Thanksgiving Day, colloquially known as the Turkey day is a day dedicated to family and celebrating traditions that are being followed for years. It’s a holiday spent in togetherness and being thankful for everything good in life. It’s a very secular tradition and you don’t have to be attached to a particular religion to enjoy this day.

For long, each family has formed a pattern for celebrating this day. Be it a fixed menu of siders with the Turkey that can be savoured for more than a single meal, or a music jamming session, or books being read aloud at the end of dinner.

While the adults might be rooting for many other things, what is most awaited by the kids is their holiday gift. This day is the onset of the festive season with Christmas being just around the corner, the kids are super excited along with adults just as elated as them.

The Gifts:

Enlisted here are some fabulous books that you can gift to your beloved people in friends and family or even read together while the turkey is cooked in the oven or after a hearty Thanksgiving dinner.

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Since holidays are a great time for fun, frolic, and happiness, this book filled with a hysterically funny story. It is more of an autobiographical book and for those who have had a chance to watch 30 Rock, know about Tina Fey’s comic timing. So, go ahead and indulge in some light humour with the teens and adults in the family. You can easily find the book online and it is also available in audio versions.

The Path Made Clear By Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is a global icon and a lovely person. This book by her has a philosophical vision to it that asks you to discover your true purpose in life. As per the author, each of us is born with a motive. It is we who have to discover and answer our calling. She shares excerpts from her life and what led her to find the path of self-discovery. Organized in 10 chapters, this book has beautiful pictures to help you relate and be enticed throughout.

The Theory of Everything by Stephen Hawking

If you are one of those who loves science or want to gift someone a book they would love, then this is the perfect pick. It is interesting to learn from the man who knows most of it all and world-renowned knowledgeable physicist Stephen Hawking. The book uses subtle language that is easy to explain a common man about complexities like the origin of the Universe, the Big bang, and the black hole.

The story of My Experiments With Truth by Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi is regarded as the Father of the Nation in India. Not only in his own country, but he has been a revolutionary and torchbearer of injustice and racial discrimination. A lawyer by profession, he knew what was wrong and right. But there is a common man inside who was also a kid and a teenager. His attachment to his motherland and what shaped him to become “Mahatma” can be known from this autobiography by him.

The Shining by Stephen King

The author has mastered the art of storytelling and engulfs you in this story of suspense, occasional scare and keeps you at the edge of your seat. Many people enjoy thrilling stories that transcend you to the set up of the story. This is a captivating novel in the genre of horror fiction that you must definitely not miss if you have the likeliness for this genre.

Diary of a young girl by Anne frank

The Holocaust was one of the most horrible eras humans have ever witnessed. Imagine the tyranny, torture, and hatred felt by a girl who is as young as thirteen years of age. The everyday struggle of the young girl along with her family escaping each day from the jews only for survival is a factual narration and as close as one can get to the true story. This book is a wonderful gift as it is a tale of a brave-hearted young girl who has the courage to survive with her family against all odds until her last breath.

Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin

The list of Thanksgiving books cannot be complete without a book for kids. This is a beautiful story about a grandma and her secret recipe that is staged on this special holiday. It teaches many virtues in a subtle way and is a perfect gift for your kids, or nephews and nieces.

Now that you have the list of some perfect books to lay your hands on, you might as well try some online book exchange apps like the Beeapp and find someone nearby you to rent a book at affordable prices. If you want you might as well upload a book you wish to share this Thanksgiving and make the most of this holiday.

Author's Bio: 

Hello, I am Leena Sanap, a freelance content writer who profoundly believes in the power of words. To have the ability to able someone with information and give them a perspective is what I love about writing. As an engineer, I enjoy writing about technology. But, I do have a creative side that intrigues me to write about lifestyle, entertainment, health, and education.