The holidays are fast approaching. In the blink of an eye Thanksgiving will be here. Despite the name, it seems that this holiday has become mostly looked over. Before the Turkey dinner is served, Christmas decorations are already up in the stores, and feel good miracle movies are on TV. Thanksgiving, though it’s a great day to watch football and stuff yourself till you’re ready to pop, often gets the short end of the stick. This is true in the book world as well. There are dozens upon dozens of Christmas stories. Several of these stories are often turned into Lifetime movies for the holidays, but it’s rare to find anything related to Thanksgiving – at least for adults.
Taking on a mission to find a Thanksgiving themed book for adults was not an easy one. There are plenty of children’s books out there featuring talking turkeys, pilgrims and Native Americans, but it’s a much harder feat to find quality Thanksgiving stories for adults. Let’s face it, for those of you who are avid readers, when the turkey is eaten and football is over, all you want to do is curl up on an overstuffed recliner and read a good book – perhaps that goes along with the current holiday. Here is a list of a few Thanksgiving themed books to help enhance your night after the family has eaten and the kids are off to bed.
1. Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich
This is a quirky love story involving a wayward rabbit, an irate bunny finder, a pediatrician, a baby, and Thanksgiving dinner. It’s a lighthearted read for a feel good time.
2. The Ghost at the Table by Suzanne Berne
This is a more drama filled book with two sisters dealing with the loss of their sister, the reappearance of their father, and their diverse lifestyles as the family attempts to have Thanksgiving together.
3. Thanksgiving Miracle by Wells Earl Draughon
A mother is desperately seeking her daughter while helping out a friend with a problem of her own. Will she be able to pull everything together so her family can have a happy Thanksgiving?
4. The Thanksgiving Virgin by Charles Haas
This unique book follows the lives of several characters, including an orphan, a rancher, a ranch hand, a sheriff, and more as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches.
Everyone has their own unique way of celebrating Thanksgiving. For those who love the written word, what better way to enjoy the holiday than to sit down with a book themed around it? (Preferably one that doesn’t involve cartoon characters and talking turkeys.) After you read the kids their stories and tuck them in, give yourself some time to reward all the hard work you put into the meal that brought your family together. Thank yourself and read a good book.