Kristen Gibson


WINTER reads

Here are some ideas if you’re looking for books to add to your reading list. I plan to curl up and read until the spring thaw, if possible. So, whether you like books that travel back in time or thrillers based in warmer climates, I’ve got a couple picks that may help you escape the cold weather outside. 

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo 

This novel has a beautiful cover, an intriguing plot, and notable praise. Read the description or any of the reviews and see if this novel set in 1930s colonial Malaysia is something you may like. “A sumptuous garden maze of a novel that immerses readers in a complex, vanished world.” –Kirkus (starred review). This is also a Resse's Book Club pick. 

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

“A painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature…Owens here surveys the desolate marshlands of the North Carolina coast through the eyes of an abandoned child. And in her isolation that child makes us open our own eyes to the secret wonders–and dangers–of her private world.” –Barnes & Noble excerpt from The New York Times Book Review

Lost by James Patterson and James O. Born

“The city of Miami is Detective Tom Moon’s back yard. He’s always kept it local, attending University of Miami on a football scholarship, and, as a Miami PD officer, protecting the city’s most vulnerable.  
Now, as the new leader of an FBI task force called “Operation Guardian,” it’s his mission to combat international crime. Moon’s investigative team discovers the opportunistic “Blood Brothers” have evaded authorities while building a vast, powerful, and deadly crime syndicate throughout Europe and metropolitan Miami.” -Barnes & Noble Overview. Looks like an action-packed adventure and Miami makes for a great escape this time of year. 

Happy Reading!

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