Pumpkin Spice Lattes are out the door as we welcome everything Peppermint, well maybe not everything. This is the time of year when wearing a cozy sweater, your favorite slippers and cozying up next to a fire gives us the same pleasure as a hot summer day at the beach. Reading becomes more frequent this time of year. To prep myself, I sit and scroll through book lists after book lists to see which book I should pick up first. A lot of time, it leads me to thinking that I just wasted a bunch of time, to them wander aimlessly through my local bookstore. Skip the lists and check out this one by Bianca Heyward over on FabFitFun. I found more than one book I am ready to jump into, yes more than one (which never happens).
The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante $10.40
This tells the story of a lifelong friendship between two friends that will captivate you from page one. It’s a very thoughtful gift for anyone you consider a close friend in your life.
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote $9.19
This work of creative non-fiction is brilliant in every sense of the word. Capote masterfully takes you behind the scenes of the murder of the Clutter family in 1959 Kansas, seamlessly blending techniques of a fiction writer with hard reporting.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt $9.79
Most of us may know Tartt for her Pulitzer prize winning novel, The Goldfinch, but she’s not a one-and-done author. This gripping mystery will have you desperate to keep turning the page.
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie $11.80
The celebrated author paints a vivid picture of Nigeria during the ’60s in this incredibly emotional story that takes place during the Biafran War.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo $10.19
Make no mistake, this book is life-changing. Kondo was even named one of Time‘s most influential people of 2015.
In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney $21
Gift this inspiring book for women by women to your favorite woman.
How to Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran $9.99
Everyone loves a good coming of age young adult novel, especially one as hilarious as this one. Follow Caitlin on her journey to discovering if she’s given herself enough pieces to build a girl.
Which books are on your must-read list?