• What to Read to Round Out Your Winter Reading Challenge

    What to Read to Round Out Your Winter Reading Challenge

Whether you are traveling for the holidays or just looking for a book to keep you warm throughout the chilly season, this list will give you what to read for the winter. If you’re a bibliophile who loves to set an annual reading goal, land track it like you can with GoodReads, these snow-filled reads to round out the end of your 2020 winter reading challenge and begin 2021 on the right foot.

Pick One or More to Round Out Your Winter Reading Challenge

The Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

Set in 1914 England and as Evie’s brother, Will, and his best friend, Tom, leave to join the fry in Europe they believe they will be home in time to celebrate Christmas in Paris. But as WWI rages on for months and then years, the savagery impacts all three as they write letters to each other about the struggle.

If you are looking for a book to tug on your heartstrings this season, The Last Christmas in Paris will do just that.

Something New Under the Sun by John Robert McNeil

Warming things up a little, Something New Under the Sun documents the activities of the human species and its impact on the environment. Despite being an incredible work of academic scholarship, this book is highly accessible to anyone interested in the way people influenced planetary changes.

If you are looking to get in the spirit of interconnectivity between yourself and the environment, this is the book for you.

Kwanzaa Angel by Shirley Hailstock

Erin is a small business owner in her hometown. But as her family prepares for Kwanzaa, a blast from the past blows into town. The man who stood her up at her high school prom. Though she sees him as a nemesis, Raimi sees hope for rekindling a sixteen-year-old flame. And when he discovers they are bidding on the same property, chaos will surely stall his romantic plans.

If you are looking for a cozy romance story to get you through the season, this should be your number one choice.

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

The first book by an African-American writer to win a Hugo Award, The Fifth Season is the first book in the Broken Earth series. On a faraway planet with a supercontinent called the Stillness, the inhabitants experience a catastrophic fifth season every few centuries. The story follows  Essun, Damaya, and Syenite as they try to survive these devastating times.

If you are looking for a book with a dark mood to match the grim weather, The Fifth Season is sure to shake up your reading list.

White Fang by Jack London

Set in the frozen wilds of the Yukon Trail, White Fang is the tale of a wolf-dog who neither belongs in the wild or the world of men. Born into a fierce world, the little pup learns of nature’s brutal truths as the lone survivor of his pack. Eventually, he is found by a man named Grey Beaver and his introduction to the world of man begins.

Like many of Jack London’s stories, White Fang is a lonely contemplation on the human condition and the nature of the wild. A perfect read for the waxer of philosophies.

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie

Looking for a cozy murder mystery for the holidays? Well, Hercule Poirot delivers just that in this cutting classic. When the wealthy Simeon Lee decides one Christmas to announce that he is cutting his four sons and their wives from his will, the festive holiday gathering turns ferocious. When Hercule comes to investigate he begins to unravel some mysterious family ties.

This book is perfect for the murder mystery lover who wants to feel a little festive.

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