One of the things I love to do during the winter months is catch up on some reading. Once the rush of the holidays die down, I’m pretty much in hibernation mode. I hate the cold weather & hate the snow even more. I can deal with one or two bad snowstorms that trap me in the house for a day or two, but other than that- I’m not happy about the snow. Making plans in the winter is tough- snow either ruins it or it’s just too cold for me to leave my house (party pooper!). I’d rather stay in my house, underneath my cozy Fabulous Fur throw & read my book with a glass of wine! Here are a few new books I want to catch up on this winter & a few holiday favorites that I can read over & over again! Click on each photo to get a full summary of each book.
The Adults: A Novel- Caroline Hulse
A blended family (the exes, new partners & their daughter) decides to spend the holidays together on vacation. This already tense situation turns dark & twisted. Part comedy, part suspense- this novel is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Winter in Paradise- Elin Hilderbrand
I LOVE Elin Hilderbrand’s books (even though they are all kinda similar). I think maybe it’s because I have an obsession with Nantucket? Never been, but it’s on my to-do list for 2019. Ok back on track- this is her new book- it involves drama and a beach, what more do you need?
Becoming- Michelle Obama
Do I need to give any explanation as to why I’m reading this? Michelle Obama. Enough said! She is such an inspirational person & cannot wait to her book!
You Are A Badass Every Day- Jen Sincero
I’ve read Jen’s other book- “You Are a Badass” and found it so inspiring. Her first book was all about how to change those self-sabotaging beliefs we all have sometimes. This book dives more into how to keep the momentum going & live the life you are meant to.
Girl, Wash Your Face- Rachel Hollis
There has been some controversy over this book but I still want to read it. Rachel gives advice on how to live a joyful, successful life & how to move past the unproductive lies we tell ourselves on why we can’t do something. Some say that Rachel isn’t qualified to give such advice because she came from a “privileged” home, but she’s the founder of a lifestyle website The Chic Site & the CEO of her own media company- so I would totally listen to what she has to say!
Where the Crawdads Sing- Delia Owens
This was one of the pick’s for Reese Witherspoon’s book club- so obviously I’m going to read it! Where the Crawdads Sing is a coming of age story about nature, heartbreak & murder. Can’t wait to read this- it’s been on my list for a while.
Winter Street- Elin Hilderbrand
The Winter Street Series by Elin Hilderbrand is one of my favorite holiday stories (there are 4 books total). The story of the Quinn family is relatable, endearing & not always a happy ending. Again this series takes place in Nantucket & apparently is magical during the holiday season. These books are quick, easy reads- I definitely recommend if you are in the mood for for a feel good story! The other novels in this series are: Winter Stroll, Winter Storms, and Winter Solstice.
Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery- Jenny Colgan
Another one of my favorite authors. She writes tons of novels about small businesses in quaint English towns. Her novels encourage the sense of community, family time & romance. Such a perfect read for the winter months.