Here is what to Read during Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to spend quality time with your loved ones, but it is also an excellent time to cozy up on the sofa with a good book. But what do you read during Thanksgiving? Whenever the conversation comes up about favorite things to do over the Thanksgiving holiday, and I say “read,” I get the same statement and question.

Statement: “it is such a busy time. Who wants to read “and “what do you read?”

So the question is, “do people read during Thanksgiving?

According to an independent survey:

That is the moment I share a few facts about reading. According to an independent survey conducted,

Barnes & Noble discovered that the day before Thanksgiving is America’s busiest reading day.

The survey found that Americans read one or more books, newspapers, or magazines during their Thanksgiving travels. Yes, seventy-seven percent of us confirmed this.

While seventy-three of the respondents said that reading is one of the ways they make their travels more relaxin, another one in four confessed that reading is an excellent strategy for getting out of awkward conversations with relatives.

Reading has its perks.

Let us address the statement and question:

Yes, the holidays can be Busy and overwhelming. But taking time to read that magazine you have been carrying around since the summer or that book on your nightstand from last year that you swore you would read is a form of self-love. It is taking a moment for yourself to slow down and be present. You will feel relaxed and ready to dive into that busyness of the holidays because you took a moment for yourself.

Here is what to read during Thanksgiving.

There are no hard and fast rules here. You can read a new release, google books, and pick one. Or you can read that book on your nightstand you have been meaning to read, an online article, a blog post, or a magazine. It is your choice, after all, it will be the time you spend with yourself. So make it enjoyable and make it fun.

I am traveling this year for Thanksgiving, and I am using that week also to get a bit of digital detox. So I have two short books packed for my trip, and I am ready to go. But before I leave tomorrow, I wanted to share seven books with you.

I’ll Have What She’s Having: How Nora Ephron’s Three Iconic Films Saved the Romantic Comedy 


A backstage look at the making of Nora Ephron’s revered trilogy–When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, and Sleepless in Seattle–which brought romantic comedies back to the fore, and an intimate portrait of the beloved writer/director who inspired a generation of Hollywood women

Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message 


This Native American good morning message is based on the belief that the natural world is a precious and rare gift.

How to Bake the Perfect Pecan Pie


Lauren Hauser is home for the holidays, and she’s been given a challenge: preparing her grandmother’s pecan pie. The problem? Lauren’s not famed for her baking skills. While her sister would win Star Baker every week, and her mom at least knows a sieve from a spatula, Lauren’s bakes have always been more dangerous than delicious!

Thanks a Million


Written with children in mind, the adult can find inspiration to reflect. Thanksgiving is a day for pausing and taking stock of what is to be grateful for.

Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen


Weaving together memories, recipes, and wild tales of years spent in the kitchen

The Accidental Tourist


In this irresistible novel, Anne Tyler explores the slippery alchemy of attracting opposites and the struggle to rebuild one’s life after an unspeakable tragedy.

An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving


The author of “Little Women” gives us a heartwarming, homey tale of the Basset family, who were “poor in money, but rich in love.



One of Oprah’s 2018 Favorite Things! An illustrated journal to record celebrations, with paintings by the legendary chef and artist Jacques Pépin

My Love Story


My Love Story is an explosive and inspiring story of a woman who dared to break any barriers put in her way.

 I hope the seven narratives inspire you to start a new tradition, teach you something you or arm with quotes to share over Thanksgiving dinner.

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving, darlings. I will not be back until November 29th, but I look forward to quiet time away from the internet and social media.

Comment below and share a favorite book. 

Nat C.


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