Top Ten Tuesday: Giving Thanks

This week’s Broke and Bookish Top Ten Tuesday is all about giving thanks to the books. Perfect timing Broke and Bookish, it’s been a few weeks since I did a ‘Thanks for all the books’ post, so consider this a retrospective.


Thank you:

  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr – for give me a ready answer to the question ‘why do you read?’
  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan – see above
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – for proving that sci-fi can be literary
  • The Wife Drought by Annabel Crabb – for raising important and oft-ignored issues (and for blowing my mind with the possibilities of breast milk jelly)
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed – for being a completely unexpected joy
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman – see above
  • Life After Life by Kate Atkinson – for showing me that it’s possible to do time travel without being silly

But most of all, thank you Jane Austen for proving that women can be funny (even all those years ago!).

What bookish wonders are you thankful for?

19 replies »

  1. I’m thankful for some of the same books, and cannot wait until I finally get to read All the Light We Cannot See. Loved Life After Life–reading A God in Ruins soon, maybe January! My daughter is enjoying Station Eleven, and my husband recently finished Wild, which I also want to read.

    Happy Thanksgiving!


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