Friday, January 22, 2016

Five Things Friday // Books for a Snow Day


Chances are, if you're on the East Coast, you're buried in snow or about to buried in snow. Snow days are the perfect excuse to wear your flannel pj pants, curl up by the fireplace, and get lost in a book. So put on your pjs and tuck into one of these books and bask in the glory of your snow day! 

1. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe: This is a classic. CS Lewis brings the world of Narnia to life in this short, little book. It's a fast read and utterly charming. And it opens with scenes of a winter wonderland.

2. The Nightingale: I'm still in the middle of this one, but it's a keeper. Grab a handful of tissues for this WWII story of two sisters and their wartime experiences. 

3. The Emperor of All Maladies: The subtitle of this book is "A biography of cancer." Tracing the disease from its first mention in Egyptian times, Siddhartha Mukherjee traces the evolution of treatments to present and makes us all question our decision to not go into medicine. 

4. Mansfield Park: An underrated Jane Austen novel, Mansfield Park tells the story of Fanny Price, the niece of a wealthy English countryman, who is plucked from poverty and brought to his English mansion to live. Romance, wit, and English charm makes this book every bit as captivating as Pride and Prejudice

5. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Lewis Carroll is a genius at transporting his readers into another world. This is another easy read that is full of interesting characters and plot lines. Double dip and read Through the Looking Glass to get Alice's full story. 



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