Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Am Thankful For

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

This week’s theme is a Thanksgiving freebie which can be things you’re thankful for, books you’re thankful for, anything related to Thanksgiving! So I decided to just take the easy way out and do the Top Ten books I’m thankful for, these are going to be books I can’t imagine living without!

I’m also going to stray away from answers that I KNOW everyone else is thankful for as well such as Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, and such because who isn’t thankful for those?

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10.) Nimona by Noelle Stevenson


This is a book that I loved so unexpectedly and finished it within a day because it’s so awesome. Definitely recommend taking a look at “Nimona” even if you don’t usually read graphic novels and if you’re looking to get into graphic novels this is a great place to start. It’s hilarious and heart-warming!

You can read my full review of “Nimona” here.

9.) And I Darken by Kiersten White

And I Darken (The Conqueror's Saga, #1)

This is a dream book come true: three dimensional characters, a complex plot, and a gender swapped Vlad the Impaler! I have to say I’m just thankful for an actual badass heroine!

You can read my full review of “And I Darken” here.

8.) Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl

This is more of a I’m thankful for Gillian Flynn because she’s an amazing author and I love all of her books. This is so original and twisted that I can’t help but be super thankful it exists.

7.) Alice by Christina Henry

Alice (The Chronicles of Alice, #1)

I love retellings and I especially love Alice in Wonderland retellings so having a dark, twisted, and horrific one is really cool and I’m definitely glad Christina Henry came up with the idea!

You can read my full review of “Alice” here.

6.) The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

At first I absolutely did not want to read this series because I thought it was over-hyped and very romance focused but I’m very glad I gave it a shot because it’s actually worth all the hype! I’m very thankful for such a great series (so far from what I’ve read) and amazing characters.

You can read my full review of “The Raven Boys” here.

5.) Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)

This was such a surprisingly wonderful book for me with it’s fantastic world building and mythology and Laini Taylor’s beautiful writing. I think it’s safe to say I’m mostly thankful for Laini’s writing though.

You can read my full review of “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” here.

4.) Slasher Girls & Monster Boys stories selected by April Genevieve Tucholke

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

I love horror books and I love horror books that actually scare the crap out of me so of course I’m very grateful to have a book full of truly terrifying short stories!

You can read my full review of “Slasher Girls & Monster Boys” here.

3.) Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Vicious (Vicious, #1)

Morally ambiguous super powered humans? Yes please and enough said. We need more books like this!

You can read my full review of “Vicious” here.

2.) Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

Crazy AIs, freaky space viruses, and spaceships. What more could I want? This book is the definition of adrenaline pumping and beside that it is 100% unique with both format and story.

You can read my full review of “Illuminae” here.

1.) Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)

Do you see a pattern here? Obviously I’m just thankful for Jay Kristoff because his books are fantastic in my opinion and they are some of the best fantasies I’ve read.

You can read my full review of “Stormdancer” here.

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Have you also read any of these books? What did you think?

What books are you thankful for?

Let me know in the comments and feel free to link up your Top Ten Tuesday as well!

The Sassy

11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Am Thankful For

  1. Books, Vertigo and Tea November 22, 2016 / 10:15 am

    Love this list because I either love your choices or have them on my list to be read. I am so glad to see that And I Darken made it. I am excited to read this (whenever I can) and have seen so many complaints.


  2. tiareleine November 22, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    Daughter of Smoke & Bone is on my list this week too! Such a fantastic book! And if I had room, I would have put The Raven Boys too, I think.

    Great list! 🙂


    • thesassygeek November 28, 2016 / 3:19 pm

      I think I can say ESPECIALLY Illuminae! 🙂


  3. themeganerdblog November 22, 2016 / 11:33 pm

    I love your list! I really need to read more VE Schwab. And Gone Girl is a great pick!

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    • thesassygeek November 28, 2016 / 3:23 pm

      Thank you! Gone Girl is so, so good and VE Schwab is a great author I hope you like her books if you read any one of them! 🙂


  4. Reg @ She Latitude November 23, 2016 / 5:49 am

    You’ve chosen so, so many great books here! Vicious is probably one of my favourite books ever, and The Raven Cycle and And I Darken were also really, really good. Solid world-building, grey characters… what more can you ask for, right? 😉

    Here’s my TTT, if you’re interested. 😀

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    • thesassygeek November 28, 2016 / 3:25 pm

      Thank you! I absolutely adore Vicious I think the world building and gray characters are why I loved that and And I Darken so much! 🙂


  5. Donna November 27, 2016 / 5:52 am

    The Raven Boys ❤ I still haven't read Vicious but everyone is raving about it!

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    • thesassygeek November 28, 2016 / 3:48 pm

      …I’m going to add to the rabble and rave as well, haha! Vicious is just such a fantastic and original story I’ve never read anything else like it. Super powers and gray characters! 🙂

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