270+ of the Books You’re Most Thankful For

Amanda Nelson

Staff Writer

Amanda Nelson is an Executive Director of Book Riot. She lives in Richmond, VA.

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In the spirit of upcoming holiday thankfulness (and general warm fuzzies), we asked you to name the book you’re most thankful for. We got over 540 responses, and when we combined duplicates and books from the same series, we got a very-big-not-small list of books that warm your hearts. Check out the list below:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

The Enchanted Orchards by Kristin Maddock

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Carrie by Stephen King

The Christian Atheist by Craig Groeschel

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Bible

The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

American Girl by Meg Cabot

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

Sunset and Sawdust by Joe R. Lansdale

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

The First American by H. W. Brands

The Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Feeling Good by David Burns

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Tough-Minded Optimist by Norman Vincent Peale

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Complete Works of Shakespeare

The Stand by Stephen King

Psyche in a Dress by Francesca Dia Block

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Face of an Angel by Denise Chavez

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

The Stranger by Albert Camus

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

The Velvet Room by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Wicked by Gregory Maguire

Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole

Horton Hears A Who! by Dr. Seuss

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

Tales of Known Space by Larry Niven

The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Wonder by RJ Palacio

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Possession by AS Byatt

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

True Selves by Dr. Mildred Bown

The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

Psycop by Jordan Castillo Price

Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

Someone to Run With by David Grossman

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas

The Enchiridion of Epictetus

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Tao Te Ching

The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice

Winter Holiday by Arthur Ransome

The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton

Among Others by Jo Walton

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara, Susan McClelland

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

Eyeless in Gaza by Aldous Huxley

The Rose Horse by Joan Heilbroner, P.D. Eastman

Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut

The Dark Tower series by Stephen King

More Than This by Patrick Ness

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

The Reason For God by Timothy Keller

Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Watchers by Dean Koontz

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Pattern Recognition by William Gibson

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn

Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

The Shining by Stephen King

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

The Diary of Anne Frank 

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

Blindsight by Peter Watts

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Dombey and Son By Charles Dickens

Quiet by Susan Cain

The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach

The Selfish Gene be Richard Dawkins

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Hairstyles of the Damned by Joe Meno

The Plague by Camus

Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Private by James Patterson

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Light in August by William Faulkner

The Girl with the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Diviners by Margaret Laurence

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

The Favourite Game by Leonard Cohen

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Gateway by Frederick Pohl

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Pat Hancock

Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod

Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Plainsong by Kent Haruf

Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Shatter by Michael Robotham

The Care and Feeding of Griffins by R. Lee Smith

It Starts With Food by Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Odd Girl Out by Ann Bannon

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff by Christopher Moore

Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Any Human Heart by William Boyd

The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Boxcar Children

The Prophet by Khalil Gibran

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Love Wins by Rob Bell

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Ain’t Nobody’s Business If You Do by Peter McWilliams

The Elements of Style by Strunk and White

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Some Assembly Required by Anne Lamott

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

Ulysses by James Joyce

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd

A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle

Judging a Book by Its Lover by Lauren Leto

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

Mondays are Red by Nicola Morgan

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History by Michael H. Hart

The Salt Eaters by Toni Cade Bambara

Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

Skipping A Beat by Sarah Pekkanen

Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges

The Razor’s Edge by W. S. Maugham

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb

Trixie Belden mysteries

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfeld

She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb

Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

The Pink Motel by Carol Ryrie Brink

Anubis Gates by Tim Powers

True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Nothing to be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes

Kill Your Self: Life After Ego by Barry Graham

The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie