Winter Reading List

10 Books to Read Winter 2017

I’m sharing 10 must-read books to add to your winter reading list. Books to inspire, encourage, and keep you up way past your bedtime.

1.    Junk Gypsy by Jolie and Anne Stiles | Amie and Jolie Sikes are the stars of the popular HGTV show, Junk Gypsies. Their first book is filled with stories from their unique journey as well as DIY projects and bohemian inspired designs.

2.    The Candidate by Lis Wiehl | I am looking forward to reading this mystery novel since my dream job is a career in broadcast journalism.  Erika Sparks is the top cable news host who gives readers an inside look at the political world. Erika is investigating Mike Ortiz, a presidential candidate and his “perfect” wife, Celeste. If you like political thrillers, you should definitely read this one.

3.    The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay | The Tumbling Turner Sisters tells the tale of a poverty-stricken family of four girls who find an unusual solution to their financial problems by joining the world of vaudeville theater. It’s 1919, and proper young ladies don’t wear short skirts or do somersaults, but when their father becomes injured and the family can’t make rent, sisters Gert, Winnie, Kit, and Nell begin rehearsing an acrobatic act. After a few false starts, they find themselves traveling the country, meeting a ragtag group of performers, and becoming seduced by the stage lights. It’s an adventure that gives them unparalleled freedoms and excitement as well as the heartbreak of a few twists of ill fate. If you’re looking for a wonderful escape, you’ll love this big hearted tale of adventure.

4.    Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris | Tim Ferris is the best-selling author of Four Hour Workweek. He also has his own podcast. His book Tools of Titans is about the guests he’s had on his popular podcast. Tim distills the most important lessons, stories, tools, quotes, books and other successful habits of his amazing podcast guests. The book is divided into three sections: healthy, wealthy, and wise. I recommend taking notes since the book contains references to websites, apps, products, and more good tips.

5.    Goop Clean Beauty by Goop Editors | One of my favorite blogs to read is Goop. The editors of Goop just released a beauty book. The book includes interviews with beauty and wellness experts plus a wealth of information on a variety of beauty related topics including products, sleep, exercise, and diet.

6.    It’s Not Fair by Melanie Dale | Melanie shares her story of infertility and adoption. Several other women share their stories of disappointment throughout the book as well. The author also gives tips on how to cope and help others. If you are a person who is living a life you didn’t choose, Melanie writes about her personal journey with humor, pain, humility, and honesty. This book gives any person dealing with pain and suffering in their life the confirmation that we are not alone and walks you through everything from stages of grief, to coping mechanisms, to important relationships, and finally, how to recover with your sanity intact and love your unexpected life.

7.    How to Have a Good Day by Caroline Webb | This is an excellent book to read at the start of the new year. The author shares good tips and tricks to improve our daily experience both at work and at home. Using the power of brain and behavior science to have a good day, Caroline Webb turns science into practical advice, ooffering prompts that change the way you behave and succeed. 

8.    New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp | New Morning Mercies is an excellent devotional book for the new year.

9.    Listen Love Repeat by Karen Ehman | In Karen Ehman’s new book, she sends a message that I think we all need in our world today. Dare to the be that rare person who scatters kindness in an often negative, critical, and combative world.

10.  His Kate by Sue Kravitz | His Kate is a romance novel set in Philadelphia. At its center is Greg Janera, who at twenty-four is a fresh software engineer and veteran sports fan in Philadelphia. His long-term girl friend, Heather, is a bit older and ready to get married.

Though the initial conflict seems common, things get complicated and dramatic when Kate enters the picture, making His Kate into a captivating story of both heartbreak and healing and the difficult decisions we make that change the rest of our lives. As Kate says at one point: “How do you get over the person who you are meant to share your life with?”

I picked this romance novel to read since it takes place in Philadelphia, one of my favorite layovers. This novel would be a wonderful read for fans of Nicholas Sparks.

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