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!
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Nice! I didn’t think of doing a top ten books list for this TTT, but why not? I also haven’t read any of those yet, but Tides and Fangirl are both on my TBR list.
Both are fantastic. I mean, I obviously think so because I put them on my list, but I really recommend both Tides and Fangirl.
I want to read so many of these books. I’m glad you’ve read and enjoyed them!
Yes! Read them. They are all great!
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!
Thank You Kevin and Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I definitely want to read more of the books off your list.
100 books read, GRE, world travel, review writing,blogging, videos, a WIP, and a 2nd novel via NaNoWriMo — all in a year?! Goodness, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish!
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.