Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday #59

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish which features a variety of bookish top ten lists!

Books I'm the Most Thankful For

I'm Canadian so Thanksgiving was in October for us but I still wanted to share some of the books I'm most thankful for. I went back and thought of the books that well and truly got me into reading as a kid, a teenager and as an adult:

Archie Comics - These books are what got me reading, when I was around 5 years old. A bunch my aunts, uncles and cousins loved these so they were all around. Picking one up was easy - I read thousands of them from childhood to adulthood. I wouldn't be the reader I am today without them.

Anne of Green Gables - This series was my first actual book series read-through. My childhood is inexorably linked to Anne and her childhood in meaningful ways. That little redhead own a significant piece of my heart.

The Secret Garden - Hello first successful required reading. We read this book for 10th grade English at my French High School - we even watched the television mini-series!  It warmed my heart then and it still does now.

The Little Prince - I read this for the first time in French, in French class and I just loved it.  It was my teacher's favorite and since he was one of my favorite, his love for it became mine as well. This is such a poignant classic.

Harry Potter - Cut to my adult life and to this book getting me back into reading for fun after I'd stopped completely due to University studies. Harry Potter not only made me fall in love with books again but it changed my life. I'm sooo thankful for this story.

The Hunger Games - I credit The Hunger Games getting me reading outside the fantasy genre, for introducing me to dystopian YA and because the girl on fire set me on fire right along with her. #TeamKatniss

Mistborn The Final Empire - The Final Empire introduced me to adult high-fantasy and forever changed my appreciation of fantasy books as a whole. Naturally this book is also responsible for me becoming a Sanderson-addict!

Throne of Glass - Thank you Throne of Glass for introducing me to a whole other kind of YA-heroine. A cocky, arrogant blond bombshell that proves women can act in ways usually reserved to men. And STILL be awesome.

Sabriel - I feel like Sabriel brought me back to classic the fantasy genre and made me fall in love with it in a way I never had before. Sabriel is such a strong and amazing character - made all the more impressive by how dark and terrifying her world - and her job is.

The Raven King - I went with all series-starters here, except in this case. Yes I'm beyond grateful for The Raven Boys but I'm more grateful that The Raven King wrapped the series up the way it did. It made me love the Boys and Blue even more!

What are some of the books you're grateful for?


  1. Great list!!!! I've read a few of these on your list. I loved Archie comic's growing up. Thanks for sharing. Have a great holiday!!!
    My TTT  

  2. Throne of Glass is on my list too because that series is just epic. And of course Harry Potter, that series is forever special!

  3. I love Harry Potter and Sabriel; I am reading it at the moment. The Little Prince is a children book but so deep and meaningful.

    Here is my: http://seraphinareads.blogspot.com.eg/2016/11/top-ten-thins-that-im-thankful-for.html

  4. I love comics, they totally got me reading. I didn't read many archie's but I remember liking the ones I did. Kinda like PEanuts though different- just a relaxing world to enter, not like ours ha ha! I've seen a lot of people cite Anne of Green Gables too. And Hunger games of course!

  5. Great list!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/22/top-ten-tuesday-84/

  6. I'm definitely thankful for a lot of these, especially how so many were my gateway titles to other fantastic fantasy books and series! I'm looking at you, Harry Potter and Mistborn!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  7. I loved the conclusion of The Raven Cycle - great way to wrap it all up. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  8. Great list, Micheline! I'm so grateful for HP and Sabriel, too. =D I still need to read some Branderson, I must get to Mistborn soon!

  9. harry Potter and Mistborn are on my list as well :)

    I also liked Anne of Green Gables, The Secret Garden and Sabriel!

  10. I LOVED reading Archie comics when I was younger, too, along with Peanuts. :D Seriously, where would our lives be without HP, The Raven Cycle, and Throne of Glass?! And thank you again for introducing me to Sabriel; I totally need to return to that world soon!


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