FEATURED: The Don’t Miss List – Books to Add to Your Reading List

Whether you’re nestled at home for winter break or looking for a brief reprieve from the chaos that is #finalsweek, there is nothing better than diving into a new book. We asked some of the experts here at Barnes & Noble College for their winter reading recommendations and they sent through some fantastic suggestions. Read one or read them all!

Sweet Caress – William Boyd

William Boyd’s novel details the life of vivacious photojournalist, Amory Clay. Follow Amory as she navigates through life, starting as the daughter of a disappointed father and continuing on as an ambitious professional living during times of political turbulence.

The Secret Chord – Geraldine Brooks

In this rich work of historical fiction, Geraldine Brooks takes a closer look at the life King David. She wades through different waves of his life, examining him from the point of view of those around him.

The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah

This deeply engaging novel from Kristin Hannah spotlights two sisters as they survive recently-invaded France during World War II. Keep up with each of them as they survive in their own – different – way.

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Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel – Jessica Knoll

If you’re looking for a thrilling, page-turner to keep you on edge – look no further. Jessica Knoll’s main character, Ani, has a dark secret slowly bubbling to the surface of her perfect life. Find out where she lands…after a series of twists and turns, of course.

Above the Waterfall – Ron Rash

This tale follows the lives of Becky, a park ranger, and Les, a sheriff in Appalachia. A series of events brings them together….and some threaten to tear them apart.

Gates of Evangeline – Hester Young

Young’s haunting novel features Charlie Cate, a New Yorker plagued by nightly visions of children she doesn’t know. The story eventually leads her down to Louisiana to investigate a decades-old missing child case whose victim has been a regular in her dreams. The scenery is rich, the characters feel real, and the plot is filled with twists.

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Let us know what you think of our picks in the comments below! We’d love to hear feedback – or recommendations.

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