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:
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Winter whites, shining sun on a cold day, a Spanish latte and a new coffee shop discovery to make this Monday a happy one! ☕️. . I'm struggling to get into my current read, The Witches of New York, only because my mind is still seriously tied up in Sevenwaters and all I can think about is reading Son of The Shadows, the sequel to Daughter of The Forest. I have a copy of it coming but I'm seriously hoping it shows up today because I want to dive in so badly 🙌🏻. . However, I wanted to show a little bit of the detail that goes into Ami McKay's books. A detail that I find to be such a wonderful addition to the reading experience. In all of McKay's novel, snippets of news articles have been included to heighten that feel of being fully immersed in the book and world that is being created. The Witches of New York is no different and I really feel like I'm walking the streets of 19th century New York City! 🏙. . What details do you love about certain books that really heighten the reading experience for you? 📖. .
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.