Cold Weather Reading

It’s no secret that I love books. I’ve been a hardcore bibliophile practically since birth. I can’t even imagine how many I’ve read in my lifetime so far, but I can tell you that so many feel like dear friends…or highly intuitive psychics.

From Mamamia

Like people, I do think that certain books come our way when we need them most. 

And there’s nothing I love more than curling up with a good story in colder weather. There’s just something incredibly cozy and rich about the experience. So understandably, I try to capitalize on that as much as possible!

I keep reading lists on my iPhone, New York Public Library app, Good Reads, on scraps of paper. I always come across books, old and new, that I want to read. That it feels I must read.

And just as there is weather appropriate clothing, I do believe in weather appropriate reading. I tend to read more dense, “serious” stories during the colder months.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of books I’m looking forward to getting to know this fall and winter, but it’s a sample of the ones I’m excited about. Knowing me, (many) more will be added as the days go by.

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

The Significance of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler… by Italo Calvino

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov

On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome, with Love and Pasta by Jen Liu-Liu

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

Dear Life  by Alice Munro

Wolf Hall and Bringing Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

What’s on your reading list?

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