With autumn coming to a close and the winter holidays in the not-so-distant future, we all need some good reads to occupy our time with.
From cosy classics to horror novels, here are some of the books that will be keeping me entertained this season.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A classic which fully embodies the essence of Christmas – introspective and heart-warming, this book is a must-read for the holidays. I highly suggest lighting some candles, making yourself a hot beverage, and snuggling under the covers for the best reading experience.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction in 2014, Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch is a coming-of-age novel written from the perspective of our main character, thirteen-year-old Theodore Decker. We are guided through his life following the tragic accident that kills his mother, into to the mysterious world of art through an exploration of loss, love, and identity.
The Shining by Stephen King
This book will make you shiver like the biting cold of a frosty winter’s day. Jack Torrance’s family moves to Colorado following his job offer as the off-season caretaker of the Overlook Hotel – a remote and picturesque establishment, yet evil lurks beneath the blissful scenery. Set against the Rocky Mountain’s snowy landscape, the old hotel is the perfect setting for the chilling events that unfold in what is one of King’s bestselling novels.
The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St Clair
If fiction is not your cup of tea and you are interested in art, history or the history of art, this book is the right choice for you. The Secret Lives of Color is (as the title would suggest) all about the fascinating history of colour – from Van Gogh’s yellow sunflowers to Picasso’s blue phase, the history of humans takes a whole new perspective through St Clair’s writing
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