As the temperatures dip, there’s nothing nicer than some winter reading with a cup of hot chocolate and a warm blanket.
Here are our books editor, Savanna Douglas’ top reads to curl up with this winter.
The emotional read
A week-long affair is enough to tell Sarah she’s in love. But then Eddie disappears.
This captivating high-concept love story is chock-full of secrets, loss and grief, with plenty of twists and tissue-sodden emotional moments.
The feel-good read
Empty-nester Laura is blindsided by a revelation that rocks her marriage. But it’s her grandmother’s recipes that give her a new purpose. As sweet a read as the jam she makes.
The real-life drama
An intimate and moving memoir by a woman mourning and discovering her mother through the hoarded possessions she left behind after her death.
A revealing story of a mother/daughter relationship that raises universal questions.
The comfort read
Fleeing grief, Juno goes to mend her broken heart in Spain. A beautiful backdrop to the story of a woman finding acceptance and new beginnings.
The power novel
A spirited and entertaining picaresque tale of a woman’s coming of age in Restoration England. Her journey towards independence makes for exhilarating reading.
The historic adventure
In this electrifying story of a man’s obsession, the setting is a remote Pacific island in 1879, where the Peacock family are joined by a pair of Polynesian brothers.
Appalled by the decrepitude of the Peacocks, missionary trained Kalala strikes up a friendship with the daughter Lizzie, to discover that the situation is far worse than he imagined. Lushly written, with immaculate historical detail.
The chilling thriller
Agatha Christie finds herself up to her neck in a murder investigation on a Canary Island cruise. Cosy crime.