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Books To Add To Your Bookshelf This Winter

It’s Winter, which means it is officially freezing outside in New York City. When I think about the New Year, I think about starting fresh and a blank slate, or a blank page. What we put into our bodies is extremely important, and that includes the ideas we put into our brains. Reading is fuel for our minds and I try to be conscious of that when it comes to choosing books for myself to read and also encouraging my children with their reading choices.

There’s nothing quite like putting on a cozy sweater and chunky blanket and just curling up on the couch with a good book. Of course, this is very niche to Winter, but it is something I think about on colder nights. Reading is such a good way to unwind from the day, relax and escape to a new reality for a moment. Or an hour, give or take. I find that it’s a little more difficult for me and my children to focus on a good read in the colder months. I’m not sure if it’s because of how dark it gets outside so early or the temperature, but it can be difficult to focus when you feel like you’re burning daylight.

The truth is, reading is one of the best things we can do for ourselves. It’s like health for our minds. So a friendly tip, if you need to take a break from something or simply wait until it gets dark out for the night and turn on a cozy lamp, make your environment a comfortable, inviting space for yourself. Make reading time a priority for you and set yourself up to succeed at it. It’s not a chore, but something you are doing to feel good.

I’m always looking for new book recommendations, so if you have any, feel free to comment them!


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Colleen Hoover does it again! This story is about a woman who serves her time for a mistake, and now that she’s out of prison, she has to return to the town where everything took place and hopefully reunite with the bridges she burned.
During a snowstorm, a man and a woman are trapped on a ski lift together and instead of calling his parents to say goodbye, he lies and says he’s in a relationship. When the two survive the snowstorm, they now have to face the lie. Will it become true?
Ari has dreamed of becoming a weather woman. When her boss’s relationship goes through trouble, she teams up with the sportscaster Russel, to get their bosses back together. But who has the real chemistry?
Cooper is going through a divorce, so his parents drag him to a dive bar, where he runs into Nora, his ex-wife’s best friend. Girl code says he’s off limits, but what if there’s a connection?
Preeti’s parents moved her and her brother to America from India. She falls in love with a man of another religion and is shut out by her parents. A tragic accident takes place and she must return home, where she hopes to fix things with her family.
Kat has always been weird about death, but when her mother’s dying wish is to be stuffed and displayed in her home, things get weirder. As her family emigrates, they learn what it truly means to tell your family store and keep it alive.
Antique store owner Cricket finds out her husband is having an affair, so she enlists the help of her assistant, Ruby and a PI. As they begin to unravel the truth, Cricket’s chaotic life is revealed. The grass isn’t always greener.
Jane and Fiona have been best friends since 2nd grade. While Fiona moves to NYC and finds hardship, Jane mourns the loss of her father. As they float out of each other’s lives, they realize how important the other is to them.
Violeta is the fifth child and only daughter. Her family has survived massive events like the Spanish Flu, but as The Great Depression enters, will her family continue to be okay or crumble?
Ansel is scheduled to be executed in 12 hours. We begin to learn about his past and all the women he has forced the same fate on. This book is full of suspense and will have you at the edge of your seat.
Emily Henry is back again with a great read! Nora is a heroine for her clients, but when she takes a vacation with her sister to a small town, she learns that she needs to become the heroine in her own story.
Smita is a journalist who left her country years ago. Now she has to do a story on a woman from her village who marries a man from another religion and culture and is shunned. She must face the harsh reality of how much a culture weighs on lives, rather than having heart.
A group of friends seemingly has it all together. But when a new friend, Isobel, emerges, she stirs up drama that no one saw coming.
Joan is a Chinese-American thirty something working in the ICU. She is doing fine, until her father passes and her mother moves in. During a high stress time in the world, she must remain hopeful.
Kiara is desparate for work, as she has to care for her brother and the 9 year old next door who was abandoned. She accidentally ends up being a key witness to a massive scandal and must now work with the police department. Where will this lead her?

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