Fireplace Reads: Three Books To Keep You Content This Season

Most fall days, I have an undeniable urge to run outside and stay outside until the chilly air begins to penetrate my layers and I need to come back inside. But on those colder winter days where I simply want to wrap myself in layers of blankets and never let my feet escape the warmth of my fuzzy socks, a book is exactly what I cravein addition to a steaming peppermint mocha. Luckily, there are books for every seasonal mood:

1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

When you’re feeling nostalgic, travel back in time to the middle of the twentieth century by reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. The book revolves around a passionate female writer named Juliet, and a quaint lovable island, Guernsey, which was occupied by the Germans during WWII. I guarantee that the witty protagonist will put a smile on your face, and that this novel will remind you why you picked up a book in the first place. There is romance, humor, and historical significance in this novel—and it just might make you shed tears of joy and delight. As an added bonus, this book has also recently been made into a Netflix movie in which you can indulge after the book. 


2. The Woman in Cabin 10

For fans of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware is a definite must-read. It is equally mysterious and chilling, and the plot-twist toward the end will have you questioning how you missed it for days. Lauren Blacklock, or "Lo" for short, is a journalist who is assigned to cover a luxury cruise ship’s maiden voyage. During her first night on board, she witnesses a cold-blooded murder—but everyone on the ship is accounted for. Though there is nothing that can corroborate what she saw, Lauren is positive about what she witnessed, and must find a way to convince those on board that there is a murderer in their midst. This novel will definitely have you covered in goosebumps at times, but luckily the blankets and fireplace will be a welcome counterforce. 



3. Big Little Lies 

If you were following the news a couple of years ago, you definitely heard that HBO's Big Little Lies was the talk of the town. Fortunately, Big Little Lies was actually a book by Liane Moriarty before it was turned into a television hit.  The book focuses on three very different women from very different walks of life during pivotal moments in their lives. You will definitely be able to relate to at least one or all three of the main characters, as they are all strikingly familiar. Definitely read it and then watch the Emmy-winning show on HBO. 

Now go off, wrap yourself in a cocoon with one of these books, and let me know what you think!

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