Winter Book List

22 January 2015,   By ,  

We’ve been reading many, many books lately. After all, it is the thing to do when it’s too cold outside to be social and mingle with friends. House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black have yet to return to Netflix, and we so gladly seek comfort in our first true love: books! The thing with books is that they’re not like movies, where the best ones come out during the summer and sometimes trickle into the rest of the year. Good books are always being published and so you always have something to read.

Here’s some books that YOU should read soon:

The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins

The Girl On The Train is perfect for anyone who likes a good thriller/mystery and is okay with not leaving their bed/couch for a few hours due to it being so suspenseful! Without giving too much away, the book centres around Rachel, who takes the train every single day at 8:04 AM into London. On her way into the city, she keeps an eye out for her favourite couple, Jess and Jason (spoiler alert: not their real names, she totally made that part up). They seem like the perfect suburban couple – beautiful, young, and so in love. Anyway, since the book is a mystery, something bad happens – Jess goes missing – and Rachel kinda can piece things together but she herself is a bit of a hot mess, and so she doesn’t know what really happened. And that’s when the book gets really good.

The Rosie Effect – Graeme Simsion

Remember when we put The Rosie Project on our Favourite 10 Books of 2013 list? Well, fans rejoice because the sequel just came out late last year! The Rosie Effect is possibly just as good as The Rosie Project, and follows the couple to New York where they start a new chapter in their now-married life: parenthood! In typical Don manner, he’s trying to learn everything he can about pregnancy and what to expect through hours of research and studies. We don’t want to spoil the book, but you’ll love it if you’re into rom-coms and good books. Plus, Don and Rosie are the most oddly-matched couple ever, which makes this so much more enjoyable.

Us – David Nicholls

Another second novel by another best-selling author, Us is about families and love. It’s a novel about how life can change so fast, and how things might just not be what they seem. Douglas, the main character, is looking forward to his moody 17-year old son leaving for school so that he can spend more time with the love of his life, and wife of three decades, Connie. But then Connie tells him she wants a divorce  – and his whole world comes tumbling down. Connie kinda didn’t think this big announcement through because she had planned a four-month trip across Europe in order to encourage their son’s artistic flair. It seems like a waste to cancel it and Douglas puts his plan into work – it’s time to make Connie fall back in love with him, and bond with an angsty teenage son.

Have you read any good books lately? We’re always on the hunt for a new good read – so let us know below or on Twitter!