10 great books to read on a cold winter's day
The Lake House
Kate Morton is the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Keeper and The Distant Hours, as well as many other much-loved titles. Set at, yes, a lake house in England, the story revolves around the disappearance of a young boy. Spanning miles and decades, the story masterfully draws two strangers together to answer the questions of the past and together, they take readers deep into a rich and complex mystery. A wonderfully woven suspense tale, The Lake House is an excellent story to get lost in on a cold winter’s day. The Lake House by Kate Morton, Amazon.ca, $15.99.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a funnier author than Jenny Lawson. Her first book Let’s Pretend This Never Happened was born out of the stories on her extremely popular blog The Bloggess. In her follow-up book Furiously Happy, Jenny tackles the very serious topic of mental illness with a brand of comedy and compassion that is uniquely her own. With wit, wisdom, humour and courage, Furiously Happy is the kind of book that will make you laugh and cry at the same time. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson, Amazon.ca, $25.
There’s no doubt that award-winning actress Drew Barrymore had led an interesting, adventurous and challenging life, ever since she blew onto the world stage as a child. Now, for the first time, Drew is inviting readers in to learn more about her journey and the incredible, sometimes unbelievable experiences she had growing up. Written with Drew’s characteristic cheer and positive outlook, Wildflower is the perfect weekend read. Wildflower by Drew Barrymore, Amazon.ca, $25.