Top Ten Tuesday – Reasons Why I’m Thankful for Books

Today I’m participating in Top Ten Tuesday, which was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week there is a new theme/topic, and participants choose ten books that fit it.

This week’s theme is Reasons Why I’m Thankful for Books. I thought it would be difficult to come up with ten reasons for this list, but it was surprisingly easy. Books bring an immeasurable amount of joy into my life, and I’m incredibly grateful to live in a place and time where they are so easily accessible. Here’s all the reasons I thought of:

I’m thankful for…

All the new friends I’ve made from reading and blogging about books

The escapism books provide

The positive impact books have on my mental health

The opportunity to learn new things from books

The hours and hours of entertainment books have given me

The way books promote empathy and understanding by allowing the practice of perspective-taking

How much books have taught me about myself

The way books with representation that is consistent with my experiences make me feel less alone

Books providing the means to visit places I’ll likely never see and experience tons of new things from the comfort of my couch

The absolute joy of entering a new bookstore and unearthing an adventure I never knew I needed

What reasons make you thankful for books? Let me know down in the comments! I hope everyone celebrating this week has a wonderful holiday.

7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Reasons Why I’m Thankful for Books

  1. Yes to all of these. Even the one about representation as there a lot more books about women of my age around now than there used to be. Books are just awesome.

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