Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is a Thankgiving freebie — so we can each come up with our own take on something we’re thankful for this year.
I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on how important my book group is to me. A smarter, kinder, warmer bunch of people I can’t even imagine… and what’s funny is that while I feel that I know them all so well, we’ve never actually met in person! We have such amazing conversations about books in general, our shared love for the Outlander series, and our monthly groups reads… as well as offering one another friendship and support through all our many non-bookish ups and downs.
In addition to spending time with great people, thanks to my book group I’ve read some really wonderful books! Here’s a list of ten books that I might (or might not) have chosen on my own, but which I’m thankful to have read and discussed with my book group friends.
1) The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emma Orczky (review)
2) North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (review)
3) The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown (review)
4) The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (review)
5) The Day of Atonement by David Liss (review)
6) The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian (review)
7) All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (review)
And these last three are extra special, because not only did we read amazing books and have fabulous discussions, but we were also fortunate enough to have the authors join us to answer questions and participate in the conversations:
8) Henna House by Nomi Eve (review)
9) I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe (review)
10) Gathering Storm by Maggie Craig (review)
So, a big virtual hug to my book club friends! Thank you for enriching my life for all of these years — I’m looking forward to many, many more!
What books or bookish things are you most grateful for this Thanksgiving week?
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