I know we’re all in the thick of holiday celebrations and some of you have been living in a winter wonderland for weeks, but do you know what this Sunday is? The first official day of winter! We’re totally entitled to crawl into bed at 7 pm and get our winter reading on until the days get long enough to live productive lives again!
Here are four books I’m most looking forward to in the next few months. What are you looking forward to reading this winter?
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby (February 2015) Who doesn’t love Nick Hornby? A Long Way Down. About a Boy. High Fidelity! Set in 1960’s London, Funny Girl is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters.
Lucky Alan: And Other Stories by Jonathan Lethem (February 2015) I always love to throw in a collection of short stories. Lethem’s work, humor, and poignancy work in harmony; people strive desperately for connection through words and often misdirect deeds; and the sentences are glorious.
Find Me by Laura van den Berg (February 2015) This thriller is a departure from my comfort zone. Joy has no one. She spends her days working the graveyard shift at a grocery store outside Boston and nursing an addiction to cough syrup, an attempt to suppress her troubled past. But when a sickness that begins with memory loss and ends with death sweeps the country, Joy, for the first time in her life, seems to have an advantage: she is immune.
Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum (March 2015) If I’m judging any book by its cover, its this one. It’s so so lovely, and the endorsement by Janet Fitch doesn’t hurt. A striking debut novel of marriage, fidelity, sex, and morality, featuring a fascinating heroine who struggles to live a life with meaning.