The weather has certainly got a lot colder, and it is very pleasant in the evenings to curl up with a good book and mug of spiced apple cider or hot chocolate. I thought I'd share what's on my TBR pile at the moment:
- Because of the Lockwoods by Dorothy Whipple. I'm 1/4 of the way through this and am loving it! Whipple is always so perfect for long winter evenings, and I think this could possibly end up being my favourite of hers so far....
- Aunt Sass Christmas Stories by P.L. Travers. My friend Claire put up an instagram photo of this book which caught my attention. I ordered a copy myself and am charmed by the sweet illustrations and can't wait to read the stories, which apparently P.L. Travers originally wrote as Christmas presents to friends.
- Little Women by Louise May Alcott. A wonderful Christmassy read! I haven't read this for a while, so can't wait for this year's reread.
- Two Turtle Doves by Alex Monroe. So many people have recommended this book to me, and as I greatly admire Alex Monroe's beautiful jewellery, I'm looking forward to learning more about him and his company.
- Miss Marple Short Stories by Agatha Christie. I love a good cosy mystery at Christmas, and I adore Miss Marple. The short story A Christmas Tragedy is particularly apt! I also always reread Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle this time of year. I like to have a collection of short stories on the go, that are easy to pick up and put down, in the busy run up to Christmas.
- Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes. I love reading people's opinions on all things beauty related, and Sali Hughes tome looks pack full of useful advice and great quotes.
What's on your reading pile this winter?