My Winter Reading List

Truth be told, my current “to read” list is roughly 45 books long. But we have to start somewhere, so I’m starting with 4 (ish).

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I’m a sucker for a good book – whether it’s an autobiography, a cheesy romance (aka my favorite beach reads), or a murder mystery. You can (almost) always find a book in my bag and my boyfriend yelling at me to stop reading and pay attention to him. Although, when work gets busy, I slow down on the reading and then I fall out of habit and next thing you know, I haven’t read a book in six months.

Plus, reading is a great way to relax after work and reduce the amount of time I spend on my computer! I’m now trying to read at least one book per month (that adds up quick!). With roughly ten books on my bookshelf right now that I need to read, I figured I’d set some mini goals.

Here’s what’s on my winter reading list:


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The Female Persuasion

After shy college freshman, Greer Kadetsky, hears Faith Frank speak, feels her inner world light up. As she goes down this exciting new path, she winds towards a life she had always imagined and away from the love of her boyfriend, Cory.

We all have that light flickering in us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. The Female Persuasion is about that flame and about the people that guide, those who follow, how those roles evolve over time, and the desire that is in all of us.

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A Stranger in the House

Tom and Karen Krupp are happy – they’re recently married, living in the perfect home in upstate New York, live a comfortable life, and have no children. One day, Tom comes home from work to find his wife no where to be found, with her purse, cell phone, and ID left behind. Shortly after, two police officers knock at the door to take him to the hospital to see his wife, who has just been in a car accident in one of the worst areas of town.

Leaving Karen without her memory, she returns home and has to start putting the pieces back together. What happened? Before long, she has discovered someone has been in her house. Was someone trying to kill her? In this quiet upstate New York home, everyone is a strange and everyone has something to hide.

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Irena’s Children

Young social worker, Irena Sendler, was granted access to the Warsaw ghetto as a public health specialist in 1942. As she began to understand to understand the fate of the Jewish families, she decided something needed to happen. With the help of local tradesmen, ghetto residents, and her star-crossed lover, Irena smuggled thousands of children out of the ghetto, past the Nazis.

The most dangerous part of all? She kept a secret list of all of the names and true identities of the Jewish children with hopes that after the war, their families could find them. This is her story.

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In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama is one of the most iconic women of our era. As the first African American women to serve as First Lady, she helped create the  most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. Advocating for women and girls across the world, helping families make healthier lifestyle changes, and standing beside her husband during his presidency, Michelle Obama has become everyone’s best friend.

In her memoir, Michelle Obama chronicles the experiences that have shaped her. Reflecting on both triumphs and disappointments in her public and private life, she tells her story as she lived it, in her own words and on her own terms.

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The Next Person You Meet in Heaven

The sequal to The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells of the heavinly reunion between Eddie and Annie (the little girl he saves at the beginning of the book), in The Next Person You Meet in Heaven. The accident that killed Eddie left an incredible mark on Annie, Mitch Albom’s latest book tells the story of Annie. Bullied by her peers, haunted by something she cannot remember, and finding acceptance as she grows. Opening with the story of Annie and Paulo, their wedding, and an unimagineable accident, Annie finds herself on her own heavenly journey.

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What books are you reading or are on your reading list?




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  1. 12.18.18
    Cathy said:

    These sound like great books, I will have to check them out! Thanks for the suggestions!



  2. 12.18.18
    Mollie said:

    I’ve been wanting to read Becoming!!! I’m interested to hear what you think!

    xx Mollie

  3. 12.18.18
    Rach said:

    Oo these are all really great books! I’m so intrigued by A stranger in the house!

  4. 12.18.18

    So many great reads. I need to add these to my list.

  5. 12.18.18

    I LOVE Mitch Albom!! I had no idea there was a sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven!! Can’t wait to read this!!

    xoxo Sarah

  6. 12.18.18

    I have read A Stranger in the House. Becoming is on my list But I rely on my library and the wait it REAL long.


  7. 12.18.18
    Stephanie said:

    These certainly sound like some good reads. I’ll admit, I basically never branch out of fantasy/sci-fi books, but every once in a while I like a good self-help or motivational book. And sometimes (just sometimes) I’ll pick up a cheesy romance and love it to death hehe!

  8. 12.18.18
    Lyddiegal said:

    My reading always ebbs and flows, when I have a book I love, I simply wont put it down, but then I might not read another for months. Sounds like you’ve got some great books to dive into!

  9. 12.18.18

    oh i need to pick up a few of these! i’m in need of a good book!!

  10. 12.19.18
    EM said:


  11. 12.23.18

    Ooh these all look great! Adding some to my list.