Even if you don’t consider yourself a “big reader” it’s hard to deny the perfection of curling up with a book in the wintertime. We’ve rounded up some of the best new releases in 2014 to give you the perfect book list to get you through Chicago’s winter this year.
Author: Julia Fierro
About: A group of friends meet at a beach house for two days and come to the realization that their lives may not be turning out how they had pictured.
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Summer House with Swimming Pool
Author: Hermann Koch
About: A doctor to the stars performs a botched medical procedure resulting in the death of a famous actor. The actor and doctors families know one another, which thickens the plot.
The Paying Guests
Author: Sarah Waters
About: A wealthy British family after World War I has lost much of their wealth and must take in boarder to make money. They find that they can actually learn a lot from the middle-class tenants.
Author: Emma Straub
About: A wealthy New York family heads to Spain for two weeks but can’t seem to leave behind the baggage of their city life. There’s an anniversary, job loss, virginity, college, debt, secrets, and the makings of a very entertaining story.
The Children Act
Author: Ian McEwan
Author: Lindsay Hunter
About: Two young female best friends get themselves into a lot of trouble when they decide to meet up with someone they met online.