jung Chang - This book explores 100 years of China's history, through the stories of three women, a grandmother, mother and daughter. It really started my interest in China's history :)
- The Infernal Devices, The Last Hours, etc. by Cassandra Clare - A lot of people accuse Clare of milking the Shadowhunter world for money, and there may be some truth to that, but I'm thankful for all the series' she's writing, because at least it's better than a small tweet here and there about some miscellaneous thing in the world.
- The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde - I think this is the one book (well, a play really...) that got me back into reading.
- Pearson Baccalaureate Chemistry Higher Level by Catrin Brown and Mike Ford - Honestly, this textbook will be the reason why I pass (and hopefully do well) in Chemistry! Lifesaver this year, this book was.
- Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling - I'm thankful that this series exists, because without it, there would not be the amazing Harry Potter fanfiction that exists today.
- A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini - This book opened my eyes to some of the injustces going on in this world, and I'm grateful that Hosseini conveys some important societal messages with this book
- A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket - This series hooked me into reading. In hindsight, I don't love these books anymore, but I used to read a book in this series every month, and reread the books when I had polished through the series.
Keep reading and loving books!