The Frisky

Amelia: 10 Things I’m Thankful For This Year

Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels. If you haven’t read this mysterious Italian novelists epic four-book saga of a lifelong female friendship, stop what you’re doing immediately and get on that. These books are basically my favorite ever. Everything about them stuck with me, from the story as a whole, to specific lines that captured a feeling or described a person so perfectly and succinctly, to the utterly relatable relationship between the narrator Lina and her best friend Lila. They are just the best books ever. When I finished, I came thisclose to starting all over from the beginning.