Thank Books for Small Favors: Ten Recent Reads I’ve Loved

This week is all about Thanksgiving in the U.S. While this year has many of us staring bewilderedly at the calendar, wondering what awful thing could possibly happen next, I do think I have plenty to be thankful for. My family. My friends. Their health as well my own. I’m also thankful for time—time spent with people I love, but also those blissful moments of peace when I can escape from the hubbub and sink into the pages of a great book. I’m fortunate to afford these and, in turn, to have experienced so many wonderful reads this year that get me genuinely excited to sneak away for a page or two here and there. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, I’m sharing just ten of these books that I’m thankful for. I hope you love them as much as I have.

Auntie Uncle: Drag Queen Hero
by Ellie Royce
illustrated by Hannah Chambers

Belle Prater’s Boy
by Ruth White

The Bluest Eye
by Toni Morrison

A Deadly Inside Scoop
by Abby Collette

From the Dust Returned
by Ray Bradbury

I’m Not Making This Up, You Know: The Autobiography of the Queen of Musical Parody
by Anna Russell

My Love, My Love or the Peasant Girl
by Rosa Guy

Tofu Quilt
by Ching Yeung Russell

A Village Vacancy
by Julie Houston

When All Is Said
by Anne Griffin

Note: Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants.


  1. A DEADLY INSIDE SCOOP is the only one of these books I’ve read. It’s a fun one, isn’t it? I just downloaded the sequel from NetGalley, so hopefully I can get to it sometime soon. I worked in an ice cream shop in college, so the setting really brings back memories 🙂 Luckily no one got murdered while I worked there …

    Happy TTT!


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  2. I’m so thankful for books, blogging and the book community! I can’t imagine what this pandemic would be like without them in my life 🙈 Wonderful post! I’ve only heard of When All Is Said from this list but I love the look of many of these! Auntie Uncle looks amazing 😍

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