There is so much to be thankful for in my life currently. I have the most incredible family, a job I love, friends I can count on no matter what and enough nail polish to last for a long time! But there’s one other thing that has done so much for me and asked nothing in return, and it’s books. I wanted to take the time today to shine the spotlight on a couple novels and series that have meant so much to me through the years.
First, I want to send my love and prayer to the community of Ferguson, and say that I’m Thankful for the Ferguson Public Library for knowing that books can change and save lives.
What can I say about the Harry Potter series that hasn’t been said before? I was one of the lucky ones that grew up as Harry, Ron and Hermione did, and I can honestly say that I don’t think my love of books would be what it is today without this series.
Gone with the Wind was the first classic that I truly fell in love with, and it gave me a story that I can come back to time and time again. And with her sassy and bold personality, Scarlett is my favorite literary heroine!
The Hunger Games series came to me when I needed it most. I’d just started college and recently moved away from home. On top of that, the end of Fall Semester brought a breakup for me and my then-boyfriend. I wasn’t happy, and I was looking for something to pull me out of that really hard time. That was The Hunger Games for me. My best friend let me borrow it, and it was so incredible, I went out and bought it for myself! Catching Fire and Mockingjay were no less amazing in the following years, and the movies have added, not taken away, from their magic.
What books are you thankful for? Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Reading!