Thursday, November 28, 2013

Books I'm Thankful For...

Inspired by a post on the MacTeenBooks blog, I wanted to spotlight some of the books that I'm thankful for this year (this includes old and new favorites)!

 The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani and The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (Pictured:Scarlet, Book 2). Both have become my favorite things of the year. I've been completely pulled in by both, and they have amazing (and unique) perspectives on fairy tales.

 Slimed by Mathew Klickstein brought up all my 90's kid nostalgia, and because of it I revisited a lot of old memories and shared stories with the friends I've had since grade school. Plus, the author just seems cool in general.
The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan (Pictured: The House of Hades, Book 4) & Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling (Pictured: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone). Two great series. Harry Potter was something that brought my entire family together, as we each read them and discussed theories. Amazingly, Rick Riordan's books have done the same. Plus, I'm never going to complain about well-written stories revolving around mythology.

 Matilda by Roald Dahl and 45 Pounds by K. A. Barson. I know that these two seem an unlikely pair, but they both have amazing characters that I related to. My local bookstore is doing a drive where you can donate a book to a child in need, and I chose Matilda. It's a classic childhood book, and what kid hasn't been upset over the power that adults have (especially when they point out that there's nothing kids can do about it). 45 Pounds was a different read for me. I thought that the book described what life is like as a teen who struggled with food. Ah, loved it!

What books are you grateful for this year?


Tales of Whimsy said...

I hope you had a gorgeous Thanksgiving sweetie!

Matilda? You know, I don't think I've ever read it but I can not wait to read it with Baby Whimsy some day.

Jillian said...

Ah, that cover of Harry Potter! I actually really love it too.

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