8 Books we'll be Cuddling Up with this Winter




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As the temperature drops, what better way to spend your weekends than cuddled up with a good book.

With so many to choose from, we've made it easy by asking New Lookers to choose their favourite books of the moment. From page-turning thrillers to historical love stories, here are eight reads we're loving right now.

PS: why not treat yourself and make your reading day even more special with cosy soaks, hot chocolate and face masks.



1. The Essex Serpent

"Winner of the Waterstones Book Awards in 2016 and The British Book Awards in 2017, The Essex Serpent is one of the most memorable historical novels. An eerie tale of science, superstition and beautiful friendships." - Emma Menteath, Editorial Lead



2. Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

"I’m a bit late to the party with this one, but I have to recommend Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love.

It was recommended to me by so many people (and magazines), but being the sceptic that I am about mass hysteria, I found it hard to believe that I’d enjoyed it.

However, I’ve finally given in and have to say, I’m thoroughly enjoying it. Her story has taken me on a rollercoaster of emotions, from belly laughter to uneasy concern.

Never have I ever read a book that resonates British Millennials so much. Thank you, Dolly." - Nakhalar Sterling, Senior Copy Editor




3. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

"Any book with a few twist's is worth a cuddle up this winter! As the cold weather is officially upon us its only fair to add a chilling read to the mix." - Georgina Bernard, Creative Designer


4. This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

"This book gives you an amazing insight into the life of a Junior Doctor. It’s a great mix of funny, emotional, heart-breaking and raw. I am half way through so will definitely be finished by Christmas but it’s definitely one to put on the wish list.

Adam gives a truly honest account of what it’s like day in and day out at the hospital in a way that is captivating as well as giving you the chance to really understand and empathise for what they are dealing with as doctors. It’s like an amazing BBC documentary but on paper!" - Alexa Weir, Junior Producer


5. The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara

"If you enjoyed Pose on TV, then this is the book for you. Based in 1980s New York and set amongst the Harlem ball culture that spewed Madonna’s Vogue and Paris Is Burning, this book has everything from high glamour and romance to dance, drag and murder. It’s in equal parts hilarious, inspiring and heartbreaking. A fashion tragedy set to a soundtrack of Diana Ross – what more could you ask for?" - Steve Cook, Senior Brand Content Manager

6. The Truth about the Harry Quebery Affair by Joël Dicken

"I am absolutely obsessed with this book at the moment and I actually look forward to the daily commute just so I can find out the latest revelation.

It’s a book that keeps you in suspense the whole time and when you think you’ve finally figured out the plot you turn the page and something happens that completely throws a spanner in the works. It’s a bit of an emotional rollercoaster." - Cammi Gooding, Fashion Assistant




7. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

"I’m not sure that I’ll be ‘cuddling’ up to this…but I would highly recommend The Woman In Black, nonetheless. With the chill that’s in the air, the darker evenings and most of us leaning towards wearing all-black (just me?), I think that there’s something excitingly gothic and spooky about this time of year – and Susan Hill’s novel perfectly suits these shifts. “I believe even the most rational of minds can play tricks in the dark…” - Adam Fletcher, Copywriter




8. The Tattooist of Aushwitz by Heather Morris

"I brought this book in light of my trip to Poland, where I plan to visit Auschwitz. This book depicts one mans' life and his fight for survival in the concentration camps. It’s enlaced with a love story which shows a glimmer of hope through such a difficult time.

I’ve already recommended it to the people I’m going away with and one thing I’ve said is to make sure you read right the way to the end, including the authors notes. Luckily for me, Heather Morris has just released a second book in the series which I've just started." - Danielle Hall, Junior Digital Publishing Manager






SOURCE: New Look

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