What a lovely prompt the girls over on The Broke and the Bookish came up with! I love their Top Ten Tuesday lists as they always make for great new reading inspiration. And this week, the my list is full of favourites of mine.
So. Since it’s Thanksgiving time over in the US this week, I’ll share with you my list of ten books I’m thankful for.
1. Malika und das weisse Mahari by Federica de Cesco
… for starting my reading obsession.
… for introducing me to the beauty of Roald Dahl’s works and for giving me a definite (middle) name for my future children 🙂
3. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
… for inspiring me to write music.
4. My Best Friend’s Girl by Dorothy Koomson
… for telling me to become a teacher.
5. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
… for making me laugh.
6. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
… for making me fall in love with Sophie Kinsella’s bubbly world full of insecure and chaotic, yet strong and independent characters.
7. The Day We Disappeared by Lucy Robinson
… for giving me a piece of Lucy Robinson. (I felt quite special when I had a signed proof-read copy of the book in my hands.)
8. Pretty much all Jenny Colgan books
… for letting me day-dream about opening a shop and being my own boss.
9. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
… for letting me interpret it to pieces. (I’m sure, Hawthorne didn’t intend to write a tenth of the things, I found between the lines…)
10. All the classics I’ve yet to read
… for not strangling me in my sleep. You would’ve had enough reasons to. I’ve neglected you for too long.
Okay. So maybe this list isn’t one to take too seriously. 🙂
There are so many books I’ve read over the years that have become very dear to me. But the list is so long and diverse, that I find it impossible to just pick ten. (You’ll have to check out my recommendations page for future reference. As soon as I find time to really set it up…).
What I can say with certainty, tough. Is that I’ll forever be thankful for all the people who have (re-)introduced me to books and reading. Thank you! <3
And just out of curiosity: what was the first book you’ve ever read?