Winter break is a good time to snuggle up with your favorite beverage and catch up on your reading list.
Our reading list for this year includes traditional holiday favorites, gripping novels, and poetry for every mood.
Publishers Weekly posted a list of novels to hit the stores in December 2016. You’re sure to find something of interest here.
The list includes:
- Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance Stateby Barton Gellman
- Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Futureby Joi Ito and Jeff Howe
- The Wars of the Roosevelts: The Ruthless Rise of America’s Greatest Political Familyby William J. Mann
Sara Walters presented her winter break reading list for HackCollege.com. Her list of “4 YA Novels to Read Over Winter Break, “ included works by Kathleen Glasgow and Lauren Oliver.
One of her recommendations, “The Sky is Everywhere” by Jandy Nelson, was rated by the LA Times as a book to be “devoured in a single sitting.”
“She is an incredibly special writer—her ability to create unique and original character voices is irresistible,” Walters said.
TED reading picks
TED speakers are always a source of good information. Their recommended reading list for 2016 includes 58 titles “from tech to self-help via poetry, fiction and graphic novels…”
If you didn’t have the time to read them in 2016, check them out now for your winter break reading.
- Everything I Don’t Remember by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, winner of one of the finest Swedish literary awards
- Silence by Shusaku Endo. A 17th-century Jesuit in Japan grapples with questions about God and faith
- Where Wizards Stay Up Late by Katie Hafner. About the people who created the internet.
- Trashed by Derf Backderf: a graphic novel about a sanitation truck worker.
- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck. A treatise on growth versus fixed mindsets.
- The Essential Rumi by Jalal Al-Din Rumi: poetry of the 13th-century Sufi mystic
Holiday classics at Questia
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Severall Christmas classics are available for free during the holiday season:
- Christmas Books by Charles Dickens; Ruth Glancy. Includes “A Christmas Carol”
- Modern Short-Stories by Margaret Ashmun Includes, “A Christmas Guest” by Selma Lagerof
- A Wreath of Christmas Poems by Albert M. Hayes; José Erasto; James Laughlin
- The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow includes “Christmas Bells” and “The Three Kings”
Other books related to the season and available at Questia for a limited time include:
- Christmas: A Candid History by Bruce David Forbes
- A Kosher Christmas: ‘Tis the Season to Be Jewish By Joshua Eli Plaut
- Christmas in Germany: A Cultural History By Joe Perry
- All Silver and No Brass: An Irish Christmas Mumming by Henry Glassie