9 Books I’m Planning To Read During The Winter Months

Now that I’m done with all the Christmas reads, I’m ready to focus on my book list for winter. Each season, I like to put together a list of books I’d like to read during those three months. My list is comprised of both books I’ve been meaning to read and new releases.

Sometimes I’m able to get through all of the books on my list. Other times, I only get through most. Either way, I always find it helpful to have a reading list to guide me through the season. It’s my way of keeping things simple πŸ“š.

In no specific order, these are the 9 books on my Winter 2023 reading list:

Before I Do by Sophie Cousens

Before I Do by Sophie Cousens

On the day before her wedding, Audrey finds herself torn between Josh (fiancΓ©) and Fred (her “what if” guy from six years ago). What will she do? Will Audrey end up with The One?

Publish date: October 11, 2022

I loved the author’s two previous novels, so I have high hopes for this one:

*Update: See my book review here.

The Vibrant Years by Sonali Dev

I love family stories, and I’ve been intrigued by this one since its release. This is a story about three generations of women (mother-in-law, daughter-in-law, daughter) who will navigate their changing family dynamics and circumstances. This will be my first book by this author, and I’m looking forward to it!

Publish date: December 1, 2022

*Update: See my book review here.

The Key To My Heart by Lia Louis

This is a story about grief, love, and new beginnings. Ever since Natalie Fincher’s husband died, her life has become lonely and meaningless. She manages to keep up with life just enough, but misses the life and joy she had before. When the sheet music to her husband’s favorite songs start appearing, she finally begins feeling hopeful.

Publish date: December 6, 2022

*Update: See my book review here.

Your Place or Mine? by Portia MacIntosh

Serena and Ziggy end up house sitting the same flat by accident. Serena was asked to house sit by her friend Taylor. Unbeknownst to her, Taylor’s husband had asked his friend Ziggy to do the same. As if that’s not awkward enough, they’re opposites and can’t stand each other. This should be a fun enemies-to-lovers story.

I’ve enjoyed several rom-coms by this author, and am looking forward to this one. The most recent rom-coms I’ve enjoyed:

Publish date: January 17, 2023

*Update: See my book review here.

Five Winters by Kitty Johnson

This story follows Beth Bailey through five Christmases, on a journey of self-discovery and love. Beth has been in love with her brother’s friend, Mark, for years. Will that dream ever come true for her? Over the span of five winters, we’ll get to know their dynamic and circumstances.

Publish date: January 1, 2023

*Update: See my book review here.

Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane

I’ve enjoyed other books by Mhairi McFarlane, but haven’t had the chance to read this one. This is a story about four adults who have been best friends since their teenage years. I’ve enjoyed her candid and relatable stories, so I hope to enjoy this one too.

Publish date: May 4, 2021

*Update: See my book review here.

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Fiction (2022)

I wasn’t interested in this book initially, because I’m not into video games. However, many reviewers have noted that they loved the book, in spite of not being interested in video games either. Since I enjoyed The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry a few years ago, I’m hoping I’ll love this book as much as others have.

Publish date: July 5, 2022

Thank You for Listening by Julia Whelan

Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Romance (2022)

This is a book I’ve been wanting to listen to since it was released. I’ve been a fan of Julia Whelan’s audiobook narrations for years, so I’m looking forward to her narrating her own story … about a book narrator. This is a story about Sewanee’s journey of self-discovery and love.

Publish date: August 2, 2022

*Update: See my book review here.

Authentically, Izzy by Pepper Basham

This is an epistolary novel about Izzy and Brodie. They end up communicating via email, after meeting through a dating app. I’ve never a book by this author, but I enjoy epistolary novels and am intrigued by the premise.

Publish date: November 1, 2022

*Update: See my book review here.

How about you? Are any of these books on your to-read list?