It’s cold. Gone are the warm nights and beach days until next summer rolls around. Winter is coming (if it's not here already), and there is nothing better than throwing on your comfy sweatpants, pouring a glass of wine and cuddling up with a good book.
While it’s cold, windy and snowy outside, you can dive into a book that will take you places much warmer and much richer than these winter months.
Below are five books to get ahold of this winter that will not leave you disappointed or uninterested. There is something for everyone on this list, from mystery lovers to travel enthusiasts; there's even a sensual love story and a good biography.
You are sure to like at least one of the below reads. All can be found on Amazon or at Barnes & Noble, and even on the New York Times bestseller list. Happy reading!
“Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness”
Author: Susannah Cahalan
This book is an autobiography that is mysterious, powerful and a little scary (in a good way). If you like medical mysteries, this is the book for you.
A young writer at the New York Post wakes up after a month-long stay in a hospital, with absolutely no recollection of why she’s there or what has happened to her.
This book is a New York Times bestseller, and will keep you entertained as the author tries to “recapture her identity” and get a grasp of what exactly was or is wrong with her.
“The Paying Guests”
Author: Sarah Waters
As unlikely as this sounds, this book is good for both history buffs and fans of "50 Shades of Grey."
"The Paying Guests" takes you back to London 1922. World War I has just ended, leaving a mother and daughter alone to their big estate with no income to keep them afloat.
When they decide to take in lodgers, things begin to get interesting. With red-hot affairs that put Christian Grey to shame, intertwined with both a love and tense crime story, this book will not leave you bored.
So, on those cold winter nights, heat up with this sensual and fascinating trip in time.
“Tales of a Female Nomad”
Author: Rita Gelman
While you're snowed in or combating the brutal winter months, transport yourself to exotic places far and wide with this true story of a female nomad.
Rita tells her story of how she went from an ordinary (and even elegant) life in California to traveling around the world and connecting with cultures in so many different places.
From Mexico to Borneo to the Galapagos Islands and beyond, Rita trades in a “normal” life for rediscovering joy and fulfilling her soul. This is a book that will surely give you a case of wanderlust and make you want to book a one-way ticket anywhere.
“The Invisible Thread”
Author: Laura Schroff (with Alex Tresniowski)
This is a story of an unusual relationship that will pull on your heart strings and make you want to do some good deeds.
A successful business executive and an 11-year-old panhandler on the streets of New York build an unexpected and beautiful friendship that grows and lasts for years and years.
It will make you think twice about the people on the streets you walk past every day, to whom you don’t even give a second glance.
You will feel sorry for his unfortunate circumstances; you will question why she does what she does, but you will undoubtedly feel happy and possibly even proud of this story.
It's a New York Times bestseller and perfect feel-good book for the holiday season.
“The Husband’s Secret”
Author: Liane Moriarty
Don’t you sometimes wish you could find out people’s deepest, darkest secrets, even if they might tear your world apart or turn it upside down?
There’s something about knowing the ugly truths that keep us grasping for that vital information. Imagine knowing these types of secrets from someone as close to you as your husband … through a letter you weren't meant to read.
You may not be able to put down this gripping novel set in Australia. If you like juicy tales of love and secrets, give this one a read.