The holiday season is over, but the weather outside is still frightful. Here are our picks for a good hibernation read this winter. All of the titles listed here are available at the Wrightstown Library and the Newtown Library Company.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer
This is one of those books you have to read to believe, be prepared to be taken away into the delightfully strange Victorian era, following this humorous and sweet love story.
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk - David Sedaris
If Sedaris doesn't make you smile you may need to be checked out by a medical professional.
The Keep - Jennifer Egan
Her newest book, Visits From the Goon Squad, is checked out all the local libraries, so while you wait pick up this novel from 2006 about a mysterious and dramatic family drama.
Tell-all - Chuck Palahniuk
The famed Fight Club author takes you on a quick and exciting ride through the contemporary celebrity world of gossip and scandal.
Decision Points - George W. Bush
Aren't you curious?
Freedom - Jonathan Franzen
This book is on everyone's list this year and for good reason: it's a really good read. You won't put this hefty hardback down.
The Life and Times of Dorothy Parker - John Keats
This biography of one of America's most important writers and journalists is just plain fun. The New York setting is as much a character as the woman herself.
War - Sebastian Junger
For anyone looking for an objective, detailed, and thoughtful, account of our soldiers' impossible mission in the Korengal Valley and the tradition of warfare itself, this book is a must read. Tip: he also made an award winning documentary called Restrepo, available at the library, on iTunes and Netflix that takes heavily from the book.
The Lonely Polygamist - Brady Udall
Publisher's Weekly says this could be the next Great American Novel and we have to agree. This is not Big Love.
American Grace: How Relgion Divides and Unites Us - Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell
A great analysis done by two Harvard political scientists that ends with some fresh conclusions about the nature of religion in America. And it's not as grim as you've heard.
Liar's Poker - Michael Lewis
The Big Short, which documents the events leading up to the crash of Wall Street in 2008, has been a bestseller since its release last winter.His simple, easy, insider style makes for a good read. While you wait for that to come back in, check out his first book, about his experience in a powerful trading company just out of college in the 1980's. It's just like the movie Wall Street, but real.
All of these books can be found at The Newtown Library Company or The Wrightstown Branch of the Bucks County Library. Happy Reading!