Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
I'm going to start this list of with Karen's Christmas (Karens jul) by Amalie Skram. This isn't a book, but a short story. Amalie Skam was a Norwegian author, and her short story about Karen is one of my absolute favourites. It very short, and not a happy story at all. I've read this several times at school, and I never get tired of it.
Second, I have the entire Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I've been a fan of these books since the first one came out, and I'm so thankful for them. They really made me love reading again, and I've never looked back. They were my introduction to dystopia and YA novels, and I'm so grateful that they were the books that introduced me to it.
I know a lot of people don't like Twilight, but this list wouldn't be complete without that series. Again, this one made me love reading. I read it around the time I read the Hunger Games, and this will forever have a place in my heart. This became popular before the Hunger Games, and is the first series where I remember fangirling with my friends and being so excited to see the movies.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman definitely deserves a place on this list. This book has such a big inpact on me, mostly because I could relate so much to Mia, the main character. She plays the cello, and is so passionate about that. I play the violin, and it was so amazing to finally have a character that played a classical instrument, that I could really relate to.
Undone by Cat Clarke. Wow. I read this book a couple of years ago, and I still think about it regularly. The book is quite dark and twisted, the main character is a girl who wants revenge for her best friends suicide. Some books just stays with you, and shape you as a person, and this is one of them.
Along with Undone, I have to mention Butter by Erin Lange. Again, it's been a couple of years ago since I read this, but I can't forget it. I remember picking it up because of the bright cover, thinking this would be a fun, light read. Boy, was I wrong. But stil definitely worth it, and I keep recommending it to all of my friends as well.
I feel like I should mention the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan as well. While the stories or character hasn't made such an impact on me, but I do still love them, these books really made me realise how much I love mythology. They really sparked my interest, and mythology is now something I love to read about.
The Life As We Knew It series by Susan Beth Pfeffer. These books are serously amazing. I haven't read the fourth and last one yet, but I'm really looking forward to it. It's so rare that I get so captivated by a book, or books, in this case. I remember reading this and being so into the story, that I actually forgot that I could just eat whatever I wanted or just get a glass of water. It made me want to stock up on food, just in case the moon got hit by a meteor and ended up closer to earth, messing up everything.
Animal Farm by George Orwell. This is one of my absolute favourite stories ever, and I keep bugging my friends to read it. I just think it's so brilliant and clever. It really makes you think, and Orwell is such an excellent writer tand excecuted the concept so wonderfully.
I hope you realised that the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling would make an appearance on this list. Harry Potter is basically my childhood, and I can always return to his world when I want to, through both books and movies. I will always be grateful for the Harry Potter books, because I can't imagine who I would be if they didn't exist.
Which books are you thankful for?