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Each year this is one of the hardest lists to make, mostly because I love so many books and I’m thankful for the time that authors spend creating these masterpieces for me to devour. Alas, I have to give you a list so … here goes! These are the books we’re most thankful for!
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
If you asked me what my all-time favorite book was, this would probably be my pick each and every time. It’s heartbreaking, but it’s hopeful. The writing is beautiful and lovely and you’ll cry and smile and laugh.
Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor
This book is just everything I love about reading. There is magic and swoon and it will just make you smile with every single page you turn.
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
This book is the book that brought me back to reading. I know everyone has their issues with it, but it will always, always hold a special spot in my heart. It brought me lifelong friends and a strange fascination with vampires – LOL
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
This book you guys is again, one of my all-time favorites. I love these characters so much, from Samantha and her strained family life to Jase and the Garrets and the messy but beautiful home they have. I’ve never swooned so much while reading a book, and I look forward each year to my annual reread!
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
This is the book that brought me my love of fantasy and I have never looked back. Leigh Bardugo has created so many amazing characters and some of the most iconic in my opinion… The Darkling and Kaz Brekkar are just the two that stand out the most for me… I look forward to every single thing she creates and can’t wait for what’s next.
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
This book…I can’t really put into words how much I love this book. The story that Millay tells is beautiful and sad and I loved it all.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
This book was one I couldn’t put down and if anyone ever asks me for a recommendation, this is one I mention first. There is so much about this story that I can’t say anything about but Lockhart has written it in a way that kept me guessing throughout the entire book.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
This book was the beginning of my love for Maggie and the Raven Boys. It is one of my favorite YA paranormal fantasy series of all time and there are so many reasons why. The story is amazing and the characters are imperfect and lovely.
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
This is definitely not a simple read as it focuses on surviving in a world that isn’t necessarily easy to survive in. There is violence and painful stuff going on but it is real and there are also some lighter moments. It includes swoons and romance alongside death and anger…but honestly, this is the type of story that makes me love reading.
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
Alison Goodman does a fantastic job of writing a historical fiction story with a paranormal twist and I love this series so much. The amount of research Goodman has clearly done, pulls me into Lady Helen’s world every time I read this book.
Those of course are just some of the titles we are thankful… we wish we could go on and on! What books are you thankful for? Let us know in the comments!