9 Winter Reading Picks to Keep You Warm Courtney Hayes January 13, 2016 LIFESTYLE, POPULAR The cold winter months are the perfect time to hunker down with a good book and a piping hot drink. Not only will these books keep you entertained, but some will even help you become a better cook and knock out everything on your to do list. 1. The Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts, and Other Homemade Adventures by Adrianna Adarme The Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts, and Other Homemade Adventures by Adrianna Adarme via Amazon The Premise: A bounty of DIYs, recipes, and other “homemade adventures” promise to make this year your most domestic one yet. Read it if: You’re a total homebody…or want to become one. 2. M Train by Patti Smith M Train by Patti Smith via Amazon The Premise: Artist Patti Smith discusses her dreams and past in a memoir-meets-fantasy book that’s rumored to be as moving as her first one. Read it if: You never back down from travel and adventure, especially when it involves rock stars. 3. Have a Little Pun: An Illustrated Play on Words by Frida Clements Have a Little Pun: An Illustrated Play on Words by Frida Clements via Amazon The Premise: A book full of hilarious puns and adorable illustrations intended to make the readers of any age laugh. Read it if: You’ve got a sense of humor and enjoy a good dad joke. 4. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff via Amazon The Premise: There are two sides to every story and this award-winning novel tackles both sides of the same marriage. Read it if: There’s nothing you love more than staying up too late reading a page-turner. 5. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson via Amazon The Premise: Author Jenny Lawson’s lived her entire life with a mental illness but instead of letting it bring her down, she turns triumphs and fails of all magnitudes into hilarious personal vignettes. Read it if: You’re trying to find the silver lining and could use a big laugh. 6. The Rocks by Peter Nichols The Rocks by Peter Nichols via Amazon The Premise: Fifty years ago, Lulu and Gerald got divorced and, despite living in the same small town, haven’t seen each other since. Until they day they die together. The story begins as their descendants try to piece together what happened. Read it if: You’re heading out on a tropical vacation and need a good, juicy beach read. 7. The BFG by Roald Dahl The BFG by Roald Dahl via Amazon The Premise: In the middle of the night, Sophie gets picked up by a giant. But he’s not like any other giant—he’s big, friendly, and and one of Roald Dahl’s most lovable characters. Together the BFG and Sophie set out to help save other kids from mean giants. Read it if: You want a quick read with lots of nostalgia and can’t wait for this movie to come out! 8. Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter via Amazon The Premise: Hamilton, Miranda’s musical about Alexander Hamilton’s influence on the US, took 2015 and Broadway by storm. This book delves into both Hamilton the man’s history and the making of Hamilton. Read it if: You’re into history and pop culture. 9. The Hands-On Home by Erica Strauss and Charity Burggraaf The Hands-On Home by Erica Strauss and Charity Burggraaf via Amazon The Premise: Think of this book like a grown up home ec class with incredible photography and chock full of recipes broken down by season, so you’ll have fresh recipes all year round. Read it if: One of your 2016 resolutions was to waste less and cook more. Find our summer reading list here!