[L]et’s read all the words. We’re also going to need a lot of blankets, a cozy pair of socks, a lot of hot chocolate with a weird amount of mini marshmallows, and a fireplace would also be nice.
Here’s what’s on my reading list this Winter. Humanity, a splash of murder, and a bit about food. You know… the usual.
Us: a novel by David Nicholls • Heartfelt fiction on life, marriage on parenting. The real things, as they are, in a story. Exactly what we want sometimes, right?
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng • Family, murder, history, culture. All the things within.
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett • Danger, surprise, soooo many emotions, and the Amazon jungle. It’s everything.
Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson • I love reading food writing, especially in cold weather… when I’m much more hungry. The history of how, what, and whyyyy we eat. It’s fascinating.
Food: a love story by Jim Gaffigan • What a really funny man thinks about kale, coconut water, and pretzel bread. I mean… come on.
Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky • If there’s any time to read about the history of salt, it’s Winter. Also… get yo self some french fries. Feel like a king / queen.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman • Reading some tragic young adult fiction isn’t a crime, it’s a page turner.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt • Now that I live in the South I feel bound and obligated to read this book. Also, waiting for the Serial podcast every Thursday is too hard and I need more suspense and intrigue throughout the week.
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin • The man, the myth, the legend.