Here in Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving the second Monday in October, but since it’s close to American Thanksgiving and I’m always happy to talk about the things I’m grateful for, I thought I’d share the top three books I’m most thankful for, and why.
The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling ~
Okay, so this is technically cheating since there are seven Harry Potter books, but I honestly can’t imagine my life without this series. These books got me back into reading during a time when I’d almost stopped reading for pleasure, not to mention taught me so much about bravery, friendship, love, and hope.
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery ~
This was one of my first favourite books. If someone were to ask me what book made me want to become a writer, the answer would hands down be Anne of Green Gables. This book taught me that stories can be serious and poignant while still being funny, romantic, and full of adventures (and misadventures, because hello, it’s Anne Shirley). Plus Gilbert Blythe was one of my first fictional crushes, if not the first. It’s also incredibly inspiring to me that the author, Lucy Maude Montgomery, is a fellow Canadian.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins ~
If Anne of Green Gables made me want to be a writer, Anna and the French Kiss is the book I wish I’d written myself. It embodies everything I love most about contemporary YA - it’s laugh-out-loud funny, romantic, swoonworthy, and full of feels. The characters are flawed and relatable, the setting is amazing, and the story is a lot of fun while still managing to pack an emotional punch and handle real-life issues.
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