7 Must Reads This Winter


We asked our readers what books we should curl up with this winter, and now we're off to the bookstore with a full list! Sometimes you have to give yourself a little gift during this season too, right?

Three to Get Married by Venerable Fulton Sheen

I know a lot of proposals happen during the holidays and I can't imagine preparing for marriage with out reading Three To Get Married! It's truly a gem and so eye opening. It's great for anyone discerning marriage, engaged or even already married! Elizabeth Araujo

Mary Oliver's Devotions

 Mary has such a profound sense of the divine and tender relationship with desolation. With the cold and dark winter months upon us, I think we could all use some reflection on finding the light in darkness.  Ella Hart

Me, Myself and Lies by Jennifer Rothschild

I think all women fall into the trap of negative self talk at some point in their lives. I love how this book is helping me to focus on being the woman God made me to be, flaws and all.  Lori Zimmermann

Joy to the World by Scott Hahn

Enter into the Advent and Christmas seasons by following the nativity story through the eyes of the different participants from the poor shepherds to the wise men to King Herod to the parents of the Savior. Beautiful, contemplative, and best of all for this busy season, easy to read and pick up and put down as time allows. Brittany Makely

Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset

Reading it in the winter months amplifies the imagination of the Northern European setting. It's easier to picture myself in Norway in November than July. I also find something satisfying in reading longer works over the winter, a fitting period for the reflection and rumination that result from such a work. Victoria Bn

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

What better time to curl up with this thought-provoking Catholic classic and watch the 11-hour miniseries adaptation than during the long winter months?! Cate Labish

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Mystery novels just never appealed to me, but Agatha Christie is truly the master and is the only author of this genre that I read. This book just hit the big screen and for good reason too-it's captivating, fast paced, and you won't see the end coming. A classic who-dun-it, Murder on the Orient Express is a fun read that will leave you looking up more of Christie's works. Angela Bell