I had this idea to choose twenty books I was thankful for as an homage to one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. But then I realized I couldn’t choose only twenty, or decide which to include. So welcome to my multi-part series, Books I’m Grateful For, with today’s installment: novels. (Still to come: poetry! And more.)
Happy Thanksgiving, readers. I’m thankful for so much this year, and I hope you are, too.
Twenty Novels I’m Grateful For:
1. To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
2. The Longest Journey, E.M. Forster
3. The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
5. The History of Love, Nicole Krauss
6. Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
7. Room, Emma Donoghue
8. The White Bone, Barbara Gowdy
9. Spartina, John Casey
10. The Color Purple, Alice Walker
11. The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri
12. State of Wonder, Ann Patchett
13. Out Stealing Horses, Per Petterson
14. The Road, Cormac McCarthy
15. Possession, A.S. Byatt
16. Disgrace, JM Coetzee
17. Another Country, James Baldwin
18. American Pastoral, Philip Roth
19. My Antonia, Willa Cather
20. The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides
I could go on, and on, and on…but I will stop there.
What novels are YOU grateful for?