Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I'm Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by The Broke and The Bookish! This week's topic, with Thanksgiving in two days, is books that we're thankful for. This isn't usually how I think about books (I tend to think about good to bad, not more to less thankful), but I pondered for a bit, and here are ten books that make me grateful.



A Wrinkle In Time: For teaching me it was okay to be a prickly adolescent girl, and that I could still be the hero even if I was.

Anna Karenina: For teaching me that I didn't hate Russian literature (just Dostoyevsky).

Memoirs of a Geisha: For being a wonderful book, and then inspiring me to think more critically about own voices.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: For inspiring in me a lifelong fascination with psychology and the brain.

Lolita: For teaching me that the English language can be playful and unexpected.

To Kill A Mockingbird: For showing and not telling its lessons about injustice and being all the more powerful for it.

Gone With The Wind: For teaching me that sometimes the movie is better.

Harry Potter: For being magical.

The Hunger Games: For reminding me that reading outside of my usual genre lines can be very rewarding indeed.

The Handmaid's Tale: For making the misogyny behind male control of female reproduction blindingly obvious.

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  1. A Wrinkle in Time is one of my very faves! My TTT

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  2. Harry Potter and the Hunger Games all the way! I love them!! Gone With the Wind and Anna Karenina are two books that I've always been really curious about and have been on my list forever, but I haven't read yet. I really need to get on it!

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    1. Anna Karenina is amazing...it's long, but very worth the time investment. There are some parts about Russian farming that are skimmable, which makes it go a little faster too haha!

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  3. I think Harry Potter is on everyone's list!! Nice books, I have 2 of them on my TBR!!
    http://thebestbasicblogger.blogspot.com/2017/11/top-ten-tuesday-favorite-authors.html

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    1. Harry Potter is just that special to a lot of people, I guess!

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  4. A Wrinkle in Time was my first got-to-read-it-over-and-over book. I still love the character of Meg and the family’s adventures.

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/11/books-im-thankful-for.html

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    1. The whole original quartet is one of my favorite series ever!

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  5. Hi! I loved Memoirs of a Geisha. Great list :)
    My TTT
    Leslie

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  6. Harry Potter was on my list this week too, and I'm kicking myself for not including The Hunger Games.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/21/top-ten-tuesday-134/

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