[Top Ten Tuesday] – #130 – Fiction I Am Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.


This Week’s Theme:
Fiction I Am Thankful For

Initial Thoughts:

Since my blog anniversary is sometime next week (I don’t even know when), I will center this post around books (or bookish things revolving around said titles) that I’m thankful for holding milestone moments for me as a reader/blogger.

This is in due part of #TheThanksUGive — a weeklong blog-hopping thanks!

More Than This (Patrick Ness)

Although A Monster Calls is the perennial book I recommend due to accessibility, More Than This was the book I wrote a terribly long rambly review  for, and the first Ness book that propelled me into my fanboy-ism.

The 5th Wave (Rick Yancey)

Terrible series as a whole but the catalyst for making me want to start this weird and awesome blogging journey.

A Darker Shade of Magic (Victoria Schwab)

Most author signings are like meh to me — but attending the recent Schwab signing (and the added dynamic from M.E. Girard too) really made this signing stand out and validated the fucking long ass travel time it took me to get there.

Shingeki no Kyojin (Hajime Isayama)

No actual milestone here. For being fucking rad as hell, and ultimately, for demonstrating how brutal yet effusive life just is.

A Song of Ice and Fire (George Martin)

Because no other show has instilled into me “if you don’t see the death on the scene, did it really happen?”, and I wear this like a badge whenever I read anything else now.

The Great American Whatever (Tim Federle)

2016 marked the year I solicited an advanced reader copy (ARC) from the publisher. This was my pick.

Boy Robot (Simon Curtis)

Discovered hyped title. Went to publisher to get said title. Took a bookstagram photo of it. And wa-bam, Simon did the whole shebang with enjoying it and sharing it and I was a fucking puddle.


Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)

Though I never got around to reading Mockingjay (I did watch the films), this is the book that got me into this whole reading thing. I can’t even say “book that got me back into reading” because that would be untrue. I rarely read anything but Business texts etc. and the newspaper until then.

Dear Martin (Nic Stone)

I haven’t read this yet as it’s release is slated next year but it’s that I’ve become good pals with her over talking about the most nonsense of things. Mainly bacon. And the fact that Nic is okay giving her book a 2.3835 (do I round to 2.384…? or 2.4?). What author would actively voice that though?!


Thanks are never enough…but thanks!


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10 thoughts on “[Top Ten Tuesday] – #130 – Fiction I Am Thankful For”

  1. You’ve spoken about Patrick Ness in so many posts and I still haven’t read it so I feel like I’m missing out.
    A Song of Ice and Fire does that to a person. 😛
    Loved how most of these just said “this got me back into reading” 😂


  2. The 5th Wave. Every time I see that book I just think of the wasted potential there was from that series. It makes me sad. I’ve still not picked up a Ness book yet, the shame!!


  3. It’s weird that my fanboy’ing for Patrick Ness began with The Rest of Us Just Live Here. But I do agree that his books = goldmine. Great list of books (your opportunity to meet Schwab is envy-inducing).

    – Lashaan


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