It’s beginning to be the time of year where outdoor adventures are decreasing and indoor activities are increasing. In the colder months, there is nothing better than curling up with a steamy drink and settling into a good book. I know finding a book worth sitting down and reading for hours at a time can be hard, but I promise it is definitely worth the hunt! I want to try to help out and share some of my current favorites that are good books to just dive right into.
A Time to Kill by John Grisham
If you have never read any Grisham novels, you must start now! A Time to Kill is the perfect book of his to start with. Grisham focuses on a defense attorney in the south who defends the man who killed the two men who raped his daughter. I know my description sounds a little heavy but I promise the amazing characters and exciting plot make the book one that will keep you turning pages before you realize you’ve been reading for hours!
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Everyone has heard of Mr. Green’s famous novels Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars, and Looking for Alaska, and trust me all of those are good, but for a nice easy snow-day read, I would recommend this book. The novel centers around a boy who has just been dumped by 19 girls named Katherine and goes on a road trip with his best friend to help get over the devastation. John Green does not disappoint with his amazing characters and laugh-out-loud moments in the book. An Abundance of Katherines is very light hearted and easy to read yet still intriguing and enjoyable.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
My cousin recommended this book to me a few summers ago and it lived up to every praise she sang in its name. I can’t give anything away, but I will say the ending is unexpected and brings a whole new level to the book. We Were Liars is a true page-turner and a book you don’t want to miss out on.
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
A collection of short stories about the Vietnam War, The Things They Carried is quite the book. I had to read this for an english class and I promise it is not your typical high school english class book. Filled with truth about the war, Tim O’Brien writes with an honesty and skill to capture the effects of the war in a way you would never expect. The book is not your typical war novel so even if you have an aversion to war, you can still appreciate the piece of literature.
I realize the majority of the books I have mentioned take place in the summer but I promise it doesn’t matter when you read them, they are still some great novels. I’ve read most of these more than once and every single time I crack them open I get sucked in and can’t stop reading! I hope you check out and enjoy some of these fantastic novels!
Commend below some of your favorite books! I’m always looking for a new book to dive into!