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4 Books to Cozy Up With This Winter

This blistering Winter that we’ve gotten a taste of is only the beginning, so I’ve compiled a list of 4 books that are guaranteed to help kick your cabin fever.

The Last Mrs. Parrish a novel by Liv Constantine

The main character in this book wants more out of her boring & envious life.  She schemes her way into a powerful & rich young woman’s life and is soon on her way to becoming one of the elite.  But a skeleton from her past may destroy everything that she has worked toward.  With shocking turns and dark secrets that will keep you guessing until the very end, The Last Mrs. Parrish is a fresh, juicy, and utterly addictive thriller from a diabolically imaginative talent.

Exit West a novel by Mohsin Hamid

From the internationally bestselling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, comes a love story that unfolds across the rapidly changing face of a volatile world. The book takes place in a country teetering on the brink of civil war.  Two young people meet whose souls embark on a furtive love affair amidst the chaos and dangerous conditions within their city streets.  They come across some mystical doors in which they step through, leaving their homeland behind.  Exit West follows these remarkable characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future. It tells a story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness a novel by Arundhati Roy

From the Booker Prize winning author of The God of Small Things comes a story that takes us on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent. It is an aching love story.  Each of it’s characters is tenderly rendered. It’s hero’s are people who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, patched together by acts of love and hope. As this ravishing, deeply humane novel braids these richly complex lives together, it reinvents what a novel can do and be.

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

From the bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars comes another great piece by John Green. This book is another one for young adults, but that never pushes me away from reading those books, even if I’m 30. The story, narrated by a troubled Indianapolis teenager, Aza Holmes, begins as a mystery. Along with her  best friend Daisy, Aza decides to search for billionaire Russell Pickett, who has gone missing under a cloud of fraud and bribery accusations, in the hope of pocketing the $100,000 reward money. What starts as a mystery, turns into a love story, and will have you grabbing for the tissues.

On a side note: I own all these books but have yet to read them.  I will be reading them myself all of January cozied up next to the fire, waiting for warmer days.  I’d be super interested in starting a book club and may begin featuring a book every month that you all help suggest. Please comment below or on our facebook page with what your currently reading and stay bundled up this Winter!

-M.

 

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