Despite all the things that I’ve gone through this year, I feel like I have so much to be grateful for. I have a supportive family, amazing friends, go to my dream school, and am a part of an fantastic bookish community. So, here are just a few bookish things that I’m grateful for this Thanksgiving.
The Bookish Community
This is by far the thing that I’m the most thankful for. I’ve been through some pretty shitty stuff within the last year or so, and this wonderful community has gotten me through the worst of it. I’ve gotten to know so many amazing, diverse, kind people, and I’m so grateful for every single conversation and exchange I’ve had with them.
My love for reading
Without my love of reading, I wouldn’t be here. I wouldn’t be experiencing amazing stories and getting to know so many fantastic people. I’m eternally grateful for the fact that reading is one of my favorite things to do.
Sarah J. Maas
This summer and fall, I’ve binged through so many of her books. I’ve gotten lost in her stories and fallen in love with her characters. She is a phenomenal writer, and I’m so happy that I’ve been exposed to her books.
Book unboxings on YouTube and Instagram
I binge on these videos ALL. THE. TIME. I love watching people open things they’ve bought, received from publishers, or been sent. It’s honestly weirdly relaxing.
I love looking at beautiful pictures of beautiful books. Here are some of my favorites:
Good morning bibliophiles!!! 🌲 who else is super excited for the third book of the ACOTAR series?? The title makes me feel a little uncomfortable… I only hope nothing will happen to my beloved Rhysand!! ✨ • Day 21 🌲 ~ #nanogram16 favorite series: ACOTAR by S.J.Maas ~ #lilbookishnovember an author you're grateful for: S.J.Maas ~ #livelaughbooksnovember best book to TV adaptation: The Lord of the rings ~ #grimdragon a book recommended to you by a bookstagrammet: ACOTAR ~ #disneypotterchallenge favorite HP secondary character: Professor McGonagall ~ #novbookstagram books with profecies: ACOMAF ~ #mugglelibrarycandlesnov favorite evil queen: Amarantha • 🎧 Che gelida manina ~ Luciano Pavarotti, La Boheme • #bookstagram #bookstagramfeature #bookishfeatures #instareads #igreads #igersitalia #vscocam #bookdragon #booknerdigans #bookaholic #bibliophile #acotar #acomaf #acowar #sjmaas #rhysand #stilllife #ilovebooks #booksph #pinecones #cinnamon
Books with pretty covers
Who doesn’t love pretty books?!
Books with badass female characters
Just to name a few:
- Aelin Galathynius from Throne of Glass
- Mare Barrow from Red Queen
- Shahrzad from The Wrath and the Dawn
- Lada Dragwlya from And I Darken
- Hazel Levesque from the Heroes of Olympus series
Diverse YA books
I loooooovvvvvveee diverse YA books. While I haven’t read as many as I want to this year, I definitely appreciate all diverse YA books out there.
Authors with superb writing skills
I’m looking at you, Sarah J. Maas and Renée Ahdieh.
This genre helps me escape from everything that goes on in my life.