6 Books to Read This Winter


With winter in full swing, this is the perfect season to snuggle up with a book and dog. It’s also the season of travel and what better way to pass the time waiting for your flight than with a good book?

I haven’t shared a reading list since the summer and I thought it was about time to share another one, this time for the winter. I plan to read lots of books on our flight to Atlanta and also on my parents’ screened-in porch with a cup of coffee.

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6 Books to Read this Winter while Snuggling on the Couch

A Court of Thorns and Roses // Several friends suggested this book to me but once my friend put it on her blog, capsule, I knew I had to read it! It’s the first book of a trilogy and is similar to The Beauty and the Beast story. Since I am such a fan of that movie, I can’t wait to read about the love story between Feyre, a girl who kills a wolf in the woods, and then a beast comes and takes her as he demands retribution for the kill. I guess it’s loosely based on the movie but the two do start to fall in love. I’ve heard it’s a page-turner and will probably be the first book I read!

What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir // This just sounds hilarious! It’s about a tell/tale book about a sitcom writer who decides to travel the world by herself while all her friends are getting married and having babies. It is the perfect book for me because it’s all about getting the travel bug and focusing on yourself, living your life and not comparing yourself to anyone.

Beneath a Scarlet Sky // This book is about to be made into a movie and is a story of one man’s bravery during World War II. An Italian boy doesn’t want to join the war until his home in Milan, Italy is destroyed by Allied bombs. He decides to join the underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps. It sounds like a gripping tale and I’m glad to read the book before the movie.

All the Missing Girls // Apparently this book is a cross between The Luckiest Girl Alive and Girl on the Train, both books I absolutely love. I love thrillers and this one sounds right up my alley. It’s the story of two girls who go missing ten years apart and it’s told in reverse. The Amazon reviews all make it sound like a great book and I can’t wait to dig into it!

Turtles All The Way Down // From the author who wrote The Fault in Our Stars, this New York Times bestseller is a story about lifelong friendship. It’s about a sixteen year old girl and her best friend and how they are trying to investigate a billionaire that comes with a hundred thousand dollar reward. I’m intrigued.

A River in Darkness // A true story about one man’s escape from North Korea. The author, Masai Ishikawa, and his family moved to North Korea when he was 13 years old because his father was lured there by the promise of work, great educational system and a life in high society. Ishikawa recants his 30-plus years living under a communist rule and how he was able to leave and repatriate in Japan. This sounds like a humbling book and one that will shed some light on the situation in North Korea.

What’s on your reading list? 

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  1. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real | 18th Dec 17

    I’m so glad you included that “Beneath a Scarlet Sky” is going to be made into a movie. I really need to read it soon before every one tries to get it. Plus it’s been on my reading list for a while so no time like the present!

    • Jessica | 18th Dec 17

      Oh awesome! You read so much and so quick! I’ll have to check out some of your lists for next year.

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