So many sites do round-up of the best “beach reads” every summer, but isn’t winter really the ideal reading season? It’s chilly outside, so why not offer up some winter book recommendations to curl up with?
I’ve recently acquired two new books that are perfect companions for gloomy weather, and I highly recommend adding them to your bookshelf or bedside table!
Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys
I’m sure it’s no surprise that I’m a huge fan of The Cure (and have been since the age of 12), so naturally I just had to pick up this new autobiography from founding member and former Cure drummer Lol Tolhurst. In this memoir, Lol share stories from the band’s early days and his decades-long relationship with Robert Smith. Robert himself isn’t one for sharing, so chances are you won’t come across this level of intimacy and transparency on the band’s past anywhere else.
Gross & Unlikeable
If you’re a fan of literary horror and dark fiction, you know that women are all too often underrepresented in this genre. Thankfully, the San Diego-based literary organization So Say We All has put together this amazing collection of short stories, written, edited and illustrated entirely by women. In these 28 creepy and sometimes grotesque stories, women take us to dark places we’re not supposed to go, telling tales of their bodies and minds in their own terms. Be warned: the combination of female power and horror is brutal and savage…and completely worth reading.