Books To Get Cozy With This Winter
Winters can make anyone feel excruciatingly bored, because there’s nothing much to do out in the cold. Here are some book suggestions to keep you occupied during the season:
|Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez|
|This book is about a family in rural Columbia in a small town called Macondo. The different generations of the Buendia family where each successor, instinctively yet inadvertently, seems to be fulfilling the circle of life, perpetuated by their ancestors. The book has come to define a genre known as “magical realism.”|
|The Book Thief by Markus Zusak|
|The Book Thief tells the story of an extraordinary, spirited young girl, sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany. Intrigued by the only book she brought with her, she begins collecting books as she finds them. With the help of her new parents and a secret guest under the stairs, she learns to read, and creates a magical world that inspires them all.|
|Les Misérables by Victor Hugo|
|Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean—the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread—Les Misérables ranks among the greatest novels of all time. In it, Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a battle between good and evil, and carries them to the barricades during the uprising of 1832 (also known as the June Rebellion of France).|
|1984 by George Orwell|
|Based on a dystopian society under everlasting war, extreme governmental surveillance on the citizens, and persecutions of those who chose individuality and thinking independently; this is one of the most terrifying books of the list!|
|Siddhartha by Herman Hesse|
|The protagonist, Siddhartha, along with his friend, Govinda, leaves his home in a quest for self-discovery.|
|Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho|
|Written by the same mind behind The Alchemist, this work is nothing less than a masterpiece.
The story is about a beautiful Slovenian girl, named Veronika, who ends up in a mental institution after a failed suicide attempt, due to severe depression.
This book is partly based on the author’s experience in mental institutions during his teenage years.
|The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak|
|The story revolves around Asya Kazancı and Armanoush Tchakhmakhchian.
Aged nineteen, Armanoush travels secretly to Istanbul to search for her Armenian roots, as the families of both characters are connected through the history of the 1915 Armenian Genocide.
The novel is set in Arizona, San Francisco, California, and Istanbul (Turkey),
|ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr|
|From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.|
|THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green|
|The story is narrated by Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 16-year-old girl with thyroid cancer that has affected her lungs. Hazel is forced by her parents to attend a support group where she subsequently meets and falls in love with 17-year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player and amputee.|