The cold weather and rainy days are giving us the perfect excuse to stay inside and curl up with a good book. Okay, it is not really that cold outside. Sorry mid-westerners and east coast people everywhere that are freezing!!!! We did have to close our windows and bring the cat in. And, we still will offer some good reading suggestions for our January beach days.
Here is what we are reading...
Title: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Author: Cheryl Strayed
Genre: Memoir and Autobiography
About and Why: Tells the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again. This is perfect for the adventurous sole, for the one who has lost a loved one, for the one who needs to forgive and forget and so much more.
Title: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Author: Robin Sharma
About and Why: Tells the story of a successful lawyer that is is searching for something more. His physical and emotional breakdown sets him off on a life changing journey. This is a great read during this new year on finding how to live a meaningful, peaceful and fulfilling life.
Title: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Genre: Mystery and Thriller
About and Why: Tells the story about a marriage gone very, very bad. It opens with the perfect couple, Nick and Amy, celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary when beautiful Amy disappears. Nick subsequently acts very strange, but holds tight to his innocence. This novel will make you question how well you know the ones that you love. A page turner for sure.
Title: The Tiger's Wife
Author: Tea Obreht
Genre: Literary Novel
About and Why: Set in a Balkan country, Natalia, a young doctor, investigates the recent and peculiar circumstances of the death of her grandfather. She revisits stories her grandfather told her about "the deathless man," but what becomes the most telling tale is what her grandfather never told her about regarding the legend of the Tiger's Wife. A novel that is a finalist for a National Book Award.
Title: The New Yorker
Genre: American Magazine
About and Why: You get so much from reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, cartoons, satire and poetry. It does have cultural events that focus on New York, but has a wide and broad readership because of how much it offers. Trust us, you will get hooked.
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