Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Things I’m Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is Thanksgiving/I’m Thankful for… Freebie. I’m going to list my favorite things about Thanksgiving.

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Friends and/or family getting together (I live far from most of my family, so it’s usually friends)

Sweet Potatoes, the way my step-mom makes them.

Pumpkin Pie

Cranberry Apple Crisp, the way my Aunt makes it.

Stuffing, duh.

Fall weather (all the pretty leaves!)

Cozy reading weather

Deviled eggs. I don’t know if this is a normal thanksgiving thing, but my step-mom always makes them as a before dinner snack and I love them so much.

Cranberry Apple Bread (it’s delicious trust me)

Texting/talking with friends. Many of my friends and I don’t talk as often now that I’m always busy with a two-year-old but around the holidays we usually reach out to one another and catch up. I love having these holiday check ins and having friends that are super understanding about my not great communication skills.

What did you choose for this weeks topic?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Thanksgiving

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is top ten – Thanksgiving/Thankful Freebie

I’m going to be listing ten books I read when I was younger and am super thankful for because they helped me grow into the person I am today.

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1. The Ugly Duckling by Iris Johanson – This is one of the first books that started my passion for reading books the way I do now. I’d always loved reading, but this is the book that sparked my passion.
2. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – What bookworm that grew up in the 90s didn’t read this series? This is a series that I would get lost in when my parents were fighting and I needed an escape. How I wished I could go off to Hogwarts.
3. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer – Reading this series in middle school started my obsession with books about paranormals and supernatural things.
4. Looking for Alaska by John Green – My husband gave me this book in high school and it’s my go-to when I’m feeling crazy emotions that I don’t always know how to process.
5. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare – This series taught me to fight for my beliefs and to take chances for those that I love.
6. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – This series taught me that the bad guy isn’t always the bad guy and the “good guy” isn’t always the right guy.
7. Crank by Ellen Hopkins – I’m listing this book but really all of her books have taught me that the world is so much bigger than I know. There is always someone out there who’s facing a struggle greater than mine and that struggle doesn’t make them any less than me.
8. Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich – Taught me to always be myself so matter how goofy and awkward or crazy and ostentatious that may be.
9. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – I learned from Alina to fight to be with the person I love no matter the circumstances.
10. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima – Raisa ana’Marianna taught me to never back down to a bully and to fight for what I know is right even if it’s the hard thing to do.
What have books taught you? What books are you thankful for?
Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.