Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I’m Thankful For

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Thankful Freebie: Ten Books I’m Thankful For

1. Bright Side
Author: Kim Holden

There’s a big message in this book that spoke to me. It made me think about how I live my life and how I want to.

2. The Other Side
Author: Kim Holden

Another Kim Holden book…This one was a good reminder to me that you can’t judge a book or someone by their cover.

3. Far from the Tree
Author: Robin Benway

I’m an adoptee and while I hadn’t been through what these characters had been through, I could identify with some of their thoughts. For some reason, that brought me some peace.

4. Me Before You
Author: Jojo Moyes

I am thankful for this book because it made me reexamine some of my personal beliefs.

5. The Villa
Author: Nora Roberts

I am thankful for all of the Nora Roberts’ books I have read, but this is the one I feel like really got me into reading as an adult.

6. Slammed
Author: Colleen Hoover

It’s not my favorite CoHo book, but it’s the first one I read and it is the book that introduced me to CoHo’s writing which got me into New Adult romance.

7. Always Time to Die
Author: Elizabeth Lowell

This was the first audiobook I ever listened to. My old boss let me borrow it and I was hooked not only on Elizabeth Lowell romantic suspense but on listening to audiobooks on my commute home.

8. Tapping the Billionaire
Author: Max Monroe

I’m thankful for this book because it’s over the top funny. Sometimes I just need a good laugh and reading this book gave me an author to look for when I need a pick me up read.

9. Grip
Author: Kennedy Ryan

Grip beautifully encompassed so many important issues like racial profiling, interracial relationships, family and forgiveness. It taught me so much while making me feel so much.

10. Nine Minutes
Author: Beth Flynn

This book taught me to 1. not judge a book by its cover, and 2. to challenge myself by picking up books that might make me uncomfortable.

40 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I’m Thankful For”

  1. I think Nora Roberts has overtaken Kathleen Woodiwiss and Rosemary Rogers as “First adult romances you hide from Mum”. And there I go, dating myself πŸ˜‰

    I’m glad Far From The Tree was a good read for you. Two of my closest friends are also adoptees, and it’s been educational seeing their reactions regarding their family ties.

    1. Yes! I didn’t have to hide Nora Roberts because I didn’t read her until my mom actually gave me one of her books, but I get what you’re saying.

      Being an adoptee and the feelings that go along with it can be interesting. You should tell them to read that book if they haven’t. I’m also reading The How & the Why right now and it is a book about an adoptee that I’m really connecting with.

  2. I love it when a book really touches me in some way or has an impact on my life. Few things can do that like a good book. πŸ™‚

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  3. My daughter is adopted and she has a number of half-siblings out there. I hope someday she gets the chance to connect with them, like the kids do in FAR FROM THE TREE, and that it’s a beautiful reunion. I know all adoption reunions don’t turn out that way, but that’s what I dream of for my baby πŸ™‚

    Happy TTT!


    1. You’re such a great mom. I hope your wishes for her come true.

      If you liked Far from the Tree, you should check out Cynthia Hand’s The How & the Why. It’s another YA book with adoption as a central theme. I’m reading it right now and it’s so good. It’s got me feeling all the emotions.

    1. So if you want to read Bright Side, it’s on sale for $.99 right now. That doesn’t happen like ever. I would loan it to you if I could, but it’s one that I can loan. πŸ™

    1. Well, you read the most important one! πŸ˜‰ I hope you get to the others someday. (No pressure. πŸ˜‰ )

  4. I just bought a used copy of Far From the Tree from a library book sale. It’s been on my list for a while, but now that I have it, I need to read it soon! Glad to know it resonated with you. πŸ™‚

  5. I’ve had “Far from the Tree” on my bookshelf for a LOOONG time. Someday I should read it as it does sound like a really interesting novel. I also plan to read “Me Before You” soonish too (but I’ve been saying this since before the film came to DVD). I know it won’t be a “me” book (because I like HEA’s), but I’m curious nonetheless. Thanks so much for the Finding Wonderland visit.

    1. Yes, read Far from the Tree! It’s a quick but good read. If you keep reading the series, it does get a happy end for Me Before You in the third book.

  6. I like that you chose books you’re thankful for! For me … I’d have to say that would be all, pretty much. Books are great. xD I don’t think I’ve read any on your list yet, but I loved reading your reasoning!

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