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We polled some of our sweet authors, agents and readers to see what books they’re curling up with this winter. The only rule? You can’t pick your own book, you’ve gotta give those heart-eyes to someone else. Here are the books they’re loving for winter.


Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O’Keeffe by Dawn Tripp

“I’m loving Dawn Tripp’s Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O’Keeffe. It’s about art and love and cost of managing both. Just incredible,” says Caroline Leavitt. Looking for a fall read by Caroline? Her newest novel, Cruel Beautiful World, is coming out in October. It tells the story of a young woman searching for her wild younger sister after she vanishes with a much older and controlling boyfriend.


A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Carly Watters, literary agent for P.S. Literary is trained to spot a stellar read. She calls A Little Life “a sweeping story of friendship and testing the boundaries of love and depths of tragedy. It’s an honest account of desire for acceptance, truth, and ambition in the modern age.” 


 Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo by Boris Fishman

This second novel caught the eye of Robin Kall of Reading with Robin and the Point Street Reading Series on Facebook.  She says, “Boris’ second novel is a gem and a gift. Featuring his signature wit, precision, and thoughtfulness, Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo is heartfelt tale of a family in search of answers and the risks they’ll take to find them. “


Big Little Lies by Lianne Moriarty 

Set aside a solid afternoon for our next pick because you won’t want to put it down! Lee Kelly, author of A Criminal Magic, picks Big Little Lies for its amazing characters, addictive storyline and “a tone that manages to be fun and weighty.” Plus, she listened to it on audio and Caroline Lee’s lively narration “somehow made perfection even better.”


Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed

“This little emerald green book of quotes is indeed a gem; it’s chock-full of wisdom, wit and inspiration,” says Aidan Donnelley Rowley, author of our Winter Reads pick The RamblersThis collection of quotes–drawn from the wide range of Cheryl’s writings–captures her wisdom, courage, and outspoken humor, presented in a gift-sized package that’s as irresistible to give as it is to receive.


The wonderful Bethany Chase, bestselling author of The One That Got Away and the upcoming novel Results May Vary, picks The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern as her winter read. She says, “It is one of the most atmospheric, lushly imaginative books I’ve ever read.”

**Oops! An earlier version of this post incorrectly attributed a quote to Andrea Katz. We quickly fixed the error and apologize for the confusion.

Looking for more Winter Reads? Check out our BookSparks Winter Reads>>