Over time, book reviewers (and dedicated readers) get better and better at guessing whether or not they will like a book. Descriptions, genres, author history, even cover art all play a factor in deciding if one should devote several hours to a book.
Some books just beg to be read by the fire or with a snow-filled window nearby. Here are a few of my favorite winter reads.
Books and reading are such an important, and joyful, part of my life. I’m grateful for many things literary-related.
Normally I prefer to write about specific books but this topic caught my eye. My reading habits are something I hadn’t really thought about in awhile.
The main reason I love writing about books is that I get a sneak preview of what’s coming. Remember when you were a kid and you got the giant catalog from JC Penney or Montgomery Ward and you would go through it and dream about your Christmas presents? Getting a publisher catalog and sifting through titles is a lot like that. And the fall / winter release season is always the biggest time of the year in book publishing. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a preview of some of the books I can’t wait to read, coming out in the second half of 2019.