The Third Annual Booksgiving

Hello and welcome to the third annual Booksgiving Day!

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What is “Booksgiving Day?”  It’s a day to celebrate the magic of reading and to collectively give the stink-eye to people who don’t understand that no, you don’t actually want to just wait for the movie to come out.

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Basically, two years ago I wanted to thank you guys for all of your support by giving out 30 copies of Furiously Happy, which I did, but then everyone else was like, “I WANT TO GIVE BOOKS TO PEOPLE TOO” so we set up a day where you could ask for one book from a stranger using an Amazon wishlist and if someone wanted to give it to you they would.  And they did.  Some people asked for a book for their child.  Some asked for a book to escape life for a bit.  Some asked just to have a reminder that they exist and matter, and then they went back in and bought a book for someone else.  And people found friends (and ridiculously good book recommendations) by looking at the particular book that each person really wanted.  And it was lovely.

Then last year people were like “LET’S DO IT AGAIN” and we did.  And it was awesome.  And this week we’re doing it again so if you want to ask for a book (or give a book) the details are all here.

I’m giving out 30 of my own books for those of you who are part of the community but haven’t been able to buy one, but you can pick any book at all and leave it in the comments and I’ll probably give out others once I hit my 30.  Furiously Happy is less than $6 today, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened is still in print and YOU ARE HERE: An Owner’s Manual for Dangerous Minds is on sale too.  WHOOP!


Here are the rules:

If you’re in a rough place and need a book to transport you somewhere else make A BRAND NEW wish list with nothing on it but the one book you want.  (Exception: If you have a kid who needs a book you can add that too.)

Here’s how you make a wish list:

Under “Accounts & Lists” choose “Create a list”:


Select “Wish List”.  Name it something like “A book I need”.  Select “Public” and make sure that “keep purchased items on your list” is NOT checked.


Now go find the book you want.  When you have it, click on the “Add to List” dropdown arrow and choose the wishlist you just made.


It will give you a confirmation screen where you should choose “View Your List”.


Here’s the most important part that people forget to do.  You have to add a shipping address to this wishlist even if you’ve already added it to other wish lists.  (Your address isn’t shared.  Just your name and city.)  Click on “Edit this list”…


…and where it says “Shipping Address” change it from “None” to your address.  Then click “Save Changes”.

Leave a link to your wishlist in the comments and say which book you’re asking for.  Pick things that are “Prime” whenever possible because it’s free shipping for a lot of us and lots of non-prime places won’t send to wishlist addresses.  Also, if you’re not in America put that in the comment so we can match people better by location and not have crazy shipping fees.   Feel happy.

Here’s how you buy a book for a stranger.  Click on their link.  Choose a book.  Select their name so it goes to their address.  If it doesn’t give you the option of picking their name it means they didn’t add a shipping address so delete what’s in your cart and go to the next person.  Send a story to someone in need.  Feel happy.

The only rule is that this is just for books.  No gift cards or clothes or anything else because it gets out of hand really quickly.  Just a simple book to take you away from the world and help you find new ones.

And as always, thank you.  Thank you for supporting my words and listening and passing them on to others.  Thank you for being amazing.  Thank you for reading.  Thank you for writing.  Thank you for llamas if you had anything to do with inventing llamas.

PS.  If you click on a wish list that says it’s empty that’s because the book has already been bought for them.   That is a very good thing.

PPS.  I love you guys.  Now I’m off to buy books.

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  1. HOORAY! My favorite holiday! Thank you so much for keeping the tradition alive, Jenny! <3

  2. You truly are one of the shiniest, most blazing-cool (go with it) mammals on the planet, Jenny.
    Dog bless you.

  3. I L.O.V.E. this idea! Thankfully, not at a place where I need this myself right now, but because of that, I can’t wait to love on someone else by buying books! Bring on those comments with links – I can’t wait to play along!

  4. WooHoo! I love to buy books. It’s one of the most generous things I can think of to give to someone, besides food. And a book is food for the soul. Yay, you!

  5. Booksgiving is my favorite holiday! This is a wonderful community and books are the greatest.

    This is such a lovely book, and I’ve checked it out from my library about ten times already-I’d love to have a copy of my own.

    And now to wait for other wishlists!

  6. I can’t afford to buy anyone a book, but I can afford to give away a couple copies of my own book. So if anyone is interested, check out the summary at and then shoot me an email to request a copy.

  7. Love

  8. I love Booksgiving Day! I desperately need an escape from reality book that is light and fun! Please, oh please!

    The Book I Really Need Right Now

    (Looks like someone beat me to it. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  9. I would really love to get a copy of “You are here”
    Thank you for doing this!

    (You need to add your address. ~ Jenny)

  10. Oh my god i am so all over this!! Happy reading everyone!!!

    (Done! ~ Jenny)

  11. Hey folks… I’ve been having a rough go, and would love to lose myself in another Danielewski book of madness.

    Also: I’m Canadian. But this is Prime eligible? IDK how Prime works, man. That’s like, next level Amazoning.

    <3 you all.

  12. Every time I think about quitting IT to do something else I read books about dealing with the dead and fantasize about going in to a line of people can’t really compain (They’re dead after all). I’ve had this on my wishlist for a while now, but had never managed to get around to picking it.

  13. Happy Books giving!!!!

    (You Are Here is on its way! ~ Jenny)

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    Sabrina Galpin

    Thank you Jenny!! <3

  15. Book list:

    Off to surprise some of you back!

    (Can you make a new list with just one book on it? This is an older wishlist with a bunch of book. 🙂 Thanks! ~Jenny)

  16. You are just amazing. Never ever change!

  17. Yay my favorite holiday!!! I can’t wait to send you all books!
    My Book Wish List

    (Can you make a new list with just the one book you want? Thanks! ~ Jenny)

  18. Hi All. Canadian Here. I’m looking for a copy of Momentus because I lent my copy and it never returned home – I’m sure it’s having a wonderful time out in the world though.

    P.S. Jenny your books make the BEST gifts. I’ve sent them across Canada over the past year – and everyone loves them even if strangers give us funny looks when we snort laugh in waiting rooms while reading.

    (Someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  19. Oh Chuck, i have wanted “you are here” for ages… it’s been a hella year. 😛

    (Looks like someone got here first. I love you guys. ~ Jenny)

  20. 21

    I love to buy books for other people! I won’t be able to buy an expensive book, but I love buying someone a paperback just for entertainment. I have found you have to keep on top of comments because wishlists get bought for pretty quickly.

  21. booksgiving is the best day of the year! my list is here:

    (Can you make a new list with just one book on it? Thanks! ~ Jenny)

  22. I hoped to get this for Christmas, but it was the one thing left on my wishlist! If any Canadians are gifting, I would really appreciate a copy of You Are Here. Thanks!

  23. Oh my gosh, I’d looove a copy of YOU ARE HERE for my mom! (Or really any of your books, but that’s the one I don’t have and thus she can’t just borrow). Love you and everyone in this weird tribe 😊

    (Come back and leave a link to your wishlist, okay? ~ Jenny)

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  24. Because I have two teenage girls…aaack!

    (Looks like someone got here first! ~ Jenny)

  25. hello
    I need a book

    (Someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  26. Still haven’t been able to afford You Are Here this year and would love that.

    I’m working on writing my own manuscript that I hope I can give to people next year (about chronically ill people lashing out in an alternative universe where their healthcare is cruelly stripped from them by greedy politicians cough). But until I finish it and get someone to publish it, being chronically ill myself, I continue to be too broke to buy my own books.

    (I don’t see it on your list so looks like it’s on its way to you, sweet friend. ~ Jenny)

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  27. Oh how wonderful! I’ve got a brand new baby and a two year old, and I just need a little escape, you know? And my sweet two year old falls asleep “reading” every night already, so maybe a little something for him, too, if someone didn’t mind.

    (Can I just say how lovely it is when I click on these lists and find the book has already been bought? Because it’s sort of amazing. ~ Jenny)

  28. Here’s my list. I added some compassion cook books for my favorite series.
    Hi. Check out this list:
    Looking forward to buy door others and getting new book ideas for myself!

    (Can you narrow your list down to just one book? Thanks! ~ Jenny)

  29. My favorite holiday! A book long on my “meaning to read” list:

    (Excellent book but can you add a shipping address? ~ Jenny)

  30. My name is Joy. I was blessed to receive You Are Here: An Owner’s Manual for Dangerous Minds last year and thank you for providing this same opportunity this year. I have a friend who regularly goes into the hospital for mental issues. (border line personality, ptsd, depression…she’s got a list) I would love to be able to gift her a book. MIne’s a bit colored in already lol….Thank you.

    (Looks like someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

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    Oh Chuck, I’ve wanted You are Here for ages. It’s been a hella year and it seems color it in would be cathartic…

    (Looks like it’s already on its way! ~ Jenny)

  32. Please. I have a few on here because I sorted out my list, but just Jenny’s book would be awesome. THANK YOU.

    (I went to buy it for you but you don’t have a shipping address. Can you add? ~ Jenny)


    Thank you! I’m paying it forward as well.

    (Looks like it’s on its way! ~ Jenny)

  34. Yay! I love Booksgiving! Can’t wait to get a book for someone. Here’s my book request:

    (Looks like You Are Here is on its way! ~ Jenny)

  35. Well II guess I’ll start this:

    Now someone else post a request so I can buy somebody a book!

  36. Booksgiving is such a magical time of the year!! It certainly helps to warm up these cold winter days. I would love any of the books on this list – and the Ripley’s Believe it or Not & Guinness World Record books are ones that I’d love to have for my middle school students. I teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade reading to low-level readers, and those books are ones they always go for because of the interesting pictures – but then they have to read the small paragraphs to find out about the interesting picture! (Ha, I made them read!) So anything from this list would be wonderful 🙂 Hearts to you all!

    (Looks like 3 books are on their way! ~ Jenny)

  37. I feel dumb when it comes to sharing wish lists. But, I’ll hopefully figure it out. Thank you, as always, for being an amazing lady!

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  38. Okay, here’s my list. It has a few books I would love and a couple for my decidedly not a voracious r water child. Anything would be fabulous. Both of our birthdays are next month, too. 🙂

    (I think you forgot to add your list. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  39. Thank you Jenny.
    Hi. Check out this list:

    (Awesome books but can you narrow it down to just one? 🙂 ~ Jenny)


    I think my high schooler would really love Jenny’s latest book.

    Thank you for booksgiving!

    (Someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

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    I love this! Recently started researching trauma and healing and can’t afford to add this to my library at the moment, but it would really be invaluable.

    (Looks like it’s on its way! ~ Jenny)

  42. Happy Booksgiving, love and light to Jenny and all the amazing friends you brought together by sharing your life with us. PS- Thanks for signing my taxidermy fish! Here is a list of books I have been drooling over-

    (This is an awesome list but can you narrow it down to just one book? ~ Jenny)

  43. You are a wonderfully generous person Jenny.

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  44. Needing a little break:

    (Someone beat me to it~ Jenny)

  45. What a wonderful holiday!

    (Looks like you need to add a shipping address still. ~ Jenny)

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    Commenter #20, a copy of You Are Here is on the way. From one Jenny Lawson fan to another.

    Okay, here’s my list. It has a few books I would love and a couple for my decidedly not a voracious r water child. Anything would be fabulous. Both of our birthdays are next month, too. 🙂

    (Copy of You are Here is on its way! ~ Jenny)

  48. Yay! My favorite holiday….

  49. All I really need is to look at Jean-Luc Picard in his swimsuit. That’ll do fine for me!! Seriously, I LOVE this idea, Jenny.

  50. Here’s a request from me, for my two readers…one reluctant and one determined. Now to find a new friend on here and buy someone else a book

    (Looks like someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  51. Can someone please buy me a copy of “Pegasus”? Or any other book on my list? Thank you. I love BooksGiving!

    (I just sent you Pegasus. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  52. I love this tradition! Happy Book Buying everyone! 🙂

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  53. I’m so excited for books giving again!
    I’m in Canada and would love to have a new book to keep my mind occupied

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  54. Thank You Jenny. And thank you to everyone who participates in this. 🙂

    “You Are Here: An Owner’s Manual for Dangerous Minds”

    (Someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  55. Jenny, please correct my phone’s idiotic autocorrect. It should read “Not a voracious READER child.” facepalm I’m totally going to end up on Damn You, Autocorrect!

  56. How do you find a strangers link?

    (Just go to any link that they share in the comments and you can buy a book for them if it hasn’t been bought already. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  57. I don’t have enough money to gift someone with a book, but I sincerely wish everyone the happiest of Booksgivings!

  58. Omg, just realized I didn’t link to my list! Sorry…

    (Someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

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  59. I’ve loved buying for people before and unfortunately now I’m in the need category. Both my son and I are bookworms and he also loves drawing. He’s 7 and I’m trying to encourage him but since my husband was just laid off (side eyeing you, huge corporation taking advantage of tax cuts) I really want to make sure my kid gets something fun for Easter. Yes, I think ahead because that covers my brand of worrying about everything. Luckily my family balances me so I don’t drive them nuts and I’m the only one who suffers the insomnia. Hopefully I did the link correctly.

    (Someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  60. I LOVE this idea! I have two books on my list: a book of poetry that I adored and a book for my kiddos that is just out with great reviews and I AM DYING to read it to them 🙂

    Can’t wait to buy a book for someone! runs off to shop

    (Looks like they’re already on the way! ~ Jenny)


    Off to share the wealth!

    (Just sent you a copy of You Are Here! ~ Jenny)

  62. I think/hope I did this correctly. Good luck to all!

    (Someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  63. Happy Booksgiving! Here’s my list and off to shop!

    (Someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  64. Been having a go lately…. I had gifted my copy of FH to a friend in need … now I need it again… lesson learned. In Canada

  65. Heard great things about this on Twitter would love to give it a read.

    I’m from the UK.

    I love this idea 🙂

    (Looks like it’s on its way! ~ Jenny)

  66. The Bee: A Natural History

    I’ve gone back to school, so book purchases are a luxury for me.

    I’m studying Spanish and Latin American studies; the focus of my degree is Heritage Farming – farming practices and the ecology of the Southwest at the time of the European arrival.
    I got into bees (and developed the focus of my work) when I was walking across campus and saw a dude with a box of bees. He was just standing there, him & his bees! 🙂

    As an older student, that’s been my bridge and how I’ve connected to other students and not felt out of place while back and school.


    (Looks like someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  67. Oops. Sorry I’m doing this one more time. Hopefully it’s correct.

    (Looks like it’s already done! ~ Jenny)

  68. I love Booksgiving. I spend the year buying books for my friend’s children. Thank you Jenny!

  69. This made me smile as I’m having a really rough day. I used to read as a way to deal with my anxiety but it’s been so bad that I haven’t read a book in months. I used to read over 100 books a year. There are three books on my list-one for me and one for each of my kids. If someone wants to be generous to us, pick one of my kids. <3


    For myself and my 13 year old with Autism. Thanks

    (Looks like they’re on the way already. ~ Jenny)


    Legacy by Chuck Palahniuk

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  72. I love this SO much!!

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  73. I separated out books and made it into its own wish list. 😁 I hope that’s ok. Thank you to anyone that buys me any book on the list. 😁
    Hi. Check out this list:

    (Hey mister. You forgot to add your shipping address. ~ Jenny)

  74. This book is on my list. I am I am I am

    (Looks like it’s on its way! ~ Jenny)

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    Paige F. Laine

    This is my very favorite internet thing. YAY. A book for my daughter who is leaving me for college! A book for me so I don’t drown in my happy (for her) melancholy tears (for myself). Love you Jenny and Jenny-people!

    (Looks like they’re already on the way! ~ Jenny)

  76. Thank you! I already have your wonderful books, but I did find one I’d love to have 🙂

    (Someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)


    MEEEEE please. Also, I have two teenagers that I’ll loan out, free, anytime. Don’t even have to ask. Just stop by- I’ll send you my address. One is very helpful but has incredibly expensive taste in EVERYTHING (poor sucker, get a job), and the other is a 17 year old girl. I don’t think I need to explain anything more than that. Ok, if you need dishes SORTA washed after much yelling and reminding and attitude, she’s your girl!

    ha. haaah. hahahahahahahahaOMGSENDMESANITYINBOOKFORMhahahahahaha

    (I tried to buy one but you don’t have a shipping address. Can you add? ~ Jenny)

  78. Hooray! The past week has been the most shit week in what I feel like is a lifetime of shit weeks for my family and includes: a concussion, the flu, norovirus, me somehow not setting my house on fire. Booksgiving is the bright spot I need.

    (Looks like someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  79. I have heard so many great things about The Wife Between Us. I cannot wait to read it! I could use an escape from reality right now. 🙂

    Thank you!!

    (It won’t let me buy it for you because it’s a kindle book and it wants to send it to my kindle. Can you change it out for the paperback version on your list? ~ Jenny)

    Not trying to be a suck-up, but I LOVED this book! I inhaled it and then wanted to somehow melt it into my body like osmosis or something….but I had to return it to the library and I didn’t think they’d want a slimy book…

    I can’t wait to share book love with another awsome reader 🙂

    (Sent! ~ Jenny)

  81. Joy 31…I got you! 🙂

  82. Happy booksgiving, everyone and thank you!

    I hope this didn’t post twice. :/ 😉

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  83. I don’t have words for how much you’ve helped me. I finally saw a doctor about my depression and anxiety today. Thank you!


    (Someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  84. Book giving is seriously my favorite holiday! I spent way to many hours at the hospital watching my husband get chemo and could use a good distraction.

    Thank you!

    (Looks like someone got there first. Sending you love. ~ Jenny)

  85. I love this holiday! I’m requesting the book Wonder for my son and I to read together. I hope the link works.

    (Someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  86. I’m going through some shizzzzz right now, and either one of these would be super helpful.

    Off to give more books.

    (Can you add a shipping address? Thanks! ~ Jenny)

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    Jill Passanisi

    This may become a new favorite holiday! Booksgiving…how fun indeed. I have so many books I would love to acquire but I’d love one of your books….Furiously Happy is such a great title too. Something I’m craving extremely bad in my life is more happy. Thank you for doing this!

    (I went to buy you Furiously Happy but it’s kindle so I can’t send it. Also you need to add a shipping address. ~ Jenny)

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    I think I did it right? I’m looking for something to distract me. Life is a big bowl of suck right now. Thanks❤

    (Just adding a note that you’re in Canada so any Canadians looking to gift a book will know where to go. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  89. Oh thank goodness for booksgiving. My list is here and I will buy someone a book too!
    -Amanda Nissen

    (Sent! ~ Jenny)

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  90. Commenter #42, book is on its way!

  91. Because life has been tough – and I love reading about other people who get through tough times:

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  92. I have been coveting the Vonnegut children’s book for a long while now.

    Booksgiving is great- thank you!

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  93. I think I did this correctly!

    (Looks like you forgot to add a shipping address. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

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    Becky – #22 — a book is on it’s way! I love Booksgiving.

  95. Oh Jenny, I participated last year and a very kind person sent me You Are Here. I was really struggling at the time and that was such a kind gesture that I’ve literally thought of every day since. 💞
    This year, I’d love to have a copy of The Book of Dust. I’m a big His Dark Materials fan and I’ve been dying to read it. Here’s my link – I live in Germany, by the way, and hope to find a few Europeans to buy books for in return!

    (Looks like it’s already on its way! ~ Jenny)

  96. The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel

    (Looks like an excellent book but you linked to the book instead of the wishlist. Can you do it again? ~ Jenny)

  97. “its way” sorry Becky!

  98. 99
    Jamie Tickel

    It’s been a rough couple years. I would love to have an escape from reality for a bit. Here’s the link to my list:

    (Looks like it’s on its way! ~ Jenny)

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    Vickie Shields
    This is amazing! I can’t wait to find one to buy for someone! Especially kids!!
    Laissez les bons temps roule y’all and Happy Mardi Gras!

    (Looks like it’s on its way! ~ Jenny)

  100. I love this idea!

    (It won’t let me send anything kindle. Can you delete and add something physical instead? Also, that book doesn’t come out until Halloween. Just FYI. 🙂 ~ Jenny)


    Here’s my link:

    And I’m off to treat someone else too!

  102. oh joy, my favourite holiday!!! I am in germany so it’s but just in case here is my list now off to buy some books and make people happy. This is the best thing ever!

  103. Would love to be surprised with any of the books on this list – but especially any of Jenny Lawson’s books. I’m trying to move away from using my kindle to read as much so paperback or hardcover preferred.

    (I think you forgot to add your list. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  104. danhoneybun #72 – Your book is on the way!

  105. I would really like this book about Asperger’s Syndrome.
    If you can help, thank you

    (Looks like it’s on its way! ~ Jenny)

  106. I love this day!

    (Book is on the way! ~ Jenny)

  107. Would love to be surprised with any of the books on this list – but especially any of Jenny Lawson’s books. I’m trying to move away from using my kindle to read as much so paperback or hardcover preferred.

    (Just sent you Furiously Happy! ~Jenny)

  108. My favorite day of the year!! I’m currently reading “You Are Here” and would love to read “And I Still Rise: A Book of Poems” next.

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

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    Shannan Powell

    Booksgiving is the bestest day!

    (Someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  110. i am looking for a little art help to escape from my crazy.

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  111. Gonna throw my wishlist up. Also, my birthday is 3/13, so that’s coming up! Thanks in advance to anyone who buys ANYBODY a book, this is a great surprise!

    (Sent you a book! ~ Jenny)

  112. This is coming at the perfect time for me. I’m struggling and being put in a bad circumstance (but I am safe). I need a reminder that I do have power over me.

    (Someone beat me to it. Sending you love. Stay safe. ~ Jenny)

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    Anne Zavalick

    I love Booksgiving! I was recently recovering from a pretty major surgery and I had some friends randomly send me books and coloring books and it was awesome! Already ordered a book for someone on the list here and that made me very happy.

  114. When my husband was at MD Anderson in Houston, I was reading “Furiously Happy”–and laughing out loud (which gets some strange looks in a quiet cancer center). I would love “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” (which would actually also be an appropriate title for the situation–Kindle version would be great). Just picked up your other book a week ago and am looking forward to some coloring. Thank you! (And thank you for your interview on The Hilarious World of Depression).

    (It wouldn’t let me buy the kindle version so I sent you the paperback version. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  115. I need some laughs and think Mamrie Hart’s new book could sale help

    (Looks like someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  116. This is such a cool idea! I feel so lucky to have found your books Jenny, I recommend them to everyone I see!

    Can’t wait to send some books!

    (Looks like it’s on its way! ~ Jenny)

  117. This book has been on my Wish List since I read Murakami’s Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World several years ago!


    (Looks like it’s on its way! ~ Jenny)

  118. This is an amazing idea…love it and can’t wait to pay it forward!

    Thank you!

    (Looks like it’s on its way! ~ Jenny)

  119. Commenter 60.. on its way!

  120. Commenter 60..on it’s way!

  121. It’s the most wonderful day of the year! Thank you!

    (Someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  122. @nightoatsblog your book is on its way. Enjoy!

  123. Commenter 60..on it’s way!

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    Joy Pearson

    I participated for the first time last year and ended up making an emotional video of myself sobbing from all the amazing books I received. I’ve already purchased some books to give to others, here’s my list just in case anyone is feeling a little generous.

    I freaking love this holiday <3

    (Just sent you a book! ~ Jenny)


    I would love to read So You Want to Talk About Race.

    (Already on its way! ~ Jenny)

  126. Yay! My favorite time of year!

    Here’s my link:

    (Sent! ~ Jenny)


    (Looks like a book is on the way! ~ Jenny)

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    Kay Kay from Sequim

    You are beautiful. You make us more beautiful, too, by association.
    I am blessed because I own my own used bookstore and I’m surrounded by books every day, all day. I don’t need any books today and I have all of yours. But it warmed my heart to read this post and to play a bit of fairy-book-godmother and order for someone else.
    Did I tell you how brilliant you are? You Are!

  129. Jenny, you are amazing! I love your books! Especially listening to you read them. I would love a book!

    I’ve spent the last 6 months recovering from a mental breakdown. I love Jenny, her blog, what she has to say. This book exchange is so wonderful.

    (Looks like it’s on its way. Sending you love. ~ Jenny)

  131. if i have to choose between the zillion books i want to read right now, it would be this one. i need to get lost in something historic and romantic.

  132. @ Paige F. Laine – your books are on their way!! 😀

  133. I’ve been eyeing this book but haven’t had the $ to get it…. because life.

  134. Confessions of a Domestic Failure! To get me through the roughest time ever and find my laugh
    Thank you!!

  135. This booksgiving I could really use something small. Feeling like I’m drowning lately

    (I tried to buy your book but you don’t have a shipping address yet. Can you add it? ~ Jenny)

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    Kirsten #177, your book is on the way!

  137. I’ve been sober for 5.5 years and am doing well overall, but I really need to get my focus back on my recovery. This would be a big help towards that, should anyone feel inclined:

    (Good for you! And it looks like your book is already on the way! ~ Jenny)

    Thomas (MJ) recently posted In Which I Had to Promise Not to Execute Any More Heretics.

  138. I love Booksgiving! Thank you so much Jenny. I’ve done my purchase for another– so fun! I put three cookbooks on my list. Several of my immediate family are going through such stressful times and the best thing I know to do is to cook for them. I don’t want more than my share, though. If there’s only two books on my list than just know that I am the happy recipient of all that I need 🙂

  139. margchat enjoy your book.

  140. OMG. I love that you consistently bring humor and hope to dark moments. Booksgiving has to be the best idea for a holiday ever. I’m fairly certain sending books to random strangers is actually the first step to world peace. Also, I’d comment more often if auto correct was not convinced my name is Tardis.

    (Looks like your book is on the way, Tardis! 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  141. This is a great idea. Here is my list.

    (This took me to my own wishlist. Can you try again? ~ Jenny)

  142. Hi! I really need this book for my dissertation chapter, as I am a poor graduate student. Thank you so much!

    Hi. Check out this list:

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  143. I love booksgiving!!! Thank you for doing this, Jenny!


    Off to send someone a book!

    (Someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  145. Here is the book I need. It is Brad Meltzers new book. Love his writing and need some happy. Please and thank you!

    (Looks like it’s on the way already! ~ Jenny)

  146. I am so excited! I love this holiday! Canadian here 🙂

  147. I’m so happy you’re doing this again, Jenny! Booksgiving is such an awesome idea (thank you)! 🙂
    I remember reading “A Wrinkle in Time” (many) years ago in school… and I’d love to read it again and then pass it on to my book-loving daughter!

    Now off to shop for one of you! 🙂

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  148. Best day of the year! I think I’ve been subconsciously keeping this wish list just for today! Can’t wait to surprise someone too!!!

    (Looks like a book is on its way! ~ Jenny)

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    Shannon White

    This is such a great idea, Jenny! Thank you so much for promoting this! I don’t know why I feel ashamed to put my’need’ on here, but we’re really struggling right now and it is all I can do to restrain myself from buying this book. Oh, trust me – it’s odd that I will not mind AT ALL to get someone else a Book because that is kindness, but to get this book for myself…I just can’t make the splurge! But I need this book so I can embark on an awesome, yet very confusing series I already own. This BOOK I NEED is the companion that helps you keep it all straight, so I really do need it. The book is
    The World of Ice and Fire (The Untold History of Westeros and The Game of Thrones) by George R.R. Martin
    My list is “A Book I Need” under Shannon White,
    Thank you so very much!

    (Can you comment again and link to your wishlist? Thanks! ~ Jenny)

  150. Happy Booksgiving!

    I’ve heard “The Last Black Unicorn” is hilarious, and funny books are my favorite:

    (Looks like it’s on the way. Also, I’m adding that book to my own to-read list. ~ Jenny)

  151. This is the very best holiday! I’ve loved sending books in the past, but this is my first time requesting a book!

    I was so excited to get ‘So You Want to Talk About Race’ by Ijeoma Oluo from the library right when it came out. Then some personal stuff come up, leaving me to return without finishing. Now the waitlist is several months long (ahh!) Would love to be able to finish the book and loan it to friends and family, as it is a truly incredible source for recognizing and examining privilege and taking action for a just and equitable future. Thank you!

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  152. Sara and Elizabeth, enjoy your books.

    If someone wants to gift me one, here’s mine

    (Someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  153. @#66 Hobbes your book is on it’s way. <3 watch out for aliens….

  154. Ashley, good luck on your dissertation. Hope the book helps!

  155. @Alyssa #85 enjoy your book!

  156. I participated last year but unfortunately this year I am unable to send anything but good wishes. I lost my job 7 months due to my mental health taking a massive dip. I’m a work in progress and getting better slowly but I’m having a hard week and I’d love a pick me up. This year my list is here:

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  157. Love Booksgiving! Kate in Alabama, your copy of Brave Enough is on its way.

  158. Hi. Check out this list:

    I’m looking for the book Hyperbole and a Half. I’m dealing with depression issues and saw her comic and maybe this will be the thing that makes me laugh and start feeling human again.

    (I love that book. Looks like it’s already on the way! ~ Jenny)

  159. Hello from Canada! I would like “Auto Fiction” by Hitomi Kanehara. I only have her first book, and haven’t been able to find this one anywhere else!

  160. SUPER EXCITED FOR THIS AGAIN GUYS!!!! Can’t explain the joy i get from sending people across the world books! <3

    (Adding a note here that you’re from New South Wales. I was going to buy you The Hobbit but shipping was more expensive than the book. ~ Jenny)

  161. This changed my life last year. Seriously. Too much to explain how it made a difference, but it really did. SO grateful to this community for their kindness last year.

    I’ll be off buying books for other folks in just a moment (that really is THE BEST BIT of booksgiving), but I’ll leave this here in the meantime, just in case there’s a fellow guitar player and enthusiast out there who is all “This book is awesome, you need to read this”.

    Happy Booksgiving everyone!!

    (Just making a note here that you’re from the UK so we can best match people. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

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    Shannon White

    I guess I was supposed to leave a link but it took me a while to figure that out so hopefully this is correct:

    (This is a link to the book but you need to put a link to your wishlist. Can you try again? ~ Jenny)

  163. Winters are so difficult to get through. Booksgiving is perfect timing to help people feel special and get away to a fun place. Here’s my list, and can’t wait to pass it along to someone else as well.

    (Looks like it’s on its way! ~ Jenny)

  164. Hello
    Here is my list if someone wants to help me out. I will also go buy books.
    Hi. Check out this list:

    (Just putting a note here that you’re from Canada. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  165. I’d seriously love this book (annotated alice in wonderland): Thank you!!!

    (I tried to send it but it’s from a third party so you they won’t ship to a wishlist address. Can you try it again with one on prime? ~ Jenny)

  166. Thank you for doing this! below is my wish list. I will be sending some out as well

    (Just adding a note that you’re in Canada. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  167. Becky Caldwell your book is on it’s way!

  168. Thank you Jenny!!!!

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  169. Thank you sooo much for all the beautiful hwlp and love!!
    Hi. Check out this list:

    (Adding a note that you’re from Canada. ~ Jenny)

  170. Thank you sooo much for all the beautiful help and love!! I will help too

  171. This is amazing!

  172. @Jamila. Tried to gift you the book but Amazon wouldn’t let me. Got this message:
    “We’re sorry. This item can’t be shipped to a Wish List or gift registry address.”
    Evidently a gift list book can’t be sent from a 3rd party seller.

  173. I LOVE booksgiving! Here is the book I am most wishing for this year.

  174. Latitude and Elisa, enjoy your books! Thank you Jenny, for existing!

  175. REK981 (comment 145) – your Harry Potter book is on it’s way!

  176. I love every book that you write! You make my life so much more enjoyable!

  177. This is my favorite holiday. Can it replace Valentines Day?

    (Book coming your way! ~ Jenny)

  178. becky #132…you didn’t include your address in your wishlist. I want to send you your book! <3

  179. My favorite holiday! I have heard such good things about this author, I desperately need an escape from life right now.

    (I think you forgot to add your wishlist. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  180. Hey, tribe.
    this has actually been sitting in my wish list for a while. It’d berad to get it, finally. I’ve been in QUITE a place, lately, and hope this book will help me out. I just can’t bring myself to buy it for myself. I keep using it as an “earned incentive”, but I continue to move the line. Sigh…
    ANYWHO, here’s my list.

    (Looks like it’s already on its way! ~ Jenny)

  181. I love Booksgiving. My bank account is a little emptier but my heart is full. Thank you, Jenny, for starting this tradition.

  182. Ahhh I love this time a year 😁 here is my list. off to look at other people’s lists 🙂

    (Looks like it’s on its way! ~ Jenny)

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    Jenny Marie

    Happy Booksgiving! Here is my wish list:
    Now off to see what others are in want/need of!

  184. Sorry, posted an incorrect link… Here’s mine

    So excited that I actually get to give back this year!

  185. I’d love a book, and my son asked for a book as well. I’d love to receive You Are Here, and he asked for Hyperbole and a Half.

    A Book I’d Love

    (Can you add your shipping address? ~ Jenny)

  186. Thanks for the love. Includes a Goosebumps for my kiddo. You all make me so happy.

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  187. Oh my goodness! I love this idea! I would super duper love the annotated alice in wonderland. Here’s the linkie:

  188. Happy Booksgiving to you alll and may all your Booksgiving dreams come true! \o/

    (Can you go back and add a shipping address? ~ Jenny)

  189. Wow. Never done this before. But life is so overwhelming, I am struggling to remember how to breathe, let alone survive right now, so figured I would post! Hopefully this works, sorry if it doesn’t, I’m not very technologically inclined…

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  190. I would love a new book! I haven’t had a good escape in a long time!! Jenny I would love a furiously happy if you still have one left, or a let’s pretend this never happened. That book changed my life.

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  191. Happy book flood! I had this on preorder but had to cancel it because things were tough when it came out. Hope the book fairy visits me!

    (I don’t see your list but I’m hoping it’s just because it was already filled and you deleted it. ~ Jenny)

  192. Jamie (the Human) #181, it’s on its way. 🙂

  193. I listed You Are Here and a couple coloring books. I couldn’t decide. But I will delete the others once someone picks a book, I’ll be keeping my eye out.

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    Jenny Marie

    I got so excited I hit send before realizing I didn’t completely follow directions! 🙂 The book I’d like is Before We Were Yours. I’m fascinated by true stories!

  195. Oops lol Jaime the Human looks like you have 2 copies on the way then 😂😂 share it with someone else who needs a copy too ❤️

  196. I love Booksgiving! This year, I’m not in a position to give, which makes me a little sad. I had such a blast gifting last year. This last month or so has been a struggle, and a book would warm my cold, dead heart.

    Next year, I am budgeting for Booksgiving early. Because it’s awesome! What better gift than a book?

    (Looks like it’s on the way. Excellent taste in books, btw. I miss her too. ~ Jenny)

    becomingcliche recently posted Possum Living: My Frisky Bitz Bring All the Cats to the Yard.

  197. Amber – your book is on the way! I love Maya Angelou, too.

  198. I would love a new book, and I would LOVE to have a copy of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. This would make me so happy and I need happiness in my life right now!!

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  199. Booksgiving! What a lovely idea!

    Salt to the Sea
    by Ruta Sepetys

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

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    Elizabeth H.

    This is my second favorite holiday (Christmas still wins but this is a close second!!!!) Just clicked through a few wishlists and sent out some book love as I don’t have enough bookish people in my life to spoil. Book mail is the best mail and booksgiving makes my heart so happy.

  201. the flu has hit our house hard this week. This would be amazing.

    (I can’t get your link to work? ~ Jenny)

  202. Nobody wanted to do secret santa last year, so…awesome!!

    You know how there’s just some things that you just never get to buying for yourself? This is mine. Ordered the kids three books yesterday, but the price dropped on this one since I added it and it still just…sits on my wishlist. Why am I like this?!

  203. Happy booksgiving! I just got my first ever job but I don’t get paid until the end of the month so I’ve been stuck eating ramen and watching whatever shows Hulu has to offer. I’m a real fan of cheesy horror books because they make life seem so easy in comparison. Hopefully I’ll be able to be the one giving next booksgiving! Happy holidays you beautiful weirdos.

    (The link doesn’t work? ~ Jenny)

  204. I made a promise that I wouldn’t buy another Jane Austen themed book, but there was never anything mentioned about someone else buying me a Jane Austen themed book.

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  205. I was able to buy for some last year. Not I’m a newly single mom and would just love a new book. ❤

    (Can you switch from a kindle version to a paperback? It won’t let me buy kindle stuff. ~ Jenny)

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    Shannon White

    Catherine Cooper and Tammy Eaton – Happy Booksgiving! Your book is on the way to each of you!
    Love and Hugs, cuz we all could use some!!

  207. While I know depression lies, February is a difficult month for me. I could use an escape from reality. Link:

    (I totally get it. And a book is on its way. ~ Jenny)

  208. April (#203) – your book is on the way! I couldn’t believe when I checked out and saw you were from Michigan too!

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    Carol Levin

    Marissa Martin your book is on its way!

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    KMia SvenssMiaon

    This is so awesome! Wish I could send some books myself. Here’s my list:
    I’m in Sweden)

  211. Thanks Jenny! I hope I did this right!

    Hi. Check out this list:

    (Looks like it’s already on the way! ~ Jenny)

  212. Greeting fellow book lovers ! I have been blessed enough to have both your books Jenny ! They have been a life saver too ! I am stuck here pretty much 24/7 due to too many damn health problems, so books are my only getaway ! Due to eyes and the option of increasing font size, I have to read on my kindle. I miss the smell of new book and being able to turn the pages…lol I am weird, I guess 🙂 My daughter and I have an on going list and it was so hard to narrow down ! But I chose 2 books and here is the list ! Thank you for looking and Happy BooksGiving !

    (I’m not sure how to buy something for someone else’s kindle list. When I try to buy something it puts it on my kindle. Maybe I’m doing it wrong. ~ Jenny)

  213. Here is my list:
    Off to see if I can buy a few for others!

    (Looks like it’s on its way! ~ Jenny)

  214. This would just make my day…

  215. Suffering from anexity myself I had an extremely amazing time reading and colouring ( you are here) and I wrote you an email but didn’t figure were to send it( I couldn’t find an email address in the blog 😐) .. I’m looking forward to read the two other books but I Won’t add a wish list as I live in Cairo Egypt and the shipping to here is expensive.. Thank you for the lovely idea and thank you for being you 😉

    (Thank you. 🙂 Ps. My email is ~ Jenny)

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    @Elizabeth #190, I think you need to add an address.

  217. Ivy in post 5: something is wrong with your link, is your delivery address missing?

  218. This day makes me so happy. I met one of my dearest friends through Booksgiving two years ago.

    (Sent you a book! ~ Jenny)

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    Sandra Hampson

    Ivy #5. Please add your address.

  220. 2nd year! I ❤️ This!
    One for me and one for my mini.

    (Looks like they’re on the way already! ~ Jenny)

  221. Tammy #187 – your book is on its way!

    I benefited from this last year and would love to do it again, but I am moving in a week and don’t want the chance messing with the mail. 🙁 Maybe next year!

  222. Yay booksgiving! I love buying books for others! I’m really bad at buying them for myself though! 😥

    I put two on my list, because they’re a series, and due to a fluke, I bought issue 8 and 9 before 7, and now I’m stuck! And I put Volume ten on there, because it’s the series end and I’d like to finish after waiting so long. I really love this series because it inspired me to follow my dream of being an art student, and I really relate to o e of the relationships one of the girls are in. It’s a beautifully illustrated book series, I’d recommend it to anyone! This book would definitely be welcome, since my recent decision to pursue college has put new stressors in my life and is making me reevaluate who and what belongs there. ❤

  223. I don’t have money right now to buy anyone a book, but I can definitely express my appreciation, love, and gratitude for all of the “book fairies” out there! 🙂 <3

  224. You Are Here. Thank you Jenny. This is great!

    Hi. Check out this list:

  225. Well I feel silly that this book has been on my “to read” list for YEARS and now I need to avoid a movie soon because I still haven’t read it!

    Hi. Check out this list:

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  226. I love reading about reading!

    (Can you add your shipping address? ~ Jenny)

  227. I really need an escape from life right now. I’m trying very hard to deal with a narcissist ex-husband who keeps trying to poison my five year old daughter against me. I can really use some laughs and I just love your work Jenny! Here’s my list, but I can’t get the hyperlink to work. Sigh. . .

    (Can you add your address? ~ Jenny)

  228. Laura Ulak, your book is on the way!

    Thanks for this. I’m crying, but in happy ways right now.

  229. I have wanted to do this for a long time. I’ve participated in the James Garfield Annual Christmas Miracle as a Buyer of Things, but never as a Poster of Lists. Here’s my book.

    Or maybe this is the right link. (It’s the same wish list. I’m just not sure how to tell people to get to it.)

    I love this.

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  230. Hi, I’m an overworked graduate student (social work) in need of an escape from all the studying… Booksgiving in the best! xoxox

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  231. I would love Let’s Pretend This Never Happened for my Kindle. It’s weird the Kindle edition is the most expensive. I bought Furiously Happy and can’t afford the first book right now to complete my collection. You are the best! thank you for being you!

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    Anon and on and on

    I have three books for my three kids. I’d add one for myself but I love reading their books just as much, so … Thanks so much. Booksgiving is the best!

    (Looks like they’re on the way already! ~ Jenny)

  233. @Becky – Looking for Nightingale by Kristin Hannah – please add your address to your list and I will be happy to send you this excellent book! 🙂

  234. Hi, I’m an overworked graduate student (social work) in need of an escape from all the studying… Booksgiving in the best! xoxox

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

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    Jenny Marie

    Amelia (#205) – I will always enable a Jane Austen enthusiast. You’ve got great taste! (And your book should be on its way!)

  236. Here’s my list! I’m in Canada, so it’s an list. Happy Booksgiving everyone! you’re all amazing and wonderful people.

    It’s “Unf*ck Your Habitat”. This is a book about how sometimes mental illness or other issues can stop you from creating a clean and organized space and how to make it better without making yourself more crazy.

  237. After 6 weeks of respiratory illness piled on top of Young Onset Parkinson’s (which is piling on the depression and anxiety), I am so tired…right now, this is the book I think I need most: The Well of Being: A Children’s Book for Adults…thank you Jenny for the laughter and courage…I need a role model for surviving and thriving in spite of everything in the worst way…

    Elizabeth Michelle

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  238. My favorite day 🙂 Here’s my list
    Now I’m off to try to find a few people with books on their list!

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  239. Suffering from anexity myself I had an extremely amazing time reading and colouring ( you are here) and I wrote you an email but couldn’t figure out where to send it as I couldn’t find an email in the blog 😐 I’m looking forward to read the two other books..
    Thank you for the lovely idea 😄

  240. I’d love this book if there are any Canadian’s looking to join the fun. Off to buy one for someone else.

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  241. If you can, I thank you very much:

    (Looks like Furiously Happy is on its way! ~ Jenny)

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    Erika Babins

    I live in Canada but would love to have a copy of You Are Here
    Happy Booksgiving everyone

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  243. I would love to join Booksgiving this time! I am a book junkie.

    Happy Reading!

    (Adding a note here that you’re in Canada. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  244. Aww! Thank you, Elizabeth!! (209) It’s funny; we’re not originally from Michigan. We moved here two years ago for my husband’s job. However, the book that I sent is going to a woman that lives in the neighboring town to the one that I grew up in in Florida! It really is a small world!

  245. cher, #238 – Your wish is my command! Enjoy your book and good luck with your studies!

  246. I am hopefully not posting twice! This is amazing. I’m so excited about Booksgiving. It’s better than Christmas! (Well, almost – less cookies… 🙂

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

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    Maria Norris

    Beautiful Jenny this is so wonderful, thank you! I’ve recently had a baby and struggled a lot with antenatal and postnatal anxiety. I dive into your books head first and they got me through sommuchin this new scary wonderful period in my life. So my book wish is for my beautiful baby girl, so she will grow up knowing that the world is beautiful and people are kind.

    Hello. Please take a look at this list:

    (Sending you so much love. And adding a note here that you’re in the UK so that another UK person can find you. ~ Jenny)

  248. Maria (#222) – I hope you and your mini enjoy your Binky adventure! Happy Booksgiving!

  249. Booksgiving is my new favorite holiday!

  250. Thanks! You are the best!

    (I can’t get your wishlist to work. Can you try again? ~ Jenny)

  251. Hi, Jenny!
    I would love to have my own copy of Furiously Happy. I’m from Brazil.
    Thank you for this!

  252. Booksgiiving made a big difference to me last year. I was so thrilled to get a copy of Ridiculously Happy and to be able to gift one of my favorite books to a stranger/friend.
    This year I’m requesting a Kindle edition of No One Cares About Crazy People, a fact I know first – hand. I’ve been wanting it since it was published, at $14.99, it was too expensive to buy for myself (cue mental block about thinking you don’t deserve to spend money on yourself when you’re obviously worthless), and my library doesn’t have it.

    (You are totally worth it. But I can’t figure out how to buy kindle copies for other people. I suck. ~ Jenny)

  253. This is the nicest thing I’ve ever heard about. I’ve loved reading your books, and I’m excited to send someone a book they really want!

    I’ve add Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward to my list. I’ve heard nothing but great things about this book.

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  254. Money’s tight because of medical bills, or I’d be buying everyone books. And I have Jenny’s books already, but this one, I feel like I need to read, but can’t afford…

    (Looks like it’s on the way already! ~ Jenny)

  255. Fixed my link. Thank you Jenny

    (Yay! Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  256. Oops.

    (This goes to the book but not your wishlist. Try again? ~ Jenny)

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    Christine Schlumpf

    Sometimes genius is mistaken for madness…just sayin’.

    Sent from my iPad


  258. I don’t think you can gift Kindle books this way – you have to know the person’s Kindle-linked email address to send as a gift.

    (Good to know. ~ Jenny)


    I would love a copy of Reaper Man. It was the first Pratchett book I ever read and I would love to have a copy. I miss laughing out loud in public.

    (Looks like it’s on the way. Love Pratchett, btw. ~ Jenny)

  260. This is such a great idea!! I’m in the uk and would love a copy of You Are Here

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  261. cassiepants1 (#250) Get ready for your book! 🙂 <3

  262. This is by far the best day ever. And really needed today. Thank you!

    Hopefully I did this right.
    Hi. Check out this list:

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  263. I love this! I have two books on my list, one for me and one for my daughter. I would be so grateful for either one. I’m going to see if I can send a book to someone as well. I think this is going to make my week! Thanks so much for even considering my list.

    (Looks like they’re on the way! ~ Jenny)

  264. Just a Master’s student trying to finish her thesis! This is my actual reading list, so all books are on here.

  265. This is the most amazing idea ever! My mother taught me how important literature is from a very young age! Thank you for starting this and for sharing your awesomeness!
    You are an inspiration 💕 keep writing ✍🏻 I too suffer from depression, so thank you! I need to buy all of your books! I didn’t realize you had 3!!
    A book I need

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  266. 2nd year doing this. Love you guys! Now go find your reading nook and read read read!!

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

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    Ashley Mally

    This is the best holiday ever! I am asking for a copy of a book that was recommended to me after reading all of YOUR books! Depression and other magic tricks. I also have a book in my list for my kids! they have read all the Dorothy must die books and now they really want the stories that go with the set!

  268. I think this is how to do this…
    Books are the best! Gift books are even better! Lovely idea and I’m so grateful you’ve created this group.

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

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    Dayna White

    I have been having a rough time lately so I need a good laugh. A friend recommended You’re Never Weird on the Internet.

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  270. Thank you to all the amazing book givers!! There is a book for me and my daughter.

  271. 276
    elizabeth kulinski

    @heather #208 – something special is flying your way this week!!!! <3

  272. Oh my goodness! I just had so much fun buying books for people 😀 I hope you all enjoy!!! Great idea Jenny ❤

  273. Taresa and Paige your books are on their way!! Ps I ❤️❤️ DW.

  274. I need to escape to Paris. Who doesn’t. I think this book will help me do just so!

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  275. Ok, so trying this again…😬 Hi. Check out this list:

    (Sent you a copy of Let’s Pretend. ~ Jenny)

  276. 281

    So, last August I had to have a total hysterectomy. I have been an emotional Rollercoaster ever since. Right after that my husband got laid off and started a job that was a significant pay cut. Needless to say with a 7 person family it has been rough. We are finally getting back on our feet. I would love to have a copy of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened to complete my Jenny Lawson collection. Thank you so much.

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  277. 282

    This is excellent! And the gif game is so strong!

    So grateful that Booksgiving is back again this year. I look forward to giving a book or two and hopefully receiving one as well. Ya’ll are my light in the darkness. Stay strong.

  279. Such an awesome idea! Do I have to give and receive Lawson books only? Am I allowed to trade my collection of nasal hairs taped to pieces of college-ruled paper?

    badparentingweb recently posted something that won major awards (probably), which means you should check it on out there:

    (You can ask for or give anything. No nasal hairs necessary unless you’re feeling generous and find someone with a fetish. ~ Jenny)

  280. I came back to buy a book for someone, and glad I did because I saw your note Jenny on my comment (#74) 🙂 My bad. I hope I did it right this time.

    (Book coming your way! ~ Jenny)

  281. I love this Holiday. If you have trouble with kindle my email address is . Thank you so much in advance.

  282. (how do you update your post to show that you added an address cause you’re bad at paying attention to directions?)

    Thank you. This is the best thing ever. Since James Garfield. Seriously.

    (That worked! I just sent you a book. ~ Jenny)

  283. It’s been a bit of a shitty year so far, and I could really use the escape. Between health issues, mental shenanigans, a friendship-roommateship falling apart, and grad school generally sucking, I need a bit of happy in my life. Thanks in advance!

    (I think people can’t buy kindle editions unless they have your kindle email. Can you change to a physical book? ~ Jenny)

  284. cornishcastle, thank you thank you thank you! 🙂

  285. #206 and anyone else with kindle request you have to post your email address in the message to receive books. I am a kindle reader so I would love to gift what I can to those in need.

  286. Elizabeth (#190) I tried to send you your wish but your address wasn’t linked. See if you can fix it so we can send you something!! 🙂

  287. @ Savannah 204 your link doesn’t seem to work

  288. I would love Jenny’s Let’s Pretend.Hi. Check out this list:

    (I can’t get it to work. Can you add it again? ~ Jenny)

  289. You people are FAST! I keep trying and either books are already sent, or the ones that aren’t are because people didn’t choose to enter their address. I’ve tried several and they would only come to me. Can ya’ll fix that so we can send you books?

  290. Favorite day of the year! Now off to pay it forward and BUY SOME AWESOME PEOPLE SOME BOOKS!

  291. Woohoo! My book is The Little Prince:

    Hi. Check out this list:

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  292. I already own and love all your books! Here’s a book I must have

  293. Jenny you and your readers are awesome. I would love a book for my girls. They are 3 and 6 and I want them to grow up to love the world, thus science books!

  294. 299
    Leslie Busby

    Hopefully this will work… I would be very very grateful if someone could help me out with this one.

    Hi. Check out this list:

  295. OOPS. I accidentally posted the link to my permanent (very long) list of wanted books. I have now deleted all except for one each for my husband and I. I apologize for looking greedy.

    Wow–would love to have this book. My wife is a Bloggess fan and reads a lot of Jenny’s posts out loud to me, so I’m a fan, too. She asked for a book and also bought one for someone, and I’d like to do the same. Thanks a lot!

  297. My favorite holiday <3

    Happy Booksgiving Everyone!

  298. If there’s anyone from Australia, please “like” this post and I’ll search for your list 🙂

  299. Thanks. Ŵould ❤ Let’s Pretend.
    Hi. Check out this list:

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  300. here is my one book I would love..

    I’m sending Misty of Chincoteague plus some other well loved children’s books to a friend in Kentucky because she made me some amazing candy and she’s never read that book, and I want to instill the horse crazy in a child (I don’t have kids, but I need to pass on some of my crazy non genetically)

    (Looks like it’s on the way already! ~ Jenny)

  301. I love this. A book has been sent. A few people’s link’s don’t have shipping addresses – make sure you add one!


    Love this! Jenny, your books helped me so much through difficult times in my life. 🙂

    Crystal 186 and Elizabeth 190 – I don’t think you have shipping addresses in your lists.

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  303. I have been having a really tough time starting this year out and am having a hard time seeing the light past the cloud hanging over me. Books are my escape and I have been wanting to read Neil Gaimon’s American Gods since the Starz adaption. I would so appreciate anyone that is able to help. Thank you and Happy Booksgiving!

    (Sending you love. Also, I love that book. Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  304. I can’t tell if this worked when I tried to post before…

    Thank you, Jenny! I love this. Your books have been so helpful to me!

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  305. KINDLE BOOK REQUESTERS – you need to either provide your email address in the post or in the notes of the book list place your email address.


    This is so amazing!! And what a beautiful thing, to give a book to a stranger and just let them know that they’re loved and not alone.
    Jenny, you make the world a better place.

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  307. This year has gotten off to a crappy start, and this would be truly appreciated:

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  308. Melissa S 308 – your book is on its way! 🙂

  309. #197 Your book is on the way!

  310. 315
    Tenille Reichert

    I LOVE this! Struggling to find moments of joy in the dead of winter here.
    Some Laini Taylor would help cheer me up and the only one I haven’t read is Blackbringer (Dreamdark)

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  311. I love booksgiving!!

    (Looks like someone beat me to it! ~Jenny)

  312. This might be the most awesomest thing I’ve seen. This makes me even extra happy I’ve recently discovered your delightful craziness that makes me feel less alone!!! I own both audio and print of Furiously Happy, audio of Let’s Pretend this Never Happened (currently listening to it, & still need to own that print), but I’d LOVE You Are Here for general life purposes and for vacation coming up – it seems like something that I could definitely use! 🙂 Now I’m off to see if I can buy one for someone else! The few I clicked on were already taken. Woo-hoo for the book giving going on!

    A Book I Need 🙂
    (Hopefully that all works okay!)

    (Looks like it’s on its way! ~Jenny)

  313. 318
    Shannon White

    I don’t know how to get this link to post so I’m going to try again…(3rdtimes the charm!!)

    (Crap. I still can’t get it to work. ~ Jenny)

  314. How can we tell “Ivy” she needs to include her address with her wishlist?

  315. Hey Leah, #298, your book is on the way! This is the best day ever.

  316. This day makes me warm and fuzzy inside, here is my request for a bit of space to lighten my day:
    And now I’m off to see if I can make someone else’s day happy. 🙂

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  317. Oh jeez my link was broken! Sorry

  318. 323
    Alexandra B.

    This is my first Booksgiving! I already got to play book fairy for someone else, and that’s honestly the highlight of my week. I love surprising people, so thanks to Jenny for continuing this tradition! (And for just being a general beacon of hilarious light to so many of us suffering from mental health issues. Really, I can’t say thank you enough.) I just started grad school, which has been a difficult journey due to my severe anxiety and bits of remaining depression. I would appreciate a good escape now and then in the form of some short stories. Thank you and a million hugs (or a handshake if hugs aren’t your thing) to whomever might buy this book for me. Y’all are truly special.

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  319. This is the BEST IDEA EVER! Thank you and paying it forward now.

    Jenny – I love your blog. I almost even bought myself a Beyonce of my own.

  320. I put a book I need for a course I’m wanting to take (I applied for a scholarship and am saving up money for it in case the scholarship doesn’t come through). There are a few books for the course as well as other expenses and this would be a huge help plus an emotional boost while I wait to see if the scholarship comes through.

    I also added a book for my son. He loves Harry Potter and got the 1st illustrated book for the holidays (he can’t read yet) and is looking forward to seeing pictures of his favorite movie character Dobby in book 2. I’d be happy if this was the only one we got for this special gift giving holiday – if you want to give but feel torn on which to get.
    Thank you so much.

    (Looks like they’re on the way! ~ Jenny)

  321. @cornishcastle ACK! i knew i forgot something! i added my address to my list. 🙂

  322. 273 your book is on its way <3 your up comment neighbor #272

  323. 329
    Amy Kristine

    Holy cow! Every wish list I’ve checked has already been fulfilled!! That’s so amazing! I’ll keep looking!

  324. My list!

    This year I can actually buy things for other people! I’m so excited! i got two wonderful books last year from amazing souls.

    anxietysnowflake recently posted Depression: Bedroom Edition.

  325. Jennie of comment 69, your book is coming!

  326. This makes me so happy! Off to booksgive to someone (Is that a verb? If not, it is now! Blam!) as soon as I’m done typing this.

    I literally just found out that my grandma died as I was reading this post, and weirdly, maybe, reading about death helps me process it, so I would love a copy of Caitlin Doughty’s From Here to Eternity, which looks at different cultures’ approaches to treating the dead with dignity. If I’m gonna have to grapple with mortality this week, I might as well do it armed with books!

    (I’m so sorry. Sending you love. That book is amazing and it looks like someone has already sent it to you. ~ Jenny)

  327. Thank you so much Kelly #320. The girls will be over the moon!

  328. I completely need something to keep my mind occupied in the times when all I can do is think about things I can’t control or change. Love, love this idea!

    (Looks like it’s already on the way! ~ Jenny)

  329. I’ve been letting depression get the best of me this week and could definitely use a pick-me-up. I don’t really read many physical books anymore, so I put an eBook on my list and included my Kindle email address in the notes.

    Thank you, Jenny, for organizing this. It feels good to give a book or two and help someone else out as well as the potential of receiving a book. You have the best ideas!

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  330. I love this! Buying a few books and sharing my list… my favorite book for me and a space book for my daughter.

    (I can’t get the link to work? ~ Jenny)

  331. Hey Brittny – number 130 – your book is on it’s way!

  332. It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

    Some good escapism is definitely needed right now! I’ve heard great things about this series and haven’t gotten around to picking the first book up yet.

    Now off to find some open lists!

    (This is a kindle edition so can you go back and add your kindle email address in the notes of the wishlist? ~ Jenny)

  333. Struggling with my request for a Kindle ebook. Thanks for pointing it out.
    The book I requested is No One Cares About Crazy People.
    Original post is #256

  334. my wishlist:

    I’ve been dying to read Janny’s bookl, You Are Here: An Owner’s Manual for Dangerous Minds!

    I live in NM, and now I’m off to spread the joy and love of books!

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  335. @329 enjoy one of my all time favorites!

  336. Wow. I am NOT good at following directions. Here’s an update with (hopefully) my address added! THANK YOU!

  337. Brandy 317, your book is on its way!

  338. I’ve requested “Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley”, by Emily Chang – I’m in New Zealand, but this is the Kindle edition! Link to my list…
    Thank you!!

    (Can you go in and add your kindle email in the notes of the wishlist? ~ Jenny)

  339. This is awesome! Here is mine.

    (I can’t get your link to work. ~ Jenny)

  340. 346
    Katie Sullivan

    Hello!! Would love a copy of Everless for me (and then to share with my YA book club!) I’ve been struggling with winter blues and a sick doggo. <3

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  341. Ummaro (312) your book is on the way! xoxo

  342. 315 (Laini Taylor is A.MAY.ZING) & 316 – your books are on your way! 🙂 I hope they bring some happiness your way!!! 🙂

  343. Looking for links with kids books to buy someone!!

  344. In a big transition here and this book could really help me with it —
    Your Messy Brilliance: 7 Tools for the Perfectly Imperfect Woman 🙂

    My thanks in advance! <3

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  345. Nicole (comment 113), Thomas (comment 138), and karmicallyscripted (comment 281) – your books are on the way! Enjoy!! 😀

  346. I would love Let’s Pretend it Never Happened

    (I think you forgot to add your wishlist. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  347. Leigh H., # 267 – Happy Reading! Your books are on the way.

  348. yay! here is the list for my kids and I! I dont own a copy of furiously happy! and my kids LOVE to read and would love these books they are 12 and 3 and LOVE to read!

  349. Messed up the first time, trying again:

    (Looks like it worked! ~ Jenny)

  350. Satin #340 your book is on the way!

  351. Liz (#334) Your book is on the way! I have it too, and love, love, love it.

  352. 358
    Tristan Poindexter

    I didn’t know this was a thing, thank you so much for hosting an event like this, Jenny! I’ve been struggling with my mental health a lot this year and something like this really helps. Id love to get a copy of “My Best Friend’s Exorcism” because it seems like the perfect campy, 80s horror-style read to take my mind off things for a while. Thank you so much! ❤️

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  353. Damn, i can’t think of a book i need right now…. probably a good thing because i’m in a depression and nothing is fun right now, can’t concentrate to read anyway. Sadness. The last book i desperately wanted i got for myself with last year’s B&N gift card.

    I’m glad ya’ll are having so much fun with Booksgiving!!!!!!

    (You are not alone, my friend. Sending love. ~ Jenny)

  354. Yay for Booksgiving! After seeing a Ted Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie I was so inspired by her story and have wanted to read one of her books since!
    I would love to read any of her books:

    Ted Talk:

  355. Kate Sullivan your book is on the way. From one Sullivan to another, enjoy. Hope your pup feels better soon.

  356. Books are my favorite!!!

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  357. Oh and i had 5 1/2 hrs of neurocognitivepsych testing today. All i want is ice cream!!!!!

  358. My first Booksgiving! What a great idea! Would to read You Area Here. Loved Furiously Happy. Here’s my link:

    Now off to find an open list!

    (Looks like it’s already on the way! ~ Jenny)

  359. Sue #338 I would love to gift you that book for escapism. I’ve heard good things about it but for kindle you either need to provide your email address here or in the notes of the wish list.

  360. Jenny, I love your books and sense of humor. Books rock! I love the idea of Booksgiving and I want to join in. I would really love this book and it would give me a reason to smile again.

    (Looks like it’s already on the way! ~ Jenny)

  361. I added one for me and one for my daughter. Either one would be lovely.
    Thank you! Happy Booksgiving!

    (Looks like they’re on the way! ~ Jenny)

  362. Love this! I’m in the final stretch of college and having something not required to read would really be amazing. And The Unwomanly Face of War is something i’ve been really wanting to read for a while. 🙂

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  363. 369
    Amber Lafrance

    You are beyond amazing! Because of this, not only was I able to give some really cool books, bt received one as well. I have all your books, love them and you to pieces. All the good and not so good ones. Its been a hell of a few weeks for me, just getting through finding out I have 2 more rare spinal conditions, and apparently they’ve never seen this happen before. Its bad enough I win Twister just by walking in the room. But it just makes me stronger, or shorter, or both.
    Thank you again for the amazeballs unicorntasticness you bring every day

  364. I have a very large ‘to be read’ shelf. So this book would be for my son. He has been saving up to buy the Gravity Falls Journal 3 from B&N where it is $20. He saved for months. (His allowance is tied to him actually doing chores. Yeah, I’m that kind of monster….) Anyway, one of his friends was having a birthday party and instead of gifts, he asked for donations to a charity that helps children born with a club-foot get it repaired. My son gave that charity ALL of his money. He had finally earned enough to buy his book and we were going to go to the store after the party and he just shrugged it off saying he thought the charity was ‘more important’. (Cue the tears, y’all!) I must be doing something right and he deserves to be rewarded for realizing that his hard work can be put towards something greater than himself. Did I mention he’s only 8? Most adults still aren’t there yet!
    Anyway, here’s the link and thank you in advance:

    (I love him. And looks like it’s already on the way. ~ Jenny)

  365. I can’t begin to tell you how much I love booksgiving and how much joy it has brought me before..
    At the moment i’m in the middle of EMDR sessions, therapy twice a week and I joined a grief after sucicide support group.
    Probably is all going to help me in some way, some day, but MAN is it fucking hard and upsetting and horrific…

    Books, even if I have the focus of a 2 year old on a sugar high, a life saviours, really..

    Anyway who would be willing to give me one…I love you.
    I do live in the Netherlands, so if you find postage to high and decide to pick someone else; I love you too.

    I love this place.
    xxxx Tamar

    (I’m sending you so much love. I wish it wasn’t so expensive to ship to the Netherlands because I would totally send you a book. ~ Jenny)

  366. I didnt realize it was so hard to send kindle books. Im sorry ! Ms Jenny, can you just delete my post ? I looked and mine isnt available in large print and hers is too much for a paperback ! Thank you ! #214

    (Actually, smarter people than me pointed out that you can buy a kindle book if you have the persons email so go back into your wishlist and put your kindle email address in the notes. ~ Jenny)

  367. I don’t need any books because I’m a compulsive used book buyer and have more that I’ll probably finish in my lifetime. But am digging The Faithful and the Fallen series by John Gwynn in case anyone is looking for recommendations.

  368. I’m asking for the Penguin Book of the Undead

  369. Yay! One of my favorite holidays! I had Baking with Julia but it got lost in a move and I really miss it. Yes, I’m one of those people who actually reads cookbooks.

  370. […] via The Third Annual Booksgiving — The Bloggess […]

  371. Love booksgiving!!! I promise to come back on Friday to pay it forward if there is someone who has gone unfulfilled.

    Hi. Check out this list:

  372. I’m having a really rough month with finances. Already lol. I would love a book to take my mind off of all the financial crap swirling in my brain right now. I have picked one book for me and I have two kids, a 2 year old daughter and a 7 year old son. If you’d like to get them a book I put one on for each. I sing Forever Young to my daughter all the time and I’ve been eyeing the book up for her for a while and it seems I’ve raised an Obama loving 7 year old son. Doesn’t get that from mom or anything. I know he would adore the Of Thee I Sing book. Thank you so much! So very grateful for seeing this today!



  373. December #325…happy reading! 🙂

  374. I love this holiday and I’ve been waiting too long to say yes to this book.

  375. This is awesome. Thank you.

  376. Anna (# 332) – sending hugs and a book your way!

    Here’s my kiddo’s book request – he’s 5 and LOVES experiments…and especially loves when he gets mail. 🙂

  377. Momma at #183. Your book is on its way!!

  378. Amanda Jean in CA. Book is on its way. Happy Booksgiving!

  379. Oh how I love Booksgiving! Although I have a really hard time picking out books for myself, I’ve had my eye on Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick forever. I’ve also included Wonder for my little dude, but honestly would be happy to just get that for him and not for me.

    I’m in Canada as well. Happy Booksgiving everyone!

  380. 387
    Charlynn White

    Y’all. I love this so much! I can’t stop buying books for people!! #furiouslyhappy THANK YOU, JENNY!!!

  381. Julie #214/372 please go into the notes of our wishlist and add your email address and I will send those books to you and your daughter

  382. I would love this one book…. about my hero

  383. Anna (#332) – sending hugs and a book your way!

    Here’s my kiddo’s list – he loves science experiments and getting things in the mail!


    Many thanks friends

  385. RaeAnn. Hope your kiddo enjoys the book on the way! Happy Booksgiving

  386. Love this! Adding my request here:

  387. Nicole (#231) I think you need to link your address!

  388. I’d absolutely love Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton. I’m trying to read as much non-fiction as humanly possible at the moment with a view to writing a book (I’ve also devoured everything of Jenny’s twice!). The advice is always to read as much as you can. But this has only just come out and my local library couldn’t tell me if or when it might come in. I’m in the UK 🙂

  389. 396
    Amy Holliday

    This is all SUPER DUPER sweet, and I am taken aback by the amount of people that love reading as much as I do. This book is for my friend Heidi, who lives in Australia. She has battled depression for the last few years and has found Let’s Pretend This Never Happened to be a significant source of joy. It has even inspired her to write a memoir of her own. Unfortunately, I am a student, and as such cannot afford to purchase this for her, but I know she would love to have it when she comes home in April. You are all so lovely and I am elated to see all of the support that takes place in this forum. xoxoxox

  390. Oh man, I LOVE this idea! Here’s my link:
    Now I’m off to pick someone to surprise myself! 😀

  391. Hello
    Here is my list if someone wants to help me out. I will also go buy books.
    Hi. Check out this list:

  392. Thanks, Kelly #353!! I’m so excited–I really appreciate it! You brightened my day.

  393. Any Canadian parents with kid lists? I have sent a few books to adults but would love to kid spoil 🙂 Jenny, I thank you for doing this each year. It has made an impact on myself and countless others no doubt. Depression Lies but love doesn’t!

    Sending love to one and all!

  394. Nicole (#231) I think you need to link your address to your list!

  395. I don’t know if I did this right… Thank you in advance

  396. I’m not sure if I have done this correctly 🙂
    And I’m in New Zealand so I don’t know if this works for us either????

  397. As a teacher, this is one of the best days of the year! Two years ago you were all able to help me with a variety of books about students who are struggling with their gender and middle school. Not only did I read the books, but so did a large number of my colleagues and eventually many students.

    This year I have books that are diverse and high interest for my students on the list. And a book for me as well! Thank you all for the joy of today! For being a giver and for being open to a gift. We need more of this!

  398. I’m dealing with a divorce and having a hard time. Thanks for considering me. My email is

  399. I’m in the hospital again and could use some love. 🙁

  400. I hope I get this link right. There is a book for me and one for my son. Thank you in advance to anyone who looks at/buys the book!

  401. I put two books on my list, because the one I really want won’t be released until next month, so I listed two. For options:

    Thank you! Off to buy someone else a book…

  402. Hannah (#30)…your book is on its way! Enjoy!

  403. 410
    Vickie Shields

    Ly G #298 Your second book is on it’s way to your girls! Hug them for me as you read it to them! This made my day!!!!

  404. Tiffany at #370 – hope your son enjoys the book!

  405. Oops Sorry! I just added my address!

  406. 413
    Coriander Rainbeaux

    To Jessica #397 –
    Happiest of Booksgivings to you!
    From Coriander

  407. I would like to help family get books that they would like to read! I added a book my mom had on her christmas list that she didnt get. I also added books to the list for my little sisters. I also added one for me. That you Jenny this is such a cool idea!

  408. Vanessa, 366, Enjoy your book 🙂

  409. Vickie thank you. I will! Reading with them is like the best thing ever. #410

  410. This is the best holiday ever! I would love to read “You Are Here.”

    Now I need to purchase a Booksgiving book for someone else 🙂

  411. My introverted self often struggles with the reality I am facing. This book sounds like a fascinating exploration of how one creates their reality. I love the idea of Booksgiving. Thank you everyone!

  412. THANK YOU, JENNY! And to whoever bought the science experiment book for my Ro, THANK YOU, TOO!

  413. Cassiepant #250 Enjoy your book!

  414. Hey y’all – so, my daughter who is a lovely young lady, just moved halfway across the country from where she was living (a tiny little town) and had to part from her best friend/boyfriend and is, understandably, pretty down.

    There are 2 books on the list because I couldn’t decide which she needs more but just choose ONE if you choose to ‘booksgiving’ her.

    I’m asking y’all because she’s feeling pretty alone in the world and having Mom’s support is one thing, knowing that there are good people who care out in the world is another.

    Thanks for sharing the love.

  415. Jenny, you are awesome, and stuff, but dear god LEAVE SOME BOOKS FOR US TO BUY 😉 I can’t wait to trawl through all of these lists and find some new reading material, as well as buy something for someone!!

  416. 423
    Mel Goldsipe

    This is such a great idea. Just sent someone a book!

  417. 424
    Shelley Lee

    I love this. Reading is my escape from everything!

  418. Thank you, thank you, thank you Misty!!!!! #415

  419. I have told the tale of Jean Louise many times. And since I live in Florida, most people here, when hearing the story, nod sagely and only ask “Are you sure it didn’t happen here?”. As we are the state who provides many odd stories (“Florida Man Goes to Pet Store, Shoves Exotic Fish Down His Pants”) that make others think “Well, at least I’m not that screwed up.” And so it has happened that my copy of “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” has been borrowed, so to share the shanty of J. L., but alas never to be returned. I am requesting a new copy so that I may let Floridians know that they are not alone in their love of stuffed alligators. And of course it would be wearing pirate garb – this is Florida.

    (Just sent you a copy of Let’s Pretend! ~ Jenny)

  420. This Friday is the first anniversary of the death of my mother. While I thought I had mostly dealt with the loss over the past year, we’re now in the process of selling her house and closing the estate, and I find myself almost paralyzed by the grief coming back. I could really use a mental break to get my feet under me. Thank you so much. heart emoji

  421. I love Booksgiving day!!! I usually give but this year is hard and I have been hit with the depression stick again and again. Anytime I think I can see the light I get smacked in the face all over. I would just like I little happy in the mail to help remind me that I exist outside of my own mind.

    There are 2 books one is a digital copy of a “Rising Darkness” book. The series is great. Murder mystery with demons and a not all demon worshipers are bad heroine.

    The other is by one of my favorite YA authors. “The Trials of Apollo” great for escaping into a book with the friends that live there and learning about mythological figures.

  422. I would love to have a copy of this..

    (I sent you a copy of Let’s Pretend but I deleted your wishlist because your address was in your notes. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  423. Happy Booksgiving!

  424. My most favorite time of year. Sending book love to all!!!

  425. 432
    Lindsay loves books!

    My amazing, war obsessed 6 year old nephew would love this book. It’s his sister’s birthday this weekend, so getting his own surprise would be ahhhhmazing.

  426. 433
    Jennifer Stahl

    Hi, I’m in Germany and would love to be paired with someone.

    here is my wishlist:

  427. Work is so busy right now and I need a book to escape to and help someone else escape. Books are great. Thank you.

  428. I’m getting ready to move to San Francisco and I really need something to take my mind off all the scary changes. I will also be participating by buying a book for someone. I selected the Kindle edition so it can be sent to my Kindle instead of a physical book being mailed to me. Here is the book I would like to get:

  429. 436
    Coriander Rainbeaux

    Happy Booksgiving everyone! Thanks, Jenny, for your inspiration and showing us that it’s ok to be borken! This is my first time participating! I had fun finding a book to send!

  430. Brilliant idea! I’ve chosen a book from my youth, part of a series, which I would love to own again!
    I hope that works!

    Off to browse other’s posts…💖

  431. Kellye #377, your book is on its way.

  432. Let me try this again. It looks like I posted a link to a book. Thanks, y’all.

  433. I am SO excited for this! I’ve been part of a book share before (not this one) and I bought someone a book, but never got one in return. I can’t wait to buy books for other people!!

    Here’s my link, thank you to anyone who gets me one!!



    Nothing is better than holding a book and not an electronic device


    This list is actually not for me, but for my mom who is elderly and can’t get out much. I know getting a book by surprise would really brighten her day. 🙂

    mommatrek recently posted Noping away from that argument.

  436. I’m #242, thought I’d share my kids came home from school and asked me what I was doing, and together we have been through SOOO many book lists trying to find kids to buy for. I hope you don’t mind I included books for them on my Booksgiving list. They had a BLAST buying a wish for someone we don’t know.

  437. 444
    Jennifer Stahl

    ack! I tried editing my reply but EH. I don’t know how that works any more!

    My oldest is going in the mental hospital next month and I put a couple books in for him to have on hand, as well as a couple books I need to figure out how to help him when he gets out. I am in Germany, so idk if I have to be paired with someone or how it works exactly. thanks!

  438. I LOVE Booksgiving! Such a great way to spend an afternoon. Books on their way to Elizabeth (#190), Elizabeth (#201), Lesley (#233), Sonja (#364), and Jacqueline (can’t find your post and number, mi amiga brasileira)! Followed my same rules from last year: shared at least one of each of Jenny’s books, used up my “free” cash on hand on my Amazon Prime visa, and mined other people’s lists for a recommendation for my own list.

    Keep spreading the love and laughter, you wonderful community. 🙂

  439. Trying to get my other half this book for his birthday. Just a little out of range atm. Would love to give next year if I am able. What a lovely idea.

  440. Oh my. Um, I have had a really rough month (anniversary of a friend’s suicide, changing the furniture in our house which I know sounds stupid, but I’m autistic and this is really overwhelming me, having… issues with a family member who is repeatedly insensitive to my disabilities, trying to find a job because I’m currently out of work due to said disabilities). Um.

    Anyway, there is a book about trauma that I would like if anyone is able. I’m in Canada, though, and the screen in Amazon looks different. I don’t know how to set up a wish list because I’m not sure which options to check.

    Is there anyone who could tell me how to set up the wish list for this? BTW, it isn’t urgent or needed or anything, so if someone is more in need, please help them instead. Thank you for starting this, Jenny, and I think all of you who are participating and helping others are super. 🙂

  441. Msdarkstar
    I sent Mystie a copy of Adulthood is a Myth because I enjoyed it so much. Btw, I’m 56. Lol.

  442. This is amazing. Thank you. Thank you.

  443. Sorry, Let’s try this one more time. I THINK I updated to include my address…

  444. Sweetmamabear @406: your book is on the way! <3

  445. I am #428 Somehow I posted the wrong link. so ignore that one. It won’t let me edit it.


    Thank you thank you thank you
    All of you are amazing and deserve the world.

  447. Awesome!
    A Book I Want

  448. I’m in my final semester of grad school and only buy textbooks these days… so here’s a non-textbook.

  449. Thank you so much for Booksgiving! I love participating in this tradition. This year, I don’t need anything for myself, but my mom and my aunt could really use a pick-me-up.

  450. Ashley Mally / 272 — watch your mailbox! 😉

  451. I love this holiday! This year I can actually afford to get someone a book or two! I have three books listed but would be fine with whichever one.

    Amanda recently posted Who Did I Wrong?!.

  452. I’ve been really excited for this book. It’s called “The House on Foster Hill.” It seems to be a really great mystery. I’d love to read it while recovering from my surgery.

    Ship of Theseus by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

  454. jenny P, hope your classroom enjoys the WWII book!

    my book:

  455. #224, Volume 7 is on it’s way to you!

    Rachelle J. recently posted Monday’s Minutes.

  456. My kids just got home and added their “NEEDED” books to this list. They are 11 years girl, and 7 and 5 year old boys. Thank you in advance!

  457. This is the greatest thing ever. I loved sending books to people last year.
    I’m a full-time grad student with a job and two kids. Getting a new book unrelated to school would totally brighten my day. Here is my list:

  458. Booksgiving is the best! thisis the book I’m anxious to get.

  459. 466

    To Fiona #103 – expect a parcel very soon! Seems like we’re the only ones from Germany so far! ^_^

  460. I’ve been unemployed for 2 1/2 years. I REALLY need this book :). And my holy heavens I’ll pay it forward!!!

  461. I’ve been unemployed for 2 1/2 years. I REALLY need this book :). And my holy heavens I’ll pay it forward!!!

  462. Amy H in #396 – your friend’s book is on the way!

    Suebob recently posted Turn About.

  463. And I forgot to add my list (

    Happy Booksgiving!
    PS: I live in Australia. If you’re also in Oz and buy for me, please let me know and I’ll delete it from my Amazon US wishlist (there’s no option for a wishlist in Australian Amazon!).

  464. I love this idea so much!! If anyone chooses my book, thank you so very much!! I’m having a very shitty year so far. I just hope i did this right. Thanks for reading.

  465. This is amazing, I saw this book at Barnes & Noble, started reading and really wanted but not enough cash to purchase and now…I just might get a copy, woohoo!

    A book I need

  466. Love this holiday, and love giving books! I don’t need one but would gladly share with others if received.

  467. I’m having surgery tomorrow…. there’s lots on my list, but I’d love any knitting books or coloring books to help the next 2 months in bed go by faster. Much love!
    Hi. Check out this list:

  468. So in my original post my link didn’t work! So here is my list again – I would love to be able to take a break to research medieval manuscripts – and no I’m not joking, my geek is totally showing.

    Check out this list:

  469. Oh yay!!! My whole family loves to read. These short reads get me thru all of my doctors appts for breast cancer treatment. Mindless enjoyment💜💜💜

  470. I love books. They are fantastic escapes. “A Study in Sable” and it’s Prime – hopefully it’s not too late. I will pay it forward myself when I can!

    Happy Booksgiving, all!

  471. Another Jenny fan from Canada here! Booksgiving is AWESOME!
    JENNY IS AWESOME! (I feel like I’m preaching to the choir here, but it’s worth saying again!)
    Last year, getting a booksgiving book was my February highlight. This year I can return the favor to a fellow Canadian!
    My list has a “cheat” – an audiobook on cd of a favorite story, beautifully read (I borrowed it once)… but also a paperback I could use if the cd book doesn’t count 😉

    I’ll be back later to find a Canadian to treat! ~Terry (aka “seethepeanut” – not as interesting as it sounds, haha)


    I love this holiday!

  473. Tammy in post #15 – a surprise will be waiting for you in a few days! Happy Booksgiving!!

  474. I sincerely wish I was one of the people who could buy a book for those in need, but I can’t. I hope that everyone on this list gets what they are looking for! Happy hunting and enjoy your trip to another world!

  475. Dear #12 aka celebrinthil, I am so sorry, I bought this and it downloaded to my kindle, yours wasn’t an option. Gah! It does sound interesting. I will keep looking to see if you post again and in the mean time I will read this and think of you. I wish you well.

  476. I’ve been dying to read Feast of Sorrow (not as gloomy as it sounds — it’s a food-based novel about ancient Rome) forever but somehow never manage to actually buy it. Stupid life is stupid expensive and I am also stupid forgetful. I have it on a wishlist here ( and I’ve sent a couple of books to other people — this is such a cheerful thing during a really shitty week!

  477. I’m asking for an art postcard coloring book because I color in the evenings while I keep my Mom company since my Dad passed away last year. This looks like an interesting one!

  478. Jerri (#417): should be there in a few days!!!

  479. This is amazing! My library doesnt have Jenny’s book and I can’t find an Australian version available on audio anywhere. My list:

  480. Jenny, I clicked on a wish list and it was for a digital book but the only options for delivery were to my own devices. :\ Unsure how to handle that scenario. Any tips?

  481. Liana #471, Watch your mailbox. Your book should be there this week!

  482. Dear #12, I tried to get your book for you but your kindle was not listed.I am so very sorry. It looks very interesting so, I thank you for the recommendation. I wish you the best. Please try to list again.

  483. @janet they have to provide you an email address either in the comments or their notes.. If no email address provided you can’t send. If there is an email provided after selecting “see all buying options” Select “give as gift” and then enter the email address they provided.

  484. Best. Day. Ever!!! One can never have too many books! Happy reading all! I put a book for myself and one for my animal obsessed 7 yo daughter. ❤️

  485. This sounds like an amazing idea! I can’t believe I haven’t heard of it before.

  486. Thank you all for being so awesome! I haven’t been able to afford You Are Here, so that’ll be going onto my list. Hope next year I’ll be able to send others books, this such a fantastic thing!

  487. @mommatrek (#442) – furiously happy is headed on to you and your mom! enjoy! <3

  488. Let’s pretend this never happened

  489. #202 here. I think it will work now? The Book I really need right now

    (Looks like it worked! ~ Jenny)

  490. This would be a lovely birthday present. Thank you.

  491. This is so exciting!!!!

  492. I’d like this book as (hopefully) an outlet (distraction? Idk…). I’ve been grieving my Mom passing away for what feels like forever. (It’s been almost half a year).

  493. It makes me smile so hard when I read that someone has a Harry Potter book on the way!

    I have something in my eye, guys. Hang on…

    becomingcliche recently posted Possum Living: My Frisky Bitz Bring All the Cats to the Yard.

  494. #479 Incoming!! Thank you for asking; your book should be arriving soon. Cheers!

  495. I don’t think my original post went through. Oh well. What a great idea this is! Jenny, your book has been on my list for a loooong time :)

  496. YAY! We participated last year and it was awesome.

    I’ve been meaning to read Samantha Irby’s new book, “We are Never Meeting in Real Life”, for months, but haven’t found the opportunity.

    I also chose a book for my 7 and 8 year olds, who are finally reading well enough independently for such things and LOVE to imagine visiting outer space– “Zita the Spacegirl”.

    Now I’m off to buy books for someone else 🙂

    Elizabeth recently posted Dear Pinterest.

  497. Maybe I’m too late?

    There are 4 of us. Three voracious readers and one who views it a chore. Hoping to turn the tide 🙂

    Hi. Check out this list:

  498. Angela #497,

    Your book should be there on Thursday!!

  499. I love booksgiving!
    My younger brother passed in December and the Hitchhickers series was his favorite, I would love a copy to have as I have never read them. Also I’m in Canada.
    Hi. Check out this list:

  500. @445 Hi Sarah, your book is on the way! Happy Booksgiving!

  501. Robin #478 – You have a package coming your way! Enjoy!

  502. Heather #495- One of your books is on the way! Happy Reading!

  503. Please, please, please!! Thankyou! ❤️

  504. 516

    I’d like to gift more books but since I don’t have a credit card it seems I can only buy books for people also located in Germany. 🙁 Unless anyone knows a way around this, I’ll keep my eyes peeled to see if any more Germans pop up on here! I love this day and seeing everyone being exxcited about it! :3

  505. Lisa #511. So Sorry for your loss. Your book is on the way.

  506. How do you find a person’s email to send them a kindle book? Thanks!

  507. Lex #354 – A couple books should be arriving for your kiddos this week! 🙂

  508. I’d really love to have this book, because I can’t really afford it, since I’m retired. Thanks for this great idea. I hope I can pay it forward.

  509. 521
    Julie Madison

    Oops I got so click happy that I forgot to keep track of who I bought books for – wheeeee!
    So according to my Amazon order details – Sarah is getting “Truly Devious”; Emily is getting “Unwomanly Face of War”; and Ashley is getting “Dorothy Must Die Vol 2”. Looks like they are arriving on Thursday or Friday so plenty of time for weekend reading!!

  510. Roxie #508 – turn that tide!

  511. Wendy #65, Furiously Happy on its way! Holly #160, your book won’t ship to a gift registry address (it’s from a third party seller). Anonymous #165, three books on the way! I love Booksgiving!

  512. I love this idea.
    I hope coloring books count for Booksgiving. My daughter is having a rough patch in her fight with depression. We bond through coloring. This is one coloring book she’s had her eye on for a while…

  513. Holy shit! I just thought to myself “hey, it’s about the time of year for booksgiving, I’ll go check just in case” AND IT’S TODAY.

    I got 2 wonderful books last year from 2 wonderful strangers, and I had so much fun reading both. I also had fun adding dozens of suggestions to my “want to red” list. I think my favorite book this event introduced me to last year was A Man Called Over. You’ve all got good taste, I must say.

    I have a lot of books in my pile right now so not asking for anything this year, but I’m looking forward to filling a few requests! YAAAAAY BOOKS!

  514. Shoot, I didn’t note the screen name of the person I bought for cuz I just clicked links until I found one that worked, but Erica was the Amazon name. Check your mailbox Friday, Erica! 🙂

    Here’s my link (I think… I hope this works… I actually probably don’t need any more books in my house; they’ve already declared mutiny on my living space… LOL)

  515. 527
    Anastasia Marie Dixon

    This is my first time participating in Booksgiving! I’m so excited! 🤗

  516. Booksgiving is the best! I have been unemployed for a year and a half, GAH, and my cat died a month ago 🙁 so I would love to receive a book. Jenny sent me hers last year and I loved it. I cannot WAIT until I can pay this forward.

  517. Happy Booksgiving! My Book list for me and my kiddos

  518. Happy Booksgiving!! This is the book I would love!!

  519. Hey loves!! I’m so happy we have this happening again. I was just thinking about it today too. I haven’t been too active her mostly because of work and school. But I got that dream job at a library!!! Which means I can help bring people joy of books during this booksgiving. My depression/anxiety is still a mess. My chronic illness which has been pretty good until now is acting up again, leaving me in a lot of pain right now. I can relate far too much to Jenny for more reasons then ever lately because of it. Here’s my list. Love you guys. You keep me trying to be positive despite everything.

  520. 532
    Abby Normal

    Hi. Check out this list:

    I would be so grateful and happy. But I really don’t expect anything. Thank you!

    (Looks like it’s on the way! ~ Jenny)

  521. 533
    Julie Madison

    Jasmine D – coloring book is on the way – should be there Friday – enjoy quality coloring/snuggling time!

  522. Deb at #244, You Are Here is on its way!

  523. I hope I’m not too late. This is such an amazing thing to do! I have a son with Autism and we loved the movie Wonder. I’d love to get him the workbook and a fiction book about a boy with Autism. I’m so grateful for anything!

    (I just sent you one. I loved that book. ~ Jenny)

  524. 536

    This really is my favorite day of the year! So much love and giving! It’s wonderful!

  525. I feel very awkward asking for a book. I know that for me, giving books brings me great joy. This book would be for me and my husband to read to each other on the way to work as we carpool and work together. We usually dread going to work and so it is nice to read to each other as a distraction.

    (Looks like it’s already on the way! ~ Jenny)

  526. @Kristen #500. Watch for a package 🙂

  527. I’m an idiot and placed the Kindle version on my list. (Sorry Jenny!) I’ve updated it now. I’ve had so much fun looking at everyone’s picks and have purchased a couple. This is fun! Can’t wait to read this book, I love a good thriller. ☺️

  528. April #203 and Anonymous #206– Your books are on the way! Should be arriving at the end of this week. <3

  529. I added 2 books to my wishlist but I would love anyone’s favorite motivational book suggestions really. I go for knee surgery #4 this week and the last one was really hard to recover from mentally and emotionally. I could use some great positive reading!

    (Sending you love. And a book. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  530. I love this, but i’ve been very spoiled this year already by being sent a very expensive and very beautiful doll by a total stranger. Now I feel this need to pay it forward, though i’m also broke so that’s proving a bit difficult. Still, in the spirit of this, I have a pile of secondhand books that need rehoming so I think i’m gonna hike on down to the charity shops tomorrow and donate some good ones. Good luck everyone! Happy reading!

    And to all those struggling, just know, you aren’t alone. You are loved and you are important, you are awesome. Somewhere out there, there’s someone who cares about you. Cling to that, remember that, and tell that troll in your brain to go fuck itself.

  531. Oh, for pete’s sake….trying one more time…I don’t think my original post went through. Oh well. What a great idea this is! Jenny, your book has been on my list for a loooong time 🙂

    Whew! I think I got it this time. LOL

    (Book headed your way now. ~ Jenny)

  532. This booksgiving idea is brilliant! Hi. Check out this list:

  533. Monica (535) your books should be there on Friday, I hope you will enjoy them together 🙂

  534. Anonymous #529– the Pigeon book is on its way! Our family loves that series, too 🙂


    House of Leaves or Ship of Theseus would both help pass time for me.

  536. Jenny & everyone who buys books, thank you for doing this. I’ve been in and out of the doctor’s office for the past 4 months trying to get a handle on my anxiety (causing even more anxiety!). I would love a book to help me escape when it flares up at night because jerkbrain just loves 2-3am. Really looking forward to the day when I can be the one who buys the books!

  537. Oh I have been wanting to read this for a while now!

  538. Hi. I am asking for Electronics for Dummies, since I really want to get back into being comfortable with upgrades and repairs, and also build little things. I’m feeling very overwhelmed with life, and circuits seem friendly. Thank you for considering my wish.

  539. 551
  540. 552
    Misti Walty

    How exciting this is my 1st Booksgiving! I can’t wait to send someone a book, and maybe receive one too. What an incredible idea! If someone chooses me – thank you so much in advance!! Here is my book please. 🙂

  541. Janet #517 Thank you thank you thank you! I saw your note and started crying at my desk!

    Also I bought a book for someone in Abbotsford but I didn’t take note of their name on here or comment number, but happy reading!
    Jenny this is the best holiday and this community you have created is full of the best people!!

  542. Lex #354 you’ve got a book coming on Thursday. Enjoy!

  543. Oh this would totally make my day! I really hope I’m not too late! ❤️

  544. Kelly, I just read your comment. Thank you so much! I look forward to reading my new book!

  545. 557
    Timothy J Lause

    ‘Furiously Happy’ changed my life. Inspired me to begin sharing my words!
    I’m certain ‘Let’s Pretend This Never Happened’ would change it morer!
    Hi. Check out this list:

  546. My day has been so bad I didn’t add the link properly and didn’t notice until hours later. Typical.

  547. a book for my 10 year old.

  548. a book for my 10 year old. Link didn’t post the first time.

  549. PS I cut down my list. I’m making a different list for my birthday/future buys. Because it was way too long. I’d love just one or two, if any. I’m happy just buying you guys what I can.

  550. Bless you Jennie and bless the Blogesses who buy books for strangers! This is now my official best-est holiday. Happy Booksgiving! I’m off to get a book for someone and if I can figure out the instructions maybe I’ll post a plea for myself, but I’m pretty technically challenged. I blow stuff up.

  551. I’m sitting in the waiting room of the ER waiting to see if it’s my apendex that’s causing such pain. Could really use a book. And good wishes. Just one on the list.

  552. I received an unexpected bonus last Friday, and I’ve been having fun sharing the love–I’m so glad I could participate again this year!
    I’m putting up a list for myself now, and I’m breaking the rules a bit by asking for two books. I don’t buy many books for myself, but there are two books in this series that I’ve been wanting to read for a long time, and it will drive me to distraction not to be able to immediately read the second after finishing the first. I’m a bit odd like that, and don’t usually start series until they have ended so I can binge all at once. Many thanks to anyone who may want to send one!

  553. I was just diagnosed with fibromyalgia and am looking for an escape. Thanks for doing this Jenny!

  554. 566
    Anastasia Sweeney

    Struggling lately with loss and change.

  555. I’m back to university (at 42) and need to break the chain of textbooks! Reading was the first thing to go out of my life when I started studying again. I struggle with anxiety big time (think hospital), and this is putting it off the charts. I need to bring back the balance. My book budget currently all goes towards engineering books…

  556. I have a daughter who struggles with self image and one who just needs to escape. A son who loves only sports, and me who could use some hope.

  557. I don’t think my comment posted

    This is for my daughters and son

  558. For some reason Carrie Fischer’s passing hit me like a ton of bricks and I’ve been wanting to read this for so long….

    Booksgiving Booyah! 


  559. I have never actually done Booksgiving and now I am VERY excited. It’s my birthday month and I’ve had a rough start to the year. Can’t wait to look through everyone else’s and send a gift too. I’ve been wanting to read Mean by Myriam Gurba FOREVER.

  560. Anne #362….watch for the mailman!

  561. Caroline #548, I got ya covered. Good luck with the anxiety, I hear you, I support you.

    For myself and my son and daughter. CANADA
    Thanks a million!

  563. With the year I have had, the link above is to the only book that makes any sense to me at all and provides so much comfort,understanding and support. Thank you Jenny for being you!

  564. Love giving and getting books! Here is one I haven’t yet had a chance to read.

  565. This such an awesome idea Jenny.
    Canadian here. A book I have heard a bunch about but have yet to be able to get it.

    For my son and daughter and myself. CANADA

  567. AJ again. I think I figured it our! Anyway, if this link works it did, and I did not blow up Amazon.
    And thank you bunches if you pick me to gift!

  568. 581
    Misti Walty

    Missy (#431) your book is on the way! 🙂 from your almost name twin

  569. Caroline–comment 548, your book is on its way! I hope it eases your troubles.

  570. Squeeeeeee!

    Thank you, I needed this.

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  572. Somegirlwhoneedsallthebooks, your book is on its way!

  573. I could really use either of these… in desperate need of a pick me up!

  574. I would desperately love some new books. My own mind is SO similar to yours. I can’t work. And I was in a car accident in December (on my birthday!) and can’t afford a new car. A book would be a wonderful surprise. Thank you for doing this. xoxo
    Hi. Check out this list:

  575. Booksgiving! It’s better than Christmas! Here is my wishlist:

    Now I’m off to order a few books for others lower on the list. ☺

  576. 589
    For my husband that still doesnt belive.

    So here is the thing. i have been part of this comunity for 3 years now and it really helped me through rough times… My hubby didnt belive in depression until he got himself one.. I have been telling him about this comunity but he still have hard time to belive…
    So here is his list… Hopefully it helps him.


  577. 590
    CB in Canada

    I picked 3 books for my list. 1 for me, 1 for my husband and 1 for our 6 year old. If any one is chosen, I would be over the moon. Located in eastern Canada

  578. Oh, how fun. So hard to choose. I just bought let’s pretend, but I don’t own furiously happy yet. So hard to choose one book, but I could always use some help from Brene.

  579. 593
    For my husband that still doesnt belive.

    Gosh i fucked up my hubby’s list haha
    Read post 589 and the right list is the second one.

    Which is this one
    (this was the text: Hi,
    So here is the thing. i have been part of this comunity for 3 years now and it really helped me through rough times… My hubby didnt belive in depression until he got himself one.. I have been telling him about this comunity but he still have hard time to belive…
    So here is his list… Hopefully it helps him.)

  580. J #564 – The first is on the way! Happy Booksgiving! 🙂

  581. Coming at ya, 587!

  582. It’s the most wonderful time of year!
    Fulfilled a couple of Canadian wishes so far, and here’s mine!

  583. Jaime (560) book is on the way! Happy reading adventures to your kiddo 🙂

  584. 598
    Melissa Fletcher

    A wonderful idea! Happy Booksgiving!
    Here’s mine.
    A book I want

    Thank you, Jenny!! What a great tradition! I am asking for any Jenny Lawson book. I recently discovered your books and need to buy them all. I borrowed Let’s Pretend this Never Happenened from the library but know it will be the perfect pick me up anytime. All your books need a spot on my bookshelf! 🙂

  586. Books are the best! I have my favorite book (I can never justify spending on myself) and a space book for my daughter.

  587. Anonymous 579 – Done! – From the other end of Canada

  588. Oh oh oh work has been unbelievably demanding and draining lately. What a perfect time for a book holiday! Are e-books okay?

  589. Jessica #463 – I’m sorry I couldn’t fill your whole list but one is on the way for your family. Hopefully the others will get one too,

  590. Wow! This is so awesome! So many amazing people out there!

  591. Shannon (378) I would love to get the book for your son, but it appears you don’t have an address linked to your wishlist. Could you update it? 🙂

    The book I would like is A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas!

  593. I love books, I work in a library 🙂 here is my list, America (Ohio, actually): Thank you so much!

  594. What a great idea Jenny! I am happy to post it all across my SM.

  595. Best thing I’ve seen on the internet in a long time!

  596. here are the books i would love to have. thank you!

  597. Got your back, onecrazykid!

    Jessica (463) the other two books are on their way as well.

    Teamwork makes the dream work!

  598. Jenny, you’re an angel – thank you for this.
    Here is the book I need if anyone can help. It’s been several years of stuff piling on, and I’m tired of feeling the weight of it. I’m hoping this book gives me a kick in the pants to tackle what I need to do in order to get my life back on track.
    Hope I can pay it forward next year.

  599. This is amazing! Happy to give, grateful if I receive. Thank you everyone!

  600. Thanks so much for doing this, Jenny! It’s so uplifting to see everyone’s comments and to see so many empty wish lists.
    I’ve added a couple of books to my list, one for myself and one for my daughter. Thank you so much, I appreciate it like you wouldn’t believe.

    (I’m in Canada)

  601. I could really use some humor right now!!

    Hope I did this right-thanks so much!!

  602. Happy Booksgiving!
    I need a really good history fix, and Ron Chernow’s Washington looks just right.
    Thank you!

  603. You’re awesome Anonymous 594–thanks!!!!

  604. Pretty sure I messed up my earlier comment-let me try again!

    Thank you

  605. Anonymous @ 595– THANK YOU!!!

  606. 620
    Shannon Rader

    Hi! Here is my list! Thank y’all in advance! Check out this list:

  607. I wish I was in a place to give a boom this year, I adore this idea. I’m going through some really hard things and could use an encouraging book. My friend Allison sent me “You Are Here” while I was in residential treatment a month ago. I love it, I’d love to read another of Jenny’s books.


    Last year for my birthday, I was given a copy of Furiously Happy and it quite honestly changed my life. So real, hilarious, and full of great words of wisdom. Here’s to expanding the collection

  609. Fixed my wishlist. Added physical address and email address. Thanks! <3

  610. My sister gifted me with your books and they are my absolute favs, as is she. This is such a cool thing, sad that I am late to the party.

  611. This is an amazing holiday! Yay books!

  612. I really hope one of these years I can be the giver instead of the recipient, but I’m currently having a super high anxiety day because i”m trying to figure out how I’m going to afford $465 every month for health insurance when I was barely managing to pay my bills on my income before, and my husband’s new job doesn’t offer insurance for spouses. (Wow, that’s an impressive run-on sentence even for me.)

    Anyway, I could really use something to distract me, and books and knitting (and crochet) are my two go-tos for stress relief and distraction, so I figured why not a knitting book? So if anyone would like to help out a fellow crafter in dire need of a little love from the universe right now, I would be more grateful than I can possibly express.

  613. 627
    Katie Sullivan

    Hey jaime #345 looks like your book is on the way! Happy Booksgiving!

  614. Crystal, # 600, books are on their way. Enjoy!

  615. I don’t know if you can see this Jenny but I first picked let’s pretend this never happened on audible just for fun. But I never knew what an impact it would have on me. I learned that I wasn’t alone, and that even though I am broken, there are many ways to find a little sunshine in an really bad rainstorm. I listen to both of your books when the days get really bad. I know that this has nothing to do with this post, sorry. But thank you, it has saved the little sanity I have left.I hope to get your latest book soon so I can complete the collection. Never stop being you.

  616. Ack… I hope this doesn’t post twice, I couldn’t remember my Word Press password.

    I LOVE Booksgiving! It is my favorite part of February. Our family just moved from Colorado to North Carolina for my husband’s work. It’s hard. I miss my parents (wah!) It’s been really hard on my kids, they’ve been lonely. (me too) But we’re trying to embrace the experience and keep adventure in our hearts. We’re trying to make friends. He