It’s (kind of) starting to get cold here in Chicago. I say “kind of” because it was 70 degrees the other day! Living here is basically exactly like living in New England – it could be snowy one day and warm enough to wear shorts the next. But hey, if the weather wants to stay it the 70’s (or even the 50’s and 60’s) for the next few months, I will gladly take it!
Anyways, since it will inevitably get cold here soon, I am thinking of things that I actually enjoy about the winter. One of my favorite parts of it is staying in, in pajamas, and cuddling up with a cup of coffee and a good book! I wanted to share my top five unforgettable books that are worth spending a weekend on.
American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld – I know that I’ve mentioned this book on my blog before, but it is seriously so good. This was a pretty long read (almost 600 pages!), but I truly never wanted the story to end. To be honest, from the description, I thought the story was going to be very dry, but I got it off hold from the library so I decided to give it a try. I’m so glad I did because it definitely has been one of my favorite books I’ve read in 2016. From wonderful characters to an enthralling storyline, I could not put it down!
Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben – I read this book on summer vacation and loved it. This is a mystery centered around a murder and something suspicious captured on a nanny cam. This story kept me guessing until the end and was definitely a page turner.
The Ramblers by Aidan Donnelley Rowley – I loved the way that this book had rotating narrators and followed different people’s stories, yet they were all weaved together. This was a quick read but I found myself very invested in the characters throughout the novel. I also loved how it wasn’t a light and fluffy read, yet was not overbearingly heavy.
A Cry in the Night by Mary Higgins Clark – this is a VERY old book but I read it a couple of years ago and could absolutely not stop reading. I remember I sat in front of the fire in the same arm chair all day reading until the end. It was such an intriguing and thrilling mystery that I absolutely had to know what happened. Oldie but goodie alert!
In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware – I read this last year right around Thanksgiving time, which is what got me thinking about it lately. This was yet another book that I was obsessed with and absolutely could not put down because I simply needed to know what happened. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it. As a side note, I am still waiting on Ruth Ware’s newest thriller – The Woman in Cabin 10 – to come off my library hold list, but I will review it after I read it!