What she reads during her winter travels

Whether you’re making your winter escape to the snowy mountains to ski or hang by the fire or heading to a warm and tropical location, you’re going to need these new books for your travels. Pack your bags and get ready to dive into these books that are perfect for your winter vacation.

The Forgiving Kind by Donna Everhart

Sonny Creech, a 12-year-old girl with a love of fresh soil and budding blooms, works diligently to help her family on their cotton farm. After losing her father in a tragic accident, Sonny’s innocence to the evils of the world fades as her neighbor, Mr. Fowler, preys on her family in their time of grief and financial instability. Set in 1950s North Carolina, this touching and fearless novel is a coming-of-age story about a young heroine determined to survive and pursue justice out of love for her family.


The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay

Shalini, a young woman from Bangalore, is convinced the recent death of her mother is connected to the decade-long disappearance of a salesman who visited her childhood home. Determined to find and confront him, she travels to a remote village in the tumultuous region of Kashmir. When she arrives she is confronted by political unrest and the twisted history of the family who takes her in. This richly detailed novel transports you to the reality of political violence and class prejudice in India, as you follow the story of a woman’s inner strength despite the chaos around her.


All the Wrong Places by Joy Fielding

If you love Dirty John, you’ll devour this new book from New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding. When four women embark on a new dating app adventure, none of them think that it could ultimately cost them their lives. As they start to meet their online matches in real life, one of the women will come to realize that she swiped right on a man who isn’t trying to woo her but instead plotting to kill her.


Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport

In the noisy age of a tech-saturated world, Cal Newport leads a quiet movement with his book Digital Minimalism. He shares thoughtful strategies to help you rethink your relationship with social media and rediscover the daily pleasures of the offline world. This timely book will help you hold long conversations again without the temptation to check your phone, and you’ll be able to focus on a good book or passionate hobby and unplug without the fear of missing out.


The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Alicia Berenson, a famous painter, appears to have a desirable life. She lives in a lofty house that overlooks a beautiful park in London with her husband, a highly successful photographer, but underneath the surface, something is severely wrong. One evening, she shoots her husband five times in the face and then refuses to speak again. Her lack of explanation captivates the public imagination. Hidden away from the media and spotlight, Alicia is questioned by a psychotherapist who is determined to decipher the mystery of his silent patient’s actions.


Empty Bottles Full of Stories by r.h. Sin and Robert M. Drake

Bestselling poets r.h. Sin and Robert M. Drake return with a joint poetry collection that conveys what lives in the human heart. Empty Bottles Full of Stories is full of words that will bring you peace and set the stories that live within you free. If you loved The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur, you’ll fall for this new release.


On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Award-winning author of The Hate U Give returns with a novel about a young girl who wants to be one of the best rappers of all time. But daily challenges, such as the lack of food at home and the stereotypes others have of her at high school, lead Bri to fear her dream may not become a reality. She streams all of her frustration into a song that becomes a viral controversy. But now Bri doesn’t just want to make it in the industry, she has to for her family, even if this means she has to become the menace the public has painted her to be. On the Come Up is a story about battling for your dreams; and about how freedom of speech comes at a cost, especially for black people.


The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison

The Source of Self-Regard elegantly gathers 40 pieces of writings: essays, meditations and speeches that deeply resonate with our humanity and the current issues of our time. The work begins with a compelling prayer for the dead of 9/11, followed by a meditation on Martin Luther King Jr. and concludes with a moving eulogy for James Baldwin. Passion and compassion distinguish Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison’s writings, as she explores the social and cultural issues of female empowerment, immigration, human rights and the beautiful power that lies in literature and art.

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Krystiana Cornella

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Krystiana Cornella is pursuing her master’s degree in Mass Communication and Public Relations at The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Arizona. Her passion lies in communicating the message at the heart of a brand. She is developing skills in storytelling, campaign and content strategy, brand analytics, graphic design and journalism. She grew up in Carefree, Arizona in a medical family. Krystiana studied nutritional sciences in undergrad, but decided to change course for graduate school. This decision came about from a simple idea. She wanted to start a women’s t-shirt business that encompassed a personal story with every shirt. This interest in entrepreneurship helped her realize that she loves sharing stories and building brands that generate connection. So, she took the leap and headed to grad school this year in an unknown field. Krystiana loves what she is learning and is excited for all that is to come!

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