Top Ten Books to Read This Winter

Top Ten Books to Read This Winter

Brrrr! It’s cold outside. When it gets this cold, guests love to curl up by the crackling fireplace with a great book and a hot cup of coffee or tea. And if it gets just a little warmer, they find their way to our cozy front porch.

Dreaming of Spring on our wrap around porch

Get your winter reading on with our top picks. These books are sure to transport you to another land – and maybe help you to forget how cold it is outside!

The Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles Winter Reading List

  1. Never Never by James Patterson and Candice Fox: Harriet Blue, a Sydney sex crimes detective, is sent to the outback (the never never) to investigate the disappearance of a mine worker. The first in a new series.
  1. A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron: A canine narrator undergoes a series of reincarnations.
  1. Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks: A man who became a single father when his marriage and business collapsed learns to take a chance on a new love.
  1. The Whistler by John Grisham: A whistleblower alerts a Florida investigator to judicial corruption involving the Mob and Indian casinos.
  1. The Mistress by Danielle Steel: The beautiful mistress of a Russian oligarch falls in love with an artist and yearns for freedom.
  1. Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O’Reilly: The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the final years of World War II.
  1. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman: How we make choices in our business and personal lives.
  1. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow: A biography of the first Treasury secretary. Originally published in 2004 and the basis of the Broadway musical.
  1. The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino: The couple who star in the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.”
  1. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance: A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood in the Rust Belt.

 A must share bonus book suggestion: Our Souls at Night, Kent Haruf….captured my attention and heart wishin moments of opening the book.

Happy Reading! Let us know which books you picked off this list, and which one was your favorite!







3 thoughts on “Top Ten Books to Read This Winter

  1. Hillbilly Elegy and Killing the Rising Sun were 2 of my favorites.
    Not on list:
    I am Pilgrim
    A Gentleman in Moscow

  2. Tammy, Thank you for the heads up on the TV broadcast coming to Cape Charles. I am excited to watch to see if I recognize any places. I also love your picks of books to read. I have already read The Magnolia Story. Loved it. I want to read Two By Two and get the Bill O’Reilly book for John. I see by your porch picture you have removed your swing. Or maybe it was on the other end. Or maybe we need to come back for a stay.

    • Diana, sorry for the VERY tardy reply, just figuring out how to do that in word press! I think you need to come back and hang on the porch again to check it out 😉 Right now it is draped in autumn decor and a touch of scary creatures scattered about! And this morning guests got to take in the magnificent migration of monarch butterflies, it is an amazing site. Check out next months blog with some info on it!

      PS we didn’t move the swing or take it down, I think that is a shot of the other end! You know that swing is a favorite guest spot ( and innkeeper too!)

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