Happy Thanksgiving!!! I thought that I’d do a list of the various books / authors I’m thankful for to celebrate )
1. Diana Gabaldon – She gave us the Outlander series, and therefore I’ll always be indebted to her.
2. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran – A wonderful long poem, that can easily be read in a day and helps settle the mind. Some of my favorite quotes come from this book.
3. , said the shotgun to the head by Saul Williams – Another book-long poem, about an earth-shattering kiss. Some have said that they don’t like the visual layout of the poem, but I really enjoy it. Saul Williams is a well-known slam poet, and reading this book is like seeing him perform it live. It’s great.
4. The Harry Potter series – 7 books to read and re-read a bagillion times because it’s so good. And pretty stress-free reading too, seeing how it’s mainly for the young adults.
5. Jane Austen – Cause she’s fantastic. Seriously, what more needs to be said?
6. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – One of my FAVORITE kids books. I’m almost 24 now and it’s still so much fun to read! Luckily I have a niece and nephew, so it’s not so weird, lol.
7. Dr. Seuss, another childhood favorite. His books are soooo much fun to read, and his longer ones usually have some good important message behind them. The Butter Battle Book is the perfect symbolic story of nuclear proliferation, and it’s kid-friendly. Such a complicated subject, but summed up so perfectly. Amazing.
8. The Giver, 1984, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Hunger Games… basically dystopian books in general – they remind us how scary life could be, and try to warn us away from the things that could lead us there.
9. Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie – I still insist that this is the ultimate romance book. It’s funny, modern, sweet, and SUCH an enjoyable read. I can’t wait to re-read it next year.
10. The Baby-Sitters Club and The Boxcar Children series – These were my two absolute favorite series when I was a young reader, and I firmly believe they set me on a path for a life-long love affair with books. And for that I will always be eternally grateful.
What books or authors are you thankful for?