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November 27, 2019

Book Lists

10 Books I’m Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving, readers! Today, in honor of this festival of gratitude, I’m sharing ten books I’m thankful to have read this year. This list differs a bit from “favorite” or “best” books of the year, although there may be some overlap. Some of the books I’m thankful for were difficult for me to read, but terribly important for my own learning. Others are the silly, fluffy reads that gave me a break from the heaviness of literature and life. What every book on this list has in common is that it came to me at just the right moment and offered me exactly what I needed. 

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Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister

For helping me feel like I’m not alone when I rage at this world’s injustices.

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A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

For giving me one of my best cries of the year.

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There, There by Tommy Orange

For showing me my blindspots and inviting me into a perspective I’d never before experienced.

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Nevermoor: the Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

For reminding me that there’s still untapped magic in storytelling.

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Beloved by Toni Morrison

For offering me something new, unexpected, and brilliant with every reread.

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Bunny by Mona Awad

For taking me in a direction I never in a million years would have expected to go.

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Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

For being the feminist millenial critique of the world, and myself, that I didn’t know I needed.

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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

For reminding me what it feels like to fall recklessly and irrevocably in love with a story.

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The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

For making me laugh out loud and for teaching me that it’s (more than) okay to read romance novels.

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How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

For giving me the insights and language to challenge my own thinking and be better for my students.

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holiday

lifestyle

recommendations

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Categories

Read With Me!

Search

Follow Along

Hello! I’m Sara Hildreth: a reader, writer, and lifelong learner dedicated to putting great books into the hands of great people.

 But around here, the reading life goes beyond books! So grab a cup of something cozy & find the resources, products, and recommendations you need to live your best literary life.