Reading list for winter


One thing I love about Autumn/Winter is having more time to cosy up indoors with a book. Although I challenged myself to read more over the summer this year, quite often when spring hits I find myself reading less – we’re out and about much more, and often sat out with the kids in the garden until late. With the dark evenings here, and the weather being less than inviting, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a book.

I usually have more than one on the go at once, finding it useful to keep books around the house so I can pick one up when I have five minutes. In the business of my days, I try and make five minutes once or twice, to sneak off for a hot coffee and a chapter or two of a book. It’s just enough time for me to recalibrate, to take a few deeps breaths and re-energise to tackle the rest of my days.

My ideal evening, once the house is quiet and the kiddos all tucked up, would be curled up on the sofa with a hot chocolate, a blanket, a bagful of pistachios and a good book {or three}. Often I’ll find myself reading whilst waiting for the big kids to get home from that night’s groups.

I’m hoping to get through a good stack of books this winter, a mix of fiction and non-fiction, some poetry, some self-help, some feel good… And while I much prefer an actual, physical book to an e-book any day, I do always have a novel on the go on my kindle, as I can read that late at night/early in the morning in bed with no need for a light that would wake up Beastie!

Here are a few of my ‘to-reads’ for Autumn/Winter….

~ Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
~ Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe
~ Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
~ Things That Join the Sea and the Sky: Field Notes on Living by Mark Nepo
~ Wild Embers: Poems of rebellion, fire and beauty by Nikita Gill
~ Braving the Wilderness: The quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone by Brene? Brown
~ Hit So Hard by Patty Schemel
~ Mrs. Caliban Paperback – 28 Nov 2017 by Rachel Ingalls
~ The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

One thought on “Reading list for winter

  1. I totally agree Polly, having time to read more is the best thing about this time of year. I have such a backlog of stuff to read! I’ll have to check out the books on your reading list. Happy Autumn Xx

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