Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Top Ten Books I'm Thankful For


1. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. For allowing me to inhabit a world full of quirky characters that felt so real and so dear, I was left wanting more after nearly 1000 pages.

2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. For giving the world Mr Darcy and Lizzie Bennet, arguably the greatest hero and heroine of all time, forming the greatest love story of all time.

3. Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta. For being a good friend throughout my teenage years; for making me laugh and cry; and for making me feel like I wasn't alone, that what I was feeling was normal, and it was all going to be OK.

4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. For being so beautiful it moved me more than any other book ever has, and for teaching me that Death isn't such bad company - at least for a few hundred pages.

5. The Princess Bride by William Goldman. For bringing me joy every single time I read it.

6. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. For teaching me that being a freckled, kinda strange, imaginative and talkative red-head is awesome, no matter who calls you "Carrots" (especially if people call you "Carrots").

7. Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares. For snapping me out of my judgey, anti-YA ways.

8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling. For distracting me when I was stranded at Heathrow airport for two days with a chest infection and a broken rib and no idea when I'd be able to get home.

9. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. For putting me in the Christmas mood every year... and for The Muppet Christmas Carol.

10. Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright. For making me so mad I just had to express my anger - and so I started this blog.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

30 comments:

  1. I've been thinking I need to reread A Christmas Carol.

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    1. I reread it every Christmas, it's lovely.

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  2. Love your list and all your reasons! way way way better than mine!

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    1. Thanks Kelsey! I'm sure that's not the case.

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  3. Ha! I laughed so hard at Number 10. And yes, yes I agree.

    Anne of Green Gables is still my favourite, although I do need to get to The Book Thief (which I've owned for about ten years now) and The Princess Bride!

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    1. Stephanie! You neeeed to read The Book Thief!

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  4. I've always felt like a side of me was Anne...minus the freckles and red hair that is. Cause I talk waaay too much, I'm a weirdo, and I love looking for things that give me a wider "scope of the imagination" for writing stories!! :D

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    1. I think there's a bit of Anne in all of us.

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  5. Oh. My. Gosh. I. Love. The. Book. Thief. Excellent choice! :)

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  6. Fantastic list! Jane Austen and The Book Thief <3

    (And aww at the animated gif xD)

    Here's my TTT this week =)

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  7. Is it terrible that I've seen possibly every christmas carol adaptation ever, yet never read the book?!

    alonetogetherfactfiction.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes ;) Not really, but it's definitely worth the read

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  8. omg i just smiled like that dog hahaha sooooooo cute!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  9. I adore The book thief! I love Harry Potter. And Red-riding hood also made me very mad!

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  10. Hahaha, I'm thankful that A Christmas Carol led to The Muppet Christmas Carol too!

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    1. It's one of my fave Christmas movies

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  11. First of all, love the gif...so cute! I really like how diverse your list is. And yeah for HP!

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  12. Yes for The Book Thief. Yes for Melina Marchetta--Looking for Alibrandi is my favorite so far. Yes for Harry Potter. I don't know where I would be without those books. Not reading middle-grade novels, that's for damn sure. Great list, Belle.

    The only reason I didn't say yes for the rest is because I haven't read them yet. Ha!

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  13. I loved the Princess Bride to! I am reading The Book Thief right now and I am enjoying it a lot. The gif is hilarious by the way.

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  14. Yes, yes to Looking for Alibrandi, I really connected with this as a teen and to The Book Thief - just beautiful.

    And now I am intrigued by Red Riding Hood - but I probs won't waste my time! ;)

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    1. Definitely don't bother. If you're interested, watch the movie - same story, but better (still not great). The book is a novelisation of the movie and it's terrible.

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