Monday, November 16, 2015

Winter Reading List

I'm really pleased with how my Summer Reading list really kept me on track with what I was reading the past few months. I chose books with intention, made some adjustments and additions and all in all managed to get to quite a few books that I'd been meaning to read for ages. 

So I thought I would compile a similar list for the Winter months as well. Since I tend to do much more reading during the cold winter months (something about curling up on the couch with a cozy blanket and warm drink that just isn't the same in the summer...) this list is a little longer than the last one. As always, this is just a starting point, but I'd be thrilled if I managed to get to some of these books this winter:

The Goldfinch // Donna Tartt
As can be seen in the above photo, I've started this already. I'm just a few chapters in and am really enjoying it so far. I bought this for Waldi last Christmas and he really enjoyed it, and I've been meaning to read it since then. Glad I finally picked it up!

Little Women // Lousia May Alcott
This is a reread, and one of my favorite books from my childhood. To me, it's the perfect book to reread around Christmas time (and the movie is good to watch around the holidays too!)

Great Expectations // Charles Dickens
Several weeks ago, I was thinking about how I've only ever read one Dicken's book (and it's A Christmas Carol). It's past time to change this, and I thought I'd start with this one because, well... I already have it. But also, I've heard great things. 

Career of Evil // Robert Galbraith
I'm excitedly awaiting the day when my local library will get this lastest book from Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling). I've read and enjoyed both previous books and am sure this one won't disappoint. 

As Always, Julia // Julia Child
About a year and a half ago, I read Julia Child's memoir My Life in France. It really is such a lovely book and I enjoyed it so much. This one is a collection of her letters and I've been dying to get my hands on it for the past several months. 

All the Light We Cannot See // Anthony Doerr
I have heard only good things about this book. Waldi wants to read it as well, so I'm thinking maybe early Christmas present for us? We'll see...

The Night Circus // Erin Morgenstern
This is a bit of a whim, but I stumbled across a copy of it in a large (English section of a) bookstore in Frankfurt several weeks ago, and was intrigued. Hopefully I can find a copy soon!

Tender Hooks // Beth Ann Fennelly
I've been wanting to get back into reading poetry for a little while now. It can be such a great way to start the morning- a quiet moment with a cuppa and a poem or two. I've enjoyed Beth Ann Fennelly's other writing so I thought I may give this collection a try. 

What are you guys reading recently, or hoping to read over the coming Winter months? If you've read any of the books on this list I'd love to hear your thoughts about them!


  1. Ooh, Great Expectations is one of my all-time favorites! I also really enjoyed The Night Circus when I read it a few years ago. Enjoy!

  2. I love your reading lists, they are so inspiring! I also really want to read The Goldfinch, since I read The Secret History by Donna Tartt this summer and really enjoyed it. Right now I'm reading Middlemarch by George Eliot, and I think I'm enjoying it. Not sure quite yet, it's all a bit confusing. But I'm sticking with it for now!

  3. Oh oh I'm going to read great expectations (one of my favs by the way) and little women!!!!

  4. At the moment I'm finishing up Yes Please and starting Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History.

  5. what a nice thoughtfully assembled list!!! I'm going to 'borrow' a few suggestions, OK? :)