It’s undoubtedly been a wild month so far, and with Thanksgiving looking a little different this year, that’s not going to change any time soon. But you know what has been great? The books. These are the reads that are on my gratitude list this month—books that teach us about the history of Thanksgiving, novels about the expansive definition of family, a creepy thriller, and a memoir that reveals why hibernation may be just the thing we need to recover from 2020. Here are my favorite books of November 2020.