top 5 wednesday: books i’m thankful for before 2017

top 5 wednesday is a weekly challenge where you can pick your top 5 for the topic of the week. you can find more information about it on goodreads.


this weeks topic is: Books You’re Thankful For
— For whatever reason, big or small.

happy wednesday my lovely friends! ❤ hope you are very well. my ear is way better than yesterday. i can’t hear fully yet but i have no pain anymore, yay! and no cold so far. whooop whooop! thanks for all the best wishes! you are amazing! yesterday i talked about books that i am thankful for in 2017. today i will focus on books, that i am thankful for before 2017. so let’s get started! 🙂


1.) “the fault in our stars” by john green


i guess it’s no surprise, that “the fault in our stars” is on this list. i love this book. it’s still my favorite book of all time, although i have read so many amazing books these past two years. i just have a connection to this book. it reminds me of certain times in my life. i learn something new every time i read it. it’s just amazing and i am so thankful, that this book exists. i’m already looking forward to rereading it for the 8th time next year. 🙂


2.) “the martian” by andy weir


i was always a fan of movies set in space. as long as i can remember, i loved watching them, because i am fascinated with space, galaxies, stars and all that stuff. after reading “the martian” last year, i knew, that i love sci-fi books as much as movies. it sparked my love for sci-fi and i had a huge crush on mark watney ever since. i love this book and i am so thankful, that it exists and made me love sci-fi books! ❤


3.) “jane eyre” by charlotte bronte


since i really started with reading books again last year, i wanted to catch up on so many books, including classics. i participated in the “rory gilmore reading challenge” because i love gilmore girls and want to read as many books as possible from that list. to that point i read some classics, but not many. and they were ok. but then came “jane eyre”. i fell in love with that book. with the characters and the story and the writing. this is a phenomenal classic, that i love so much and after that i was eager to read all the classics and i enjoy them to this day. thank you “jane eyre”. 🙂


4.) “see jane run” by joy fielding


i recently asked myself, why i love stories about memory loss and now i know why. “see jane run” was the first thriller/mystery that i have read in my life. i remember being lost in this book and it is the reason, why i love thrillers and stories about memory loss to this day. this book was captivating and i enjoyed it so much. i am very thankful, that it is still with me and that it had such an impact on me. 🙂


5.) “es gibt hier nur zwei richtungen, mister” by reinhold ziegler

now, i don’t have a cover for that one. it is a german book and it probably is the reason why i am the person i am today. i have read this when i was very, very young. it’s a story about a young man, who leaves his life in germany behind and goes to the usa. he buys a car and starts driving. on his journey through the united states he experiences a lot of things before making a big decision for his life. when i read this, i was fascinated. first of all, this sparked my love for roadtrips. not just roadtrips in books, roadtrips in general. i love going on roadtrips. secondly, this book sparked my love for the usa. i became a huge fan. i learned english like crazy, i started watching movies and series in english, reading books in english and basically i was obsessed. i learned “the star-spangled banner” by heart, i learned all the names of the states, i started watching baseball. yes, it became my dream to go there. after i started my studies i found out that we had an exchange program with the san francisco state university. i worked my a** off to make this happen. i got a scholarship and i lived my dream. i studied there for five months and the rest of my stay i traveled through the usa on my own. it was the best time, that shaped me into the person i am today. and all because of one book. isn’t that crazy?? i will cherish this book forever! ❤



ok, that was more information i wanted to share haha. but sometimes you have to say what you have to say, right? which books made a huge impact on your life? let me know! 🙂

17 thoughts on “top 5 wednesday: books i’m thankful for before 2017

  1. I desperately need to get to the Martian! One of mine is its kind of a funny story as it’s my favourite. I feel like anyone’s favourite book will make it on to their thankful list quite easily though haha ☺


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