Good Reads

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” -C.S. Lewis.

Winter has arrived, and, as the days get shorter and drearier, we seek an upside. Never mind the cold weather, try going inside. It’s the perfect season to curl up with a blanket, sip hot cocoa, and read a great book. For the avid readers, as well as those who do not quite favor reading, here are a few books that anyone could fall in love with.

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger – Try this bitter-sweet novel which will take any romance lover on a trip he or she will not regret. Not only untraditional, but Niffenegger also writes with depth and craftiness.

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett – Looking for a book rich with culture and quite a bit of excitement? Try Bel Canto, which does a take on thrill and romance put together.
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Brontë – A great novel to jump into if you are intrigued by classic literature and unraveling mysteries.

October Sky by Homer Hickam – This book is a true story that could be considered as enthralling and poignant writing. From a lost town in the middle of West Virginia, Hickam writes of his dreams as a young boy.

The Story Girl by Lucy Maud Montgomery – This book is a borderline collection of many stories filled with folklore and imaginative legends. However, the book itself takes on a plot of its own as the stories are told by a character.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – The author himself said he wanted to write “something new – something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned.” Pick this book up and see where our recent banquet inspiration really originated.

As writer George R. R. Martin once said through one of the characters in his books, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies…the man who never reads lives only once.” Make the best of your time during winter break by diving into a good book!