Bonus Episode: Winter Reads

Blind Date with a Book Winter Reads Bonus Episode

In this special bonus episode, our co-hosts share their favorite picks for the cold months ahead. What makes an ideal winter read? Elena and Kristen want to be swept away, while Rachel is angling to hit her yearly reading goal.

Check out all our recommendations for books to cozy up with below!

Books Discussed

  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin
  • Babel by R.F. Kuang
  • St. Sebastian’s Abyss by Mark Haber
  • The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
  • The Method: How the 20th Century Learned to Act by Isaac Butler
  • The Women in the Library by Sullari Gentill
  • The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf
  • The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  • The Word is Murder and The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (plus a plug for the new PBS series, also written by Horowitz and starring Lesley Manville)
  • The Revolution of Marina M by Janet Fitch
  • Winter by Ali Smith

Published by Kristen Evans

Kristen Evans is a culture writer and content strategist with a background in non-profit development. You can find her work in The Believer, Brooklyn Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Literary Hub, and NYLON, among other outlets. Please talk to her about books on Twitter, where she spends too much time tweeting as @paperalphabet.