Cozy up to these recommendations that will take your mind off the cold!
A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende: Queen of historical fiction, Isabel Allende, begins her latest novel in 1930s Spain during the Spanish Civil War. Roser and Victor flee their homeland to start a new life in Chile, but their trials are just beginning. With richly drawn characters and lush descriptions, this is a moving story about starting a new life.
When We Were Vikings by Andrew MacDonald: Zelda is a routine-focused 21-year-old living in Canada with her older brother Gert. Zelda was born with fetal alcohol syndrome, but she doesn’t let her differences hold her back. When her brother gets into some trouble with local drug dealers, Viking-obsessed Zelda begins an adventure of her own. Quirky, unforgettable characters make this a delightful coming-of-age story.
Followers by Megan Angelo: This riveting tale of fame in the era of social media is not to be missed. Blogger Orla and her roommate/wannabe Instagrammer Floss come up with a brilliant, yet unethical plan to become famous. Thirty-five years later, their choices have made an impact nobody could have predicted.
The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley: If you’re in need of a sweet, heartwarming read, look no further! When artist Julian writes his life story in a green notebook and leaves it in a cafe, he starts a chain of events that touches many lives. The notebook is passed along to a number of characters, each of whom share their story. This is an uplifting book that will surely put you in a good mood.
The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird by Joshua Hammer: This book is the perfect blend of true crime and environmental justice. Jeffrey Lendrum is a rare bird smuggler who devoted his life to capturing and selling million-dollar falcons. Detective Andy McWilliam will stop at nothing to protect these endangered birds. This is an enthralling read for those with an interest in both nature and crime.