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

Happy New Year! 🎉 Wishing you a prosperous year and lots of great reads. Now that I’m done with all the Christmas books, I’ve switched focus to 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. This winter, with the exception of one book, my list is comprised of books I’ve been meaning to read.

Sometimes I’m able to get through all of the books on my list. Other times, since I’m a mood reader, 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 📚.

In no specific order, these are the nine books on my Winter 2024 reading list:

What Your Are Looking For Is In The Library by Michiko Aoyama

Sayuri Komachi, a librarian in Tokyo, has the ability to recommend the perfect book to each library visitor. Each visitor comes from a different situation, and the books recommended to them change their life. This seems like a charming story based on friendship and community.

Publish date: September 5, 2023

The Getaway List by Emma Lord

Riley and Tom are childhood friends and co-creators of The Getaway list (a list of adventures). Now after high school, they’re committed to working through the list together as friends, but will likely end up being more than that.

Publish date: January 23, 2024

*Update: See my book review here.

The Weekend Retreat by Tara Laskowski

The Van Ness have been gathering at their luxury estate for years, for a joint birthday celebration. This year, the three siblings are bringing their significant others to the weekend retreat. What sounds idyllic, will turn out to be the opposite, due to uncovered secrets and blackout brought on by a rainstorm.

Publish date: December 26, 2023

*Update: See my book review here.

None Of This Is True by Lisa Jewell

Goodreads Choice Award: Nominee for Best Mystery & Thriller (2023)

Alix’s birthday celebration takes a bad turn, when she happens to meet a woman named Josie who happens to be her birthday twin. Soon enough, Josie has lured her way into Alix’s family. Unfortunately, Josie is hiding some dark secrets.

Publish date: July 20, 2023

Happiness For Beginners by Katherine Center

One year after getting divorced, Helen, goes on a three-week wilderness survival course. When she learns her brother’s best friend is going also, she figures things couldn’t be worse. As it turns out, this is exactly the trip she needed to remake herself and her life.

I’ve been holding off on watching the movie until I read the book, so looking forward to finally getting to it.

Publish date: March 24, 2015

*Update: See my book review here.

Wild at Heart by K.A. Tucker

Wild At Heart by K. A. Tucker

The Simple Wild (Book 2)

When Calla left Jonah behind in Alaska to return to her life in Toronto, she thought that was the end. Three months later, she finds herself moving to Alaska, to be with Jonah. Soon enough, amongst the harsh conditions she has to endure, she can’t help wondering if she’s made a mistake.

Publish date: February 18, 2020

*Update: See my book review here.

Yellow Face by R. F. Kuang

Goodreads Choice Award: Winner for Best Fiction (2023)

When Athena dies in a freak accident, June jumps at the opportunity to steal her book manuscript. Will she get away with it? This is a satire set in the publishing industry.

Publish date: May 25, 2023

The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise by Colleen Oakley

Twenty-one-year-old Tanner works as a caretaker for an elderly woman named Louise. Tanner didn’t really want the job, and Louise didn’t want a caretaker. Soon enough, they’ll both be on the run together, and it turns out it’s the adventure they both needed.

Publish date: March 28, 2023

The Happy Life of Isadora Bentley by Courtney Walsh

Isadora Bentley has always been a rule follower, and doesn’t believe in happiness. She also plans to never get involved in a romantic relationship again. On her thirtieth birthday, she takes on a research project that will end up changing her life in unexpected ways.

Publish date: June 1, 2023

Which of these books have you read? I’d love to know your thoughts on them.