Top 5 book picks for winter

Have a cosy night in with these 5 page turners!

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1. "The 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo" by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Imagine if Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, and Audrey Hepburn were all rolled into one person, and you get Evelyn Hugo. She's a glamorous Hollywood star who's lived a fascinating life, with seven husbands along the way. The book follows her as she tells her life story to a young journalist, and it's full of scandal, secrets, and juicy details.
2. "The Girl Who Fell from the Sky" by Heidi W. Durrow
When Emma Carey was twenty, she fell from 14,000 feet and survived. In The Girl Who Fell From the Sky Emma tells us the inspirational story of how, through one of her greatest tragedies, she found her truest self. From waking in the hospital a paraplegic to learning how to use her legs again, through the six-year long court case and now being finally free to make the most of her life, Emma teaches us the importance of courage and resilience.
3. "The Happiest Man on Earth" by Eddie Jaku
This memoir tells the true story of Eddie Jaku, a Jewish man who survived the Holocaust. Despite the unimaginable horrors he endured, Eddie is one of the most optimistic and joyful people you'll ever meet. He shares his life story and the lessons he's learned about resilience, gratitude, and the power of forgiveness.
4. "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens
This novel is a mystery, a love story, and a coming-of-age tale all rolled into one. It follows Kya, a young girl who grows up alone in the marshes of North Carolina, and the murder investigation that threatens to upend her solitary life. The book is beautifully written and will transport you to another world.
5. "Before the Coffee Gets Cold" by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
This charming novel is set in a small Tokyo cafe where customers can travel back in time, but only for the amount of time it takes to drink a cup of coffee. Each chapter follows a different character as they grapple with the limitations of time travel and the regrets and longings that haunt them. It's a poignant and whimsical meditation on the nature of memory and the choices we make in life.

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