Monday, December 17, 2018

A Month of Faves: Winter Reading

Today the hosts of A Month of Faves are asking us to share our five favorite books from last winter or five of our favorite season reads and five books we're looking forward to reading this winter. Well, that should be easy, right? Well, yes, if you can remember what you read last winter (I mean, I can't even remember what I ate for dinner last night). Luckily, this little thing called the internet, which is bringing you this very post, also allows me to do a little research.

First up, five books I loved that I read last winter: a epic family story, a couple of classics, a tear jerker and an eye opener.

1. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
2. Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
3. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
4. In Every Moment We Are Still Alive by Thomas Malmquist
5. Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley

What I just discovered in looking back at last winter is that I actually went through a reading slump about this time last year, too. Some of it's the business of this season but maybe, just maybe, I need to get one of those lamps for people with Seasonal Affective Disorder. Maybe this isn't just a reading slump after all. Either way, here are five book I'm looking forward to reading this winter:

1. Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield
2. The Woman In The Window by A. J. Finn
3. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
4. Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
5. The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

What are you looking forward to reading this winter?


  1. I'm looking forward to your review for Once Upon A River as it's a book I have reserved from the library. Others I shall be reading are the latest Susan Hill's Simon Serrailler series, Maggie O'Farrell's memoir, I Am, I Am, I am and Laura Purcell's The Silent Companions. You have some good reading on your To Be Read list for the Winter. Happy Winter reading Lisa and merry Christmas!

  2. I've only read Hardy and that too decades ago.

  3. Once Upon a River is on my list. I enjoyed her other book so I'm hoping this one is good too. Yes to Between the World and Me. It's a tough one. He makes you think. I added Pachinko to my winter list because of your recommendation. It'll be a good one in January or February. Good luck with your reading!