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Tell Me What to Read: Winter 2016 Reading Picks

Reading all the suggestions on these Tell Me What to Read posts is basically my favorite activity of all time (possibly even more than actually reading, if I’m allowed to say so).

Also, MULTIPLE people recommended The Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and I just have to say, you guys are my kind of people. I read it years ago, when it first came out and my mom sent me her copy and I loved it (and wrote a review of it here). Then I listened to it again a year ago when we were in London and the book club I was in there read it. Y’all have great taste.
Anyway, here’s what I’ll be reading over the next three month: some non-fiction, middle grade fiction, and a best-selling historical fiction.  I’d love it if you read along! 
three great books to read this winter

One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson // Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein // The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

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  • Reply Katie February 4, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Yay! I hope you enjoy One Summer. I may just pick it up to reread right along with you.

  • Reply Feisty Harriet February 4, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Oooh, I really enjoyed One Summer. I think it could have been edited down to be about a third shorter, but I did appreciate the research. 😉


  • Reply Abigail February 4, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    So glad you'll be reading The Nightingale! I couldn't put it down and I'm fairly certain that all of my friends are tired of me telling them to read it. Enjoy!

  • Reply Paige Flamm February 4, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Oh! One Summer is definitely going on my list!

  • Reply Heather @ Heathers Hurrah February 4, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Great choices! I am reading The Nightingale for a book challenge this winter too. Looking forward to your review of it!! That first book looks like a good read too!

  • Reply Jessica February 4, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Loved the Nightingale. I'm going to check out the other two too.

  • Reply JoLee February 4, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Looks like you picked some good ones. I went and added One Summer to my to-read pile as I was perusing what others suggested for you. I loved At Home.

  • Reply Kathleen Danley February 5, 2016 at 2:17 am

    I can't wait to hear what you think about Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library! It sounds so fun!

  • Reply april February 5, 2016 at 2:41 am

    Oh I loved The Nightingale. I will have to add the others to my list too.

  • Reply Kayla February 5, 2016 at 4:41 am

    I am so excited for you to read Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library! I read it recently and absolutely adored it. Think Willy Wonka mashed up with Night at the Museum. I'm also excited that I get my wish for you to review a middle-grade novel. 🙂

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  • Reply Maria RM February 5, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Love, love, loved The Nightingale. I think it was one of the best books I read last year. Will add Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library to my list.

  • Reply Elisabeth McKnight February 5, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Oh I loved One Summer when I listened to it a few months ago – just added the other two to my holds 🙂

  • Reply Tasya Dita February 6, 2016 at 2:16 am

    Mr Lemoncellos Library sounds interesting, and I've heard really good things about The Nightingale. Great pick!

    Tasya // The Literary Huntress

  • Reply Rebecca February 6, 2016 at 3:44 am

    I adore Bill Bryson – I've been torn between starting The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid and Mother Tongue. Maybe I should do One Summer instead! 🙂

    • Reply TMC February 20, 2016 at 7:23 am

      The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid is my absolute favorite book! This book made me a fan. His ability to make non-fiction educational and humorous makes him an absolute pleasure to read.

  • Reply Cami Hall February 6, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    I just read the nightingale for book club and oh my word!!!! I'm still having ALL THE FEELINGS for that book! I can't wait to read it again! (and I finished it this week!)

  • Reply Beth February 9, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Listening to "The War that Saved My Life" (2016 Odyssey Winner) and reading "My Name is Lucy Barton." Can't decide which one I like more-both so good!

  • Reply Celeste February 25, 2016 at 2:27 am

    These all look great! I've never heard of the escape from the library one, I'll have to add it to my list. We're reading "The Nightingale" right now for book club. Wish we could discuss it together in person!

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