Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011 Winter Reads – Cozy Up With a Good Book

“Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour. ”
–  John Boswell


What a brilliant quote to personify how we as readers stockpile our books to read over the lingering wintry season!  Choosing the best suited reading list takes some pondering, especially at this time of year when we read numerous “best lists” to assist us with our selections. It is my hope that many of these titles I’ve chosen will find their way into your homes for you to read this winter.  I can think of no better place to idle my time than sitting in my cozy reading chair at home with many of these titles listed below in my possession!  What bliss and gratification befalls us when we finish a book and think of it as a lovely dear friend.

For those of you who are well acquainted with me know that the other part of my idling time will be spent enjoying the company of my two young grandsons, Bryce and Kashton! I surely will be reading books to the both of them over these cold winter days.  I can’t think of a better way to bond with them but through sharing the love of books and reading to another generation of children. 

Want to purchase some of these books? All you need do is click on any of the titles to go directly to Amazon and you’ll own the books in minutes.

 May your holidays be safe and happy!

Childrens’ Fiction

E-mergency! E-Mergencyby Tom Lichtenheld and Ezra Fields-Meyer

M.O.M. M.O.M. (Mom Operating Manual) by Doreen Cronin and  Laura Cornell

Press Here Press Hereby Herve Tullet

I Want My Hat Back I Want My Hat Backby Jon Klassen

Childrens’ Non-Fiction

America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2011: The Day the Towers Fell (Kindle Edition)America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell by Don Brown

Balloons over Broadway: The Tr... Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet

Middle Grades – Fiction

Breadcrumbs Bread Crumbsby Anne Ursu

The Outcasts (Brotherband Chro...The Outcasts (Brotherband Chronicles, #1) by John Flanagan

The Son of Neptune (Heroes of... The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, book 2) by Rick Riordan

Wonderstruck Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Middle Grades Non-Fiction

Titanic Sinks!: Experience the... Titanic Sinks! By Barry Denenberg

Young Adult – Fiction

Ashfall (Ashfall, #1)Ashfall (Ashfall, 1) by Mike Mullin

Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chroni... Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chronicles, Book 3)  by Cami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Circle of Fire (Prophecy of th... Circle of Fire (Prophecy of the Sisters, Book 3) by Michelle Zink

Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Da...Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) by Lainie Taylor

Divergent (Divergent, #1) Divergent (Divergent, Book 1) by Veronica Roth

The End of EverythingThe End of Everythingby Megan Abbott

How to Save a Life How to Save a Lifeby Sara Zarr

Miss Peregrine's Home for Pecu... Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Childrenby Ransom Riggs

The Name of the Star (Shades o...The Name of the Star (Shades of London, 1) by Maureen Johnson

The Night CircusThe Night Circusby Erin Morgenstern

Young Adult Non-Fiction

Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, an... Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibitionby Karen Blumenthal

Adult Fiction

12221222 (A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel)by Anne Holt

11/22/63 11/22/63by Stephen King

The Baker's Daughter The Baker’s Daughterby Sarah McCoy

Breaking Silence (Kate Burkhol...Breaking Silenceby Linda Castillo

A Discovery of Witches (All So...The Discovery of Witchesby Deb Harkness

GraveminderGraveminder by Melissa Marr

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty A Grown-Up Kind of Prettyby Joshilyn Jackson

Joy For BeginnersJoy for Beginnersby Erica Bauermeister

The Kitchen Daughter The Kitchen Daughterby Jael McHenry

Silver SparrowThe Silver Sparrowby Tayari Jones

These Things Hidden These Things Hiddenby Heather Gudenkauf

The Violets of March The Violets of Marchby Sarah Jio

Adult Non-Fiction

Death in the City of Light: Th... Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of  Nazi-Occupied Paris  by David King

In the Garden of Beasts: Love,...In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson

Killing Lincoln: The Assassina...Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Midnight Rising: John Brown an...Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz

Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the...Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legendby Susan Orlean

To End All Wars: A Story of Lo... To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 by Adam Hochschild

Lost in Shangri-laLost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II  by Mitchell Zuckoff


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