I'm Thankful For Books
Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is Books I Am Thankful For. This should be easy. The hardest part might be narrowing it down to only 10. So this Thanksgiving week, I'll share some books I'm thankful for.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Of course I'm thankful for Pride and Prejudice. It's my favorite book. If it didn't exist, there's no telling what my favorite book might be.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - I'm thankful for this book, and I'm thankful that my 3rd grade teacher read it to us so I could get a copy for my 10th birthday so I could read it over and over and over.
Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson - This book is the epitome of memoir, in my opinion. She talks about very deep and personal topics with humor and grace. She is actually hilarious.
The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs - I reread this book just about every year. It gives me permission to read whatever I want to read. I read it when I'm feeling pressure about reading things I "should" read.
Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron - I just love this whole series. It gives in to the desire to learn more about the woman who wrote my favorite books and imagine her in her daily life.
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield - This is another book I reread on the regular. It's a book for book lovers.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - What a richly imagined book. It's so beautiful and creative.
So Many Books, So Little Time by Sara Nelson - I do not know why this book really strikes me. Maybe it's because it's about an actual reader in real life. I love slice of life types of things.
Bite Me by Christopher Moore - I love this whole love story series. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to enjoy this series because I think she will identify with the main character as much as I did.
Nerd Girl Rocks Paradise City by Anne Thomas Soffee - This author lived the life I wanted. She graduated from college a couple of years before me and went to L.A. I was going to be a therapist to the rock stars, but by the time I graduated from college, the rock stars I loved had been pushed aside by a new brand of music. I'm so happy to get to read this book by someone who lived it.
What books are you thankful for?