If you’re looking for something great to read this winter, you’ve come to the right place. This article offers five excellent book titles to entertain, engage, and move you on those cold nights before bed. Don’t forget to invest in a quality bedside lamp, so you don’t strain your eyes.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Ifemelu and Obinze are two young people in love when they leave Nigeria and leave for the beautiful West. Although Ifemelu is academic and self-assured, she encounters what it means to be black for the first time. Obinze heads to London instead, fifteen years later, they reunite.
Americanah is a big, rangy book that suits the bedside table perfectly this winter. Delve into a world of contemporary fiction that is lucid and moving before bed. If you love longer fiction that has comments on race, society, and culture, then put Americanah on your winter reading list.
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
Did you know that one of Shakespeare’s most enigmatic plays was inspired by the loss of his son Hamnet in the 1580s? This historical detail has inspired Maggie O’Farrell to explore the undocumented story behind one of the most popular plays in world history.
If you love history and your love Shakespeare, you’re going to love Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell. But all of that aside, Hamnet is also a luminous portrait of a marriage and the loss of a child. This novel is a rich and readable experience for your bedside table this winter.
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
The story of American Dirt begins in Mexico in Acapulco. Lydia Quixano Pérez lives there with her journalist husband and son. But their perfect middle-class life is transformed when she encounters the charismatic leader of a drug cartel, and her husband publishes his tell-all profile.
Delve into a world of drugs, romance, and thrilling action, as Jeanine Cummins takes us on a journey that feels all too real. So don’t miss out on a thrilling read this winter and order a copy of American Dirt from your bedside table. And don’t forget to invest in quality bedside lamps.
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
It’s the early 1900s, and teenager Sunja falls in love with a wealthy fisherman near her home in Korea. This stranger promises her a new life, but everything falls apart when she discovers she is pregnant and her lover is married. But the decisions she makes echo down the generations.
Pachinko is a story of love, ambition, sacrifice, and loyalty. It is profoundly moving and wonderfully told, with rich settings, language and images. So it’s no surprise that Min Jin Lee’s latest novel is a New York Times bestseller. A quality book to read before bed this winter.
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
Swing Time by Zadie Smith is about music and dance; it’s also about two girls who dreamed of being dancers in their teens but lost touch in their early twenties. Their relationship abruptly ends. Swing Time is a stylish journey of friendship, music and cultural roots.