5 Must-read books to binge over winter break

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It’s that time of year! By now, you’ve hopefully done your holiday shopping and decorating and you can settle in for a good book-reading binge. Here’s a list of some new and favorite books to check out during winter break. This list has a little of this, and a little of that, but there’s something for every type of reader here. From psychological thriller, memoir, romance, young adult and more, settle in this winter with a great book.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Haven’t read this classic yet? Dive in for a dystopian story like no other. The Handmaids of the Republic of Gilead have one job – to become impregnated by a Commander. Offred used to have a normal life, with a husband and daughter, a job, money and the opportunity to learn, but now, things have changed and the Handmaids are only worth the babies they carry.


Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Mesmerizing and full of reflective moments from Michelle’s time during her husband’s presidency, Becoming is a powerful and honest memoir from an accomplished and witty woman.


Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber

This one will get you into the wintery spirit and is the perfect holiday book for your romantic soul. When Josie takes a summer job as a cook in a remote Alaskan town, she thinks it’s only temporary, and just something to do before her dream job as a sous chef begins in Seattle. But soon, she falls for the charming community, and a new man. Will she return home after the summer to take her dream job, or will she commit to a new life, complete with a new love?


Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

At a whopping 544 pages, you’ll need to settle in for a long stretch of reading with Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. They killed her mother and stole their magic. Now it’s up to Zelie to fight back. But as she struggles to control her magical powers, and fights feelings for an enemy, will she be able to bring redemption to the people of her community?


An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Put this one on your #TBR list ASAP! When Jessica signed up to be a part of a psychology experiment to make some extra cash, she thought it would be a simple research study. But personal questions and required outings where she is told what to do and how to act are more than she bargained for. Jessica becomes paranoid – can Dr. Shields read her mind, and does she know what Jessica is hiding?

(Feature image courtesy of @slowreadersclub)
Stephanie Elliot

Stephanie Elliot writes for a variety of websites and magazines on topics such as parenting, mental health issues, relationships, and of course, books. She is an editor and book reviewer. Stephanie is also the author of the young adult novel, Sad Perfect, which was inspired by her own daughter’s journey with ARFID, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband and their three children. For more info, visit www.stephanieelliot.com.

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