Home for the holidays and good reads.

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During the holiday season when it’s cold and snowy, let’s put our cell phones down and peruse some wonderful really good books. The winter season captures thoughts of sitting at home by the fireplace (if you are lucky to have one), drinking a cup of hot chocolate (or Starbucks coffee if you get some grounds as a gift) and reading a good book (maybe you’ll get a gift card.)  Now that’s a nice Christmas gift or you can buy a book for yourself or a friend and trade. So take a walk outside, breath in the crisp, fresh air and stroll to a bookstore and consider one of these great reads while at home for the holidays (let me know if you read any):

 

BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY by Helen Fielding

(Funny & delightful)

YOU BETTER NOT CRY by Augusten Burroughs

(Funny short stories)

THE SNOW CHILD by Eowyn Ivey

                (Winter fairy tale like)

THE RED GARDEN by Alice Hoffman

                (Brutal winter, mystical, importance of family and history)

DASH & LILY’S BOOK OF DARES by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

                 (Spirit of the season, hope & emotions)

ONCE UPON A RIVER by Bonnie Jo Campbell

                  (Midwestern winter, determination & family rivalries)

CITY OF THIEVES by David Benioff

                 (Historical fiction novel of survival)

RULES OF CIVILITY by Amor Towles

                   (Mystery, NYC, 1937)

LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell

                  (Honest, heartbreaking, marital relationship)

BLANKETS by Craig Thompson

                  (Coming of age romance, graphic novel set in Wisconsin)

SUPER BETTER by Jane McGoniga

                  (Inspiration & mind blowing, bettering yourself, non –fiction)