Rebecca Lately: Rebecca Reads: Winter Reads

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Rebecca Reads: Winter Reads

I'm not much of a 'seasonal' book reader. I don't necessarily read winter-themed books in winter. However, I do love to curl up with a book when we're all at home during winter break. Here are a few books I'll be reaching for in the near future.

Rebecca Lately Winter Reads

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

This is written and illustrated by the same author as Lumberjanes, which I read a while ago.  Will gave Nimona to me for Christmas. I loved Lumberjanes.  The story line and the illustrations are enjoyable.  Nimona started out as a web comic.  It's about a girl named Nimona who is sidekick to supervillain Lord Blackheart.  I'm super excited to read this.

Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James

This book is a continuation of the Pride & Prejudice story line.  I've been meaning to read this for a few months.  I absolutely love P&P!  This is set years after Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy are married. They have two sons and her family lives nearby.  All is well until Lydia, one of her younger sisters, shows up at Pemberley with news that her husband Wickham has been murdered.  The household is plunged into the mystery surrounding Wickham's murdered.  I am very excited to read about the Pride & Prejudice world again.

The Happiness Project by Grethen Rubin

Lear year, I was read Gretchen's book Better Than Before.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot about myself and my habits from it. Shortly after I finished that book, I started listening to Gretchen's podcast that she does with her sister.  It is one of the highlights of my week!  They post a new podcast every Wednesday.  Listening to it enticed me to buy The Happiness Project, which was Gretchen's first book about being intentional about happiness.  (Better Than Before is not specifically about happiness, but it is about curating your routines to support what makes you happy)  I like to read a non-fiction book like this at the beginning of the year, and this one should be really good!

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I do love a good ol' YA series.  This is another book I've been meaning to read for a while.  This story follows Celaena Sardothien, who has just served time in the salt mines for her crimes. Fresh out of 'prison,' the Prince of Endovier, has commissioner her to be his assassin.  Even though she served time in the salt mines, she still has to earn her freedom by serving him.  I've read quite a few rave reviews about this series.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

This is actually my current read, and I'm enjoying it so far.  This is the second Rainbow Rowell book I've read.  This is about twins Cath and Wren, who are heading to college for the first time.  Cath writes fanfiction about Simon Snow, which is a Harry-Potter-esque series.  Cath has a very popular blog about Simon Snow, and Wren is fully embracing the college life.  As Wren pulls away from Cath, Cath becomes more and more anti-social.  It's a fun read, and I'll post my review of it when I'm done!

What have you been reading lately?

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