What's On My Winter Reading List

I always found myself wanting to read more, and wanting to expand my knowledge in almost everything. So this winter I decided to take on some reading, and to explore the bookshelves a little. Call me old fashion, but I found holding a actual book in my hands one of the best feelings. Audio books, Kindle, and books on the iPad, have never been one to keep my attention. Give me a big comfy chair, a warm blanket, a cup of hot coco. The smell of a new book and the feel of turning a crisp new page is what keeps me coming back for more. So below is my reading list of the winter season. Make sure to share what you're currently reading down in the comments. I'd love to add some books to my spring/summer list in the near future. Happy reading! 

1. Jackaby by William Ritter: Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary-including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby's assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the look, The police are convinced it's an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain the foul deeds are the work of the kind of creature whose very existence the local authorities-with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane-seem adamant yo deny. 

2. Perfectionists Sara Shepard: In Beacon Heights, Washington, five high school seniors know that you don't have to be good to be perfect. Mackenzie, Ava, Caitlin, Julie, and Parker are all drive. To be perfect-no matter the cost. At first these five girls think they have nothing in common, until they discover they all hate the same person: rich, entitled Nolan, who's done terrible things to each of them. They come up with the perfect plan to murder Nolan- a hypothetical murder, of course. It's all wishful thinking ... until they wake up one morning to find that their wish came true. Nolan was killed, in exactly the way they planned. The thing is, they didn't do it . So who did? Suddenly the are the prime suspsects in the murder. And they need to find the real killer before thier perfect lives are ended-for good. 

3. Daring Greatly by Brené Brown: Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. In a world where "never enough" dominates and feeling afriad has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It's even a little dangerous at times. And without question, putting ourselves out there means there's a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that both is as uncomfortable, dangerous, or hurtful as standing on the outside looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had he courage to step into the arena-whether it's a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly  is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen. 

4. You Are A Badass   by Jen Sincero: You Are A Badass is a self-help book for people who desperately want to improve their lives but don't want to get busted doing it. 

5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer: Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. Sixteen-year-old Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past and is reviled by her stepmother. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a for bidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must and cover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future. Because there is something unusual about Cinder, something that others would kill for. 



 *all descriptions provided from book itself*