Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!
First, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the bookish community is the best corner of the internet! So many of you have become “friends” over the years as we’ve shared our love of books and reading. I appreciate every single one of you and I can’t wait to continue on this bookish journey for a long time!
Today I’m sharing #FiveBooksI’mThankfulFor…(though I could have gone on for days with this one)!
If You Want to Make God Laugh – I’m thankful for this book…it’s one of my favorites of the year! And I’m most especially thankful for Lauran (@bk.clubgirlofwi), who not only sent it to me, but had it personalized by the author herself! It was the sweetest surprise! Throughout the past several years, Lauran has generously shared books with me and we have grown such a special friendship because of it!
American Dirt – Speaking of authors, I’m especially grateful for this book! I had mentioned to Bianca Marais on #bookstagram that I wanted to read it, and without a second’s hesitation, she put her copy in the mail for me! (This may have been one of THE HARDEST books to get ahold of, so this is especially thoughtful on Bianca’s part!) Also, while were on the topic of authors, a special shoutout to interactive authors…it makes this whole experience just a little bit more fun!
The Goldfinch – I reread this book this year and I gained a new appreciation for it. The way it tackles grief is the best I’ve read and any book that makes me feel a connection to my mama earns its place with me. It’s long and gritty and raw and so.very.worth.it!
The Heart’s Invisible Furies – Another book that’s long and gritty and worth it in the end…I think about Cyril often and I’m feeling the itch for a reread of this one soon. Books that span a lifetime are some of my favorites and this book snuck into my heart, pierced me with a barb, and hasn’t let go of me since.
Know My Name – Last, I’m thankful for books that teach me something and this book was probably the most important one I read this year. Memoirs are special because they’re generally honest and vulnerable, showing their audience the obstacles they had to overcome. This one should be required reading for mamas, high school and college kids and administration….umm, everyone. It’s important.
This is definitely not an exhaustive list…I could continue listing many more people, books, and things. But suffice it to say…THANK YOU for being here! I’m grateful to you, and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
Also, since today kicks off the craziest time of year for shopping, don’t forget about my 2019 Gift Giving Guide for Bookworms! It’s got lots of ideas for the book lover(s) in your life!