As a Canadian, my Thanksgiving was almost two months ago – so I am long out of my turkey coma. Which just means that I was operating at full brain capacity while putting together my list of the (bookish) people, places and things I’m thankful for this year!
And I’m going to try to do it without listing all things Harry Potter. Because, obvi.
- Laini Taylor. Firmly cemented as one of my favourite authors. It’s been years since I finished Days of Blood & Starlight, and the heartache is still raw.
- Maggie Stiefvater. She’s been an auto-buy since I finished The Wolves of Mercy Falls. The way she turns a setting into a character always resonates with me.
- BookOutlet.ca. Living in a small city means there’s very few opportunities to get signed copies of books I actually want. Also, the prices on BookOutlet can’t be beat!
- Ikea. My dream office is finally done, complete with a wall of bookshelves with glass doors, all thanks to Ikea!
- My local libraries. I’m a (surprisingly) newish library card holder, having lived in Halifax for almost 10 years and only getting my library card in the last year or so. I likened today’s libraries to my small-town childhood library, with limited selection. Boy, was I ever wrong!
- Leigh Bardugo. Another auto-buy author, Bardugo cemented herself as a favorite after both the Grisha Series and Six of Crows. The Darkling and Kaz Brekker? She’s too much!
- Bookstagram. I’m relatively new to this world, but wow! What a creative community of book lovers!
- Good movie adaptations. Everything, Everything. The Fault in Our Stars. The Hunger Games. Divergent. Harry Potter. And the list goes on! Just when you think you can’t love a book or some characters any more than you already do, it’s adapted into a movie and it’s GOOD. Like, really good.
- Cassandra Clare. The Mortal Instruments was the second YA series that really cemented my love of YA, so it will always have a special place in my heart.
- Twilight. The first YA series that I really devoured, and that introduced me to so much more. You can say what you want about it, it was my gateway drug into YA! Haha
What are you thankful for this year?