I love to read. I love stacks of books waiting to be read. I love bookshelves stuffed full of old favorites. I love tracking my “wish list” books on Amazon and my finished books on Goodreads.
During the cold winter months, I find that I read frequently, bundled up in front of the fire on icy evenings or snuggled under the covers on snowy mornings. The stack piled on my nightstand reflects my interests remarkably well, so I wanted to pass along my winter reading list to help anyone who’s looking for a good book (or two… or three… or more) for the cold month ahead:
- Room: A Novel: A zippy page-turner. My book club’s February selection, I read this novel cover-to-cover this past weekend.
- Writing on the Margins: Essays on Composition and Teaching: This is a collection of essays about teaching writing. I’ve had it on my desk for ages, so I’m relieved it finally made its way to my nightstand.
- Pets and the Planet: A Practical Guide to Sustainable Pet Care: I’ve read two other eco-friendly pet care books recently. One was meh and the other was even worse. I have high hopes for this one because I’m looking for a little inspiration for an upcoming project…
- The Liars’ Club: A Memoir: This memoir has been on my Amazon wish list for years (literally – I think I added it in 2008).
- The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick’s Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption: I picked up this book the day it came out, but I haven’t been able to make myself read it yet. It’s time.
Animal welfare, sustainability, narrative nonfiction, teaching… This stack reflects my varied interests, which is what makes my “to read” pile so exciting. I can’t wait to dig in!
What’s in your “to read” stack? How do those books reflect you and your interests?