Best 6 Books to Cozy Up with This Winter Jan 18, 2017 by Sarah (Day Styles)

With the weather being so cold, do we need another excuse to stay inside and cozy up? Maybe not, but here’s one anyways. These are the books that we need to be curling up with this winter. So grab your cup of tea, a cozy blanket, and let’s get reading!

Tender by Belinda McKeon

Pan Macmillan

“Tender” comes from best-selling author Belinda McKeon, who wrote the novel “Solace.” Her new novel is about the lives of two Irish lovers in the 90s who come from two vastly different backgrounds during a period of change and turmoil. The novel will have you entwined in the ups and downs of this couple’s emotional journey.

Selection Day by Aravind Adiga

Pan Macmillan

Aravind Adiga is author of the best-selling novel “The White Tiger.” He has brought us this new book about two brothers coming from the slums of Mumbai and their conflicts with each other and their overbearing father. Their father wants them to become rich and successful cricket players, but these two young men need to go on their own journey of ambition and self-discovery.

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

Grove Atlantic

Roxane Gay is the author behind “An Untamed State” and “Bad Feminist,” and in her latest collection of stories she depicts an array of different women. From wives and sister to engineers and strippers, rich and poor, promiscuous and monogamous, these women all struggle with different conflicts including love, money, weight, and sexual assault. Gay’s sharp psychological insight has made her one of the best voices for the varied experiences of women, and this is one book that you won’t be able to put down.

A Really Good Day by Ayelet Waldman

Penguin Random House

Ayelet Waldman is law professor, celebrated novelist and essayist, and has long struggled with a mood disorder that at one point threatened her writing career. “A Really Good Day” is a documentation of her month-long experience with LSD, administered in tiny ‘subtherapeutic microdoses.’ She documents her daily experiences with extreme precision, all while also appealing to her audience with revealing anecdotes and fascinating insights into medicine, law, and family life. It documents the way she deals with the highs and lows of life as a writer, mother and wife.

Always Happy Hour by Mary Miller

Livewright / WW Norton

This book contains sixteen different stories from author Mary Miller, each narrated by a woman battling with difficulties and dissatisfactions of love, friendship, and life in general. Each narrator battles different issues and comes from a variety of backgrounds, from a trailer park to a college professor, it showcases the author's extreme talent as each woman is just as relatable as the last.

Little Deaths by Emma Flint

Pan Macmillan

Emma Flint’s debut novel is the gripping story of a mother living in Queens in the 1960s who wakes up one morning to find out that her children have gone missing. She quickly becomes the prime suspect but one reporter -and the reader! - has a feeling that there’s more to this story. Inspired by true events, it’s basically impossible to put down this taught thriller that’s great for a cold winter’s night.

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