Thanksgiving is finally here, and with it comes another ThanksAuthors post! This is an annual Thanksgiving post, where I give thanks to those providing my favorite reading materials throughout the year.
I’m leaving the year 2016 having read more than I have since high school, but feeling I’ve read so much less than what I have. This is neither a good nor a bad thing. It simply means I’ve so much more to explore and discover in years to come.
Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, The Minimalists: This year, I finally got the chance to read both Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life and Everything that Remains. ETR was my favorite of the two. I’ve long admired Joshua Millburn’s writing style and was delighted to see Ryan Nicodemus’s humor spattered through these two. Thank you for teaching me through amusement.
Quinn Loftis: I’m not quite certain how you maintain this massive number of characters in one mind, but seriously, kudos! I particularly love the Grey Wolves Series and have enjoyed the recent 2 books immensely.
Jon Acuff: I happened across Start and Do Over at a difficult time of transition in my working life. The opening lines of Do Over were what drew me in. Please know they provided much needed encouragement.
Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson: Rework was a truly refreshing look at business. I’ve long asked myself what organizations might look like if CEOs approached the office with a focus similar to this. It reminds me of a minimalist’s mindset in a very good way. I appreciated being able to see the potential for corporations to go further while shedding some traditions, like meetings.
Ann Handley: Everybody Writes was exactly what I needed as I begin writing books and exploring other wrting-related avenues. I particularly loved that the rules were expressed as suggestions rather than earth-shattering necessities. It made them simpler to remember and more easily applied in action.
R.M. Drake: Early this year, I received Black Butterfly as a gift. I do not habitually read poetry of any sort, though your own has encouraged me to seek out more of it. It’s become a balm on a bad day. Thank you for this.
Igort: I will never be the same again after reading The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks. Thank you for the eye-opening experience.
Josh Wagner: July of this year wasn’t exactly kind to us — amid the grief and nightmares, the postman delivered a certain ‘uncivilized’ package. Nothing in Mind proved to be salvation via distraction from an otherwise overwhelmingly emotional time. It truly was over too quickly. Reckon I’ll have to re-read it soon…
There are many other writers I enjoy and spend my days reading. Thank you all for your hard work and efforts in presenting readers with adventure, inspiration, and learning. Keep up the work!