Top 6 Winter reads
Top 6 Winter Reads For This Cold Winter Season
Lord of the Rings
It’s a saga but it’s brilliant. Guess you saw the movie but never read the books right? Well, it’s never too late and what better to get stuck into for the longer winter evenings than this timeless classic. Rather than buying each book individually, why not go for the bad boy – the all three in one version. If you would prefer to tackle the challenge in more easy to swallow chunks, we understand but however it comes Tolkien, he is sure to keep you turning the pages. The film was great but don’t underestimate the power of the pen and one’s own imagination. The book is much more in-depth and a whole different ball game. You can buy it here (no affiliation)
An Ember in the Ashes
If you are looking for something hot off the press, this actually made it’s debut earlier in 2015 so there could be chance you read it already. If you haven’t, this could be the read that ticks all the boxes. A Gladiator style fantasy land, the book is a heart wrenching fight for freedom, a story of burning love with a healthy helping of insurrection, treason and hope. As the Huffington Post puts it “An Ember in the Ashes glows, burns, and smoulders—as beautiful and radiant as it is searing.” More info here (no affiliation)
Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America
Love a who dunnit true account of murder and deceit, then this one is for you. Utterly riveting, the book follows the story of a black on black killing on the streets of LA. With the assailant having vanished to join the many others who get away with their crimes, one particular detective is resolved to put a stop to these dead end and mostly ignored killings. In an effort to understand both the homicide at hand, the gangland community and the work involved in tracking down the killer, the book offers a stark reality that is both shocking but insightful. NY Times review
Yes it’s about a girl but it’s not chick lit – we wouldn’t recommend it if it was. Taking an ordinary train commute and turning it into an extraordinary journey, The Girl on the Train is chilling narrative split between three woman who lives interlink. Written in a manner that is very down-to-earth, the book is definitely different but a story anyone who has ever done that inner city to suburbs train thing can relate to. It doesn’t throw you into the action at the beginning but give it chance to draw you in. After all, a train a fleeting window into the world of thousands of people who live near that track, you never know what you might see. Everyone is talking about it, so please let us know what you think.
The Secret Footballer: Access All Areas
We couldn’t not include some well written words on football. Witty, entertaining and an interesting view behind the scenes of professional football, fans of the first books will love this one.
Legacy: The Autobiography of Tim Cahill
It’s not what you would expect. From Sydney to London, this is a journey that really goes some distance. Cahill uncovers the highs and lows of making it big in a challenging world where sheer determination, self-belief and strength of character are the lifestyle ingredients.
What are you reading this Winter?