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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: A Bookish Gratitude List

With Thanksgiving only a couple of days away, it's natural that this week's Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the lovely ladies at The Broke and the Bookish) subject would be gratitude.  It goes without saying that I'm thankful for the usual things—a happy marriage, healthy kids, goodly parents, food on the table, etc.—but since this is a book blog, I decided to stick with the subject and tell you about the Top Ten (Bookish) Things For Which I'm Thankful:

1.  Books That Make Me Laugh:

2.  Books That Make Me Think:

3.  Books That Make Me Swoon:

4.  Books That Make Me Cry:

5.  Books That Make Me Appreciate My Not-All-That-Important-in-the-Grand-Scheme-of-Things Problems ('Cause, You Know, Things Could Always Be Worse ...):

6.  Books That Inspire Me:

7.  Books That Make Me More Empathetic:

9.  Books That Fuel My Imagination:

10.  Books That Make Me Fall In Love With Reading—Again:

How about you?  What are you thankful for this year, bookish or otherwise?

As much as I adore books, I'm most thankful for you, my readers.  You make this "job" so much fun!  I love your comments, your support, your kind words, and your enthusiasm for reading.  I'm also thankful for the authors who work so hard to write books for impatient, demanding readers like us to adore.  I'm especially grateful for those writers who trust me to review their literary "babies"—and don't hate me when I point out a few flaws.  Without all of you, this blog wouldn't exist, let alone thrive.  Thank you so much for going along with me on this crazy, exciting adventure.  I hope you'll stick around for a long, long while.

Happy Thanksgiving!  

* All images from Barnes & Noble


  1. What an interesting post for Thanksgiving. This kind of thing takes me so long to do. I thought UNWIND was pretty good and agree with you, it does make one think.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my list. You want a book that will make you cry, read Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson. I had the ugly cry happening with that one. Oh and Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor. Still not over that one.

    My TTT List

  3. I concur with your list! I love 5 & 10 especially. I am so excited for The Book Thief to come out. I hope it lives up to the book!

  4. I was going to put To Kill a Mockingbird and THG because I'm thankful for those too. Nice to see them in your list :)

  5. OMG, you have a great taste is books! I am also very VERY thanksful for Unwind, which let me think outside of my normal thought, The Book Thief which made me cry and laugh--my sister and I read it at the same time and I appreciated the mini book club, and Harry Potter with whom I grew up with.

  6. Brilliant list :-) I agree with so many of the things that you've added!

  7. I love this list. I haven't heard of a few of those, but I'll have to remember them. Especially the funny books. I'm always in the mood for those. :)
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Great TTT list! I haven't seen any one else do theirs quite like this, and I like your approach. (And love some of those titles!)

    Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Oh, what a lovely list! I may have to craft a post like this for Thanksgiving day! This is so great! And I love your book choices! =)

    Thanks for stoppin' by! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

  10. This is a very clever way to approach the list, lots of good picks here. I'm very intrigued by Unwind. Thanks for reminding me about all these classics!

  11. Great list! I have read some of your books and I really enjoyed them.

  12. Great list - love your take on the topic

  13. I love how you did this list! I nodded throughout the whole thing because I so agree. I love all the different books that make me feel different things.

  14. Great list! I love how you did this one. I'm thankful for all those types of books too! :)

  15. Oh Harry Potter - it just has to be on thankful lists! And I never did finish reading the Chronicles of Narnia books - maybe I should do that so I can stick it on my own "thankful for" list!

  16. Fantastic TTT, Susan! Love how you put it together with "books that make me..." Great idea. :)

    Also, I've been browsing your blog and WOW! I appreciate how you review books (adding in the "rating"), I often look for bloggers who review like that, so thanks for being one of them. :)

    Thanks for dropping by my blog; I hope you enjoyed the visit. :) Happy Thanksgiving.

  17. I love your blog! I’m so glad I found it :) Anyway I love your list of books. I really want to read that Neil Gaiman book and I LOVED To Kill a Mockingbird and Gone with the Wind. And LOTR! And really just adore the whole list :)


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