Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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.


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

  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!

    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!

  3. I think Harry Potter is on everyone's list!! Nice books, I have 2 of them on my TBR!!

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

  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.


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

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

  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/