Top Ten Books I’m Thankful I Read This Year


I’m kind of ignoring the fact that it’s Thanksgiving, even though I’m going to two dinners so it will certainly be clear in two days. But I’m nearing the end of my time in Big Sur, and spending a lot of time thinking about what I’m thankful for, which makes this weeks book meme from The Broke and the Bookish right up my alley. One of the things I’m most thankful for (and it is a long list) is the amount of time living hear has allowed me to read. In fact, this week I passed my goal of reading over 100 books this year. This list are the top ten books I’m thankful I read this year. I’m not only incredibly thankful that I read these books, but I’m thankful books like this exist.

Have you read any books this year that you are thankful for? Let me know in the comments!

8 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I’m Thankful I Read This Year

  1. Hi Alison – What a great post. I love the idea of making a top ten book list based on the feeling of gratitude. I’ve only read one of the books on your list, and it is definitely on my gratitude list, too. Here are ten books I’m grateful to have read this year, in no particular order:

    Everything Begins & Ends at the Kentucky Club, by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
    Round Rock, by Michelle Huneven
    Hunger, by Lan Samantha Chang
    The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey
    Two Boys Kissing, by David Levithan
    Writing Fiction, by Janet Burroway
    Widow, by Michelle Latiolais
    A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, by Yiyun Li
    Bumbling into Body Hair: A Transsexual’s Memoir, by Everett Maroon
    The Line of Beauty, by Alan Hollinghurst

    Happy Thanksgiving, Bon Voyage, and Good Luck with your MFA applications!


    1. Thanks, Indra. You are too kind. It’s amazing what you can do when you are lucky enough to give up the 9 to 5 job. Most of all that is what I feel grateful for this year. All the time I’ve been able to devote to my writing and this blog and reading and everything else that I’ve been able to do.

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