Some days, especially cozy wintery ones, I just want a hot drink, some treats, and a good book to read. These are the best lazy days, and even better when you can knock a book off your TBR in the process.
1 Between the World and Me: A great book discussing the racial landscape of America through the author’s letters to his son. Heartbreaking and timely, this novel might be intense for a one day read, but it is possible.
2 A Christmas Carol: Many of us know the story, but I really enjoyed the Charles Dickens’ novella about the soul make-over of a miserable old grump.
3 The Grownup: Ok, so this one is still on my TBR, but I love Gillian Flynn and can’t wait till I have a day to dedicate to this short story.
4 Living Dead Girl: Sooooo, you CAN read this in a day, but the subject matter is so dark that I don’t think anyone should. I would probably save this for a sunny Summer day.
5 A Monster Calls: This was one of my top reads from last year, and I think everyone should give the book a shot. The movie is also stunning.
6 The Ocean at the End of the Lane: This was my first Neil Gaiman book and I fell in love. I was so sucked into the story that I could have read this tale in a day.
7 The Refugees: I just finish this collection of short stories from Viet Thanh Nguyen, and I was really impressed. I’m not a huge fan of short story collections, usually because the quality varies, but I thought Nguyen did a fantastic job. Made for a fast 200 page read.
8 The Turn of the Screw: One of my favorite stories, full of eeriness and spooky atmosphere. Beware though, there’s no easy answers in Henry James’ gothic tale of repression.
9 When Breath Becomes Air: Paul Kalanithi’s memoir might be hard to read in one day through the tears, but well worth it.
10 A Wrinkle in Time: The movie version just wrapped up production and will be coming out April 6th, 2018. This gives you a year to read this Children’s classic before the movie comes out. Put this on your TBR!
Hopefully these books will get you excited for a future lazy reading day. I tried to give an array of different types of books, but I generally like deep/intense/spooky books. Oh well!