Top 5 Wednesday (on Friday): 5 books we are thankful for

Hi All! Top 5 Wednesday is a tag created by GingerReadsLainey over at Booktube, and this weeks topic is “5 books we are thankful for”.  This is going to be a mix of children’s and adult lit. But other than that it doesn’t really follow a theme.

  1. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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When I was younger, reading with my mom before going to bed was an everyday thing.  For some reason this book (and series in general) really stands out for me.  I loved reading these stories, and I think this series is one on of the main reasons I became a more independent reader of larger chapter books in second and third grade.

2. Quiet by Susan Cain

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I read Quiet right after I graduated from college and it was so beneficial to me.  I have always been an introvert and it has never seemed like a positive thing.  Reading this novel altered that perspective.  It provides plenty of examples of introversion leading to positive results, as well as how to use those characteristics to become a better leader and advocate.  It was super beneficial to me when I was in my post-college flounder 🙂

3. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss (or any Seuss in general)

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The Lorax is my favorite Seuss book but really any of them can be counted among my favorites from childhood 🙂

4. Shel Silverstein

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I love how creative and silly Shel Silverstein is with his poetry while still being able to deliver a pretty important message.  Rarely do his poems make much sense but I am always up for a re-read if I find one of his books in my vicinity.

5. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

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This book is one that I could read repeatedly and still feel like I am reading it for the first time.  There is so much to take in and so many personalities to understand, that I encounter something new with every re-read.

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