As the season of shorter days and self-imposed hibernation, winter is the perfect time to catch up on your reading list. For those nights of staying in with nothing good on TV, put on your lulu’s and curl up on the couch with one of these great reads.
The Company We Keep - By: Robert and Dayna Baer
Rife with exotic countries and foreign languages, secret ops and clandestine training camps; this book is chick-lit incognito. This is the true-life story of how CIA spies Robert and Dayna Baer met, fell in love and tackled the obstacle of doing recognizance on suspected terrorists while trying to plan a date.
Orange is the New Black - By: Piper Kerman
What I’ve come to call “Eat, Pray Love goes to Prison,” author Piper Kerman tells the story of how she was convicted 10 years after committing an international drug smuggling crime. Sentenced to 14 months in a federal penitentiary, Kerman’s insights about her time inside and the women she meets are razor sharp and at times downright hilarious.
The Girl Who Chased the Moon - By: Sarah Addison Allen
This story is set in North Carolina where people can visibly see the sweetness of cakes wafting in the air and strange floating lights roaming the town’s forests at night. Filled with town secrets and whimsical concepts, this book is the perfect blend of real-life depth and just a touch of magic.
The Intimate Adventures Of A London Call Girl - By: Belle de Jour
Meet Belle, a normal, well-educated woman in her late 20s who finds herself working as a high-class prostitute in London. Looking to supplement her meager 9-5 income Belle writes under an alias about getting into the biz and her, ahem – interesting requests from clients. This true story is X-rated.
---Laura Burling is a freelance writer based in Toronto. Follow her blog at www.laurasfictionaddiction.blogspot.com