I am an avid reader. In fact, I want to start my own book club, where all I can do is spend my days reading, wrapped in a blanket and drinking hot tea (Am I 23 going on 60?).
Being busy with work and school, occupies my time and I unfortunately never have the time read all the books I want. That being said, I can’t help but celebrate when Winter break begins! I can finally escape my reality and indulge in the stories and words of a great pile of books.
While my “To Read” List continues getting longer, here’s some books you should definitely read this Winter:
- Not That Kind of Girl– Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham (creator, producer and actress in HBO’s “Girls“) writes a quirky memoir in which she illuminates the experiences that are part of the “growing up” process. From falling in love, feeling alone, gaining weight, etc. Dunham writes as the voice of this generation and says that it’s okay to not have it altogether in your adult years, because let’s be real, being a grown up sucks!
- The 5th Wave –Rick Yancey
With The Hunger Games and Divergent ending with their last installments, it’s time to dive into the next trilogy. This story follows 16 year-old, Cassie, trying to survive the alien invasion that has threatened the human population. Being one of the only survivors, Cassie must learn to stay alive and find her missing brother in the process. Umm can we say Cassie is a badass? You go girl!
- Bliss– Shay Mitchell & Michaela Blaney
Pretty Little Liars actress, Shay Mitchell dives into her writing chops, penning her first novel with her best friend Michaela. Writing a story about three best friends taking on the world of L.A., this book is sure to be fill the empty void we’ve had since The Hills finished.
- Strong Looks Better Naked– Khloe Kardashian
Sharing her own struggles with body issues, insecurities and relationships, Khloe writes a meditation on finding strength, confidence and beauty in yourself. When reading this book, you’ll feel like she’s your best girlfriend telling you to get out there and own it, because you are stronger than you think. Get it Girl!
- The Dressmaker – Rosalie Ham
A story about haute couture, romance and redemption, dressmaker Tilly Dunnage returns to the small Australian town she was banished from as a child, to aid her sick mother. Tilly not only becomes involved in a new romance, but also dedicates herself to transforming everyone’s fashion. Adapted as a film starring Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth, this book is a must read for fans of romance and the world of fashion.
- Tales from the Back Row– Amy Odell
The editor of Cosmopolitan.com, shares a hilarious tell-all about the fashion world, in which you learn what it’s really like to work in the fashion industry
- See Me– Nicholas Sparks
While nothing will ever beat the love stories that are A Walk to Remember and The Notebook (I can’t even count how many times I have ugly cried), Sparks writes yet another beautiful love story surely to make you grab that tissue box and tub of Froyo. Colin and Maria are two people struggling with their own pasts, but once they cross paths their lives will forever be changed. Now go cuddle with your stuffed animal and read this book.
- Troublemaker– Leah Remini
Actress, talk show host, and reality television star Leah writes a memoir about her life after leaving the Church of Scientology. Opening up about her experience for the first time, Remini reveals in-depth details of her painful split with the church and the controversy within the religion. Count us in for this juicy scoop!