There’s no better time to take up reading than the winter season as your cooped up inside anyways – especially if you’re in Chi-beria like me. Overall, I love reading during my commute to help pass the time and do something a little more productive than scrolling through my phone. I also turn to a good book as a substitute to my Netflix obsession whenever I need to take a break from the electric screen. (I shared how I get a ton of my ebooks and audiobooks for free over here if you’ve missed it.)
Below I’ve rounded up a few books for my winter reading list! I haven’t read any of the following yet, so synopses of all from Goodreads.
This one might sound familiar as it was made into a major motion picture starring Anne Hathaway (which I have seen and enjoyed), so I’m hoping that the book is even better than the film, which is often the case! Plus, I thoroughly enjoy stories that play with the concept of time.
Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself. Read more
Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps
From the basic synopses, I already feel like this would make the perfect college graduation gift for nearly anyone. My friends and I would always joke that there needed to be a “Life 101” class that taught us the fundamental skills we’d need in the real world, such as changing a tire, basic budgeting, etc. With an extra dash of humor, I think this book might fit that bill.
From breaking up with frenemies to fixing your toilet, this way fun comprehensive handbook is the answer for aspiring grown-ups of all ages. Read more
The Light We Lost
I just LOVE a good love story! This one made Reese Witherspoon’s book club… Must I say more?
This devastatingly romantic debut novel about the enduring power of first love, with a shocking, unforgettable ending, is Love Story for a new generation. Read more
Sophia Amoruso, founder and CEO of clothing company Nasty Gal, shares her insights in this part self-help book and part memoir. I’m hopeful that this book will be inspirational and powerful for any young woman in the workforce.
In #GIRLBOSS Sophia Amoruso tells the story of her incredible success. She shows how everyone can become successful, if you trust yourself and follow your instinct. Read more
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between
Raise your hand if you loved Gilmore Girls and/or Parenthood (*raises hand on both accounts*). Lauren Graham’s book has been on my list for quite some time, and I’m really hoping to get to it this winter.
In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood—along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls, where she plays the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore once again. Read more
The End of the Affair
This one is an oldie and considered somewhat of a classic from 1951 with a tale as old as time: a love triangle gone awry.
“This is a record of hate far more than of love,” writes Maurice Bendrix in the opening passages of The End of the Affair, and it is a strange hate indeed that compels him to set down the retrospective account of his adulterous affair with Sarah Miles. Read more
What’s on your winter reading list? Comment below with any of your book recommendations, I’d love to hear them!
P.S. If you enjoyed this, you might also like my Fall Reading List.