It is that time of year again, when we count our blessings. Last year I ran this Monday Discussion where I listed what I was thankful for. I checked; it all still applies.
This year I want to spend a few moments thinking about it again, but with a different twist-- share with me the specific books or authors or formats or genres (you get the idea) for which you are thankful.
I will start. I am thankful for much hyped books which turned out to be as good as advertised. For me this year that would include The Discovery of Witches, Swamplandia, The Night Circus (review forthcoming), and Before I Go To Sleep (review forthcoming).
I am also thankful for my old standby authors whose backlist titles I can fall back on when I need something good to read. This year that included Tana French and Louise Penny. And, my old standby favorites who continue to impress me with their newest books like Kate Atkinson, Stephen King, and Keith Donohue.
I am thankful for authors who are new to me and who will now become old favorites like Dave Zeltersman and Gillian Flynn.
I am thankful for awesome graphic novels without superheroes and of course horror (especially since unlike this time last year, I am not frantically finishing the book).
Finally, I am thankful that Amazon is allowing my library patrons to borrow ebooks on their Kindles because I was getting sick of telling them "No."
All links above lead you to my reviews where available. This is also a small peek into some of my year end favorites to come next month.
Now it is your turn. What books, authors, types of books, etc... are you thankful for this year?
You can follow past Monday Discussions here.
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