Download them, check them out of the library or go out and buy them. These are the best books on top of our winter reading list 2017. This season it’s all about magic, it’s in the air and it’s in most of the books in this list, whether it’s the magic of a book you can’t put down or making the unexpected seem realistic. From self-help books to fiction books that’ll keep you turning the page over and over again.
These magical books are sure to warm you from the inside out, and keep you going even when the cold creeps in.
1. Make Things Happen
Make Things Happen available here.
Want to make 2018 your year? Our brand new planner Make Things Happen has everything you’ll need to make next year a good one. Each month has its own chapter, starting in January, you’ll find a calendar for each month of the year that you can scribble all your important dates in. Each month has a theme, whether it’s productivity or self-love, and inside the chapter, you will find short advice on how to live your best life that month.
Every chapter is tailored to what you’ll need that month to stay on track, whether you need to take a break in February or start spring cleaning in March, all you have to do is get a pen and work through each chapter as it comes, fill in the workbook exercises, read the inspiration articles and live your best life! Get it here.
2. The Rules Of Magic by Alice Hoffman
The Rules Of Magic available here.
The Owens family believe love is a curse. It began in 1620 when Maria Owens was charged with witchcraft for loving the wrong man and spans up until the sixties. Susanna Owens has three children. Franny, Jet, and Vincent. These children are unique, so Susanna puts down some ground rules for them. No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic and no falling in love. All curses were made to be broken though, and Franny, Jet, and Vincent are desperate to find out who they really are and why they’re so unusual.
This book will capture your imagination and give you that warm wintery magical feel you need. This book is a prequel to Practical Magic – so you’re in for a real treat. Buy it here.
3. The Revolution of Marina M
The Revolution of Marina M available here.
New Year’s Eve 1916. Marina Makarova is a privileged young woman growing up in St Petersburg. But she yearns for something more. A greater purpose, a little less privilege. Her country is on the break of the unimaginable, and Marina gets caught up in it. She joins the marches, gets stuck into the violence and falls in love. She’s inspiring, fiery, fierce and despite everything she goes through – determined. She seems at time petulant, but the beauty of this book is that it gives a face to the revolution, it sweeps us along with history and shows how it could have been for any one of us. Buy it here.
4. Strange Magic by Syd Moore
Strange Magic by Syd Moore available here.
While the cover looks a bit scary, this book is actually a new series to get invested in if you loved Harry Potter. It’s a bit of magic for adults, with Rosie Strange inheriting her grandfather’s witchcraft museum in Essex. Of course, along the way she meets a lot of strange characters, and sees things she can’t quite believe. Book one won’t be enough for you, luckily, book two has just been released – so you can power through that one to find out what happened to Rosie next! Buy it here.
What’s your favorite book of all time? Share your reading list with us in the comments below…
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