Looking For A Great Winter Read? We Asked Georgia's Independent Booksellers To Share Their Lists

It seemed like winter came early this year with record low temperatures dipping below the 20s. As the cold weather continues, cozy up with a blanket, warm cup of tea and a book.

On Second Thought is joined by three of Georgia’s booksellers, Janet Geddis owner of Avid Bookshop in Athens, Annie Jones owner of The Bookshelf in Thomasville and Charles Robinson co-owner of Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta. They help choose which books to crack open this holiday season.


Hear about a variety of genres from fiction to true crime, children’s literature to mystery and catch up on your reading.

See below for a list of the books mentioned in the show.

Fiction:

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Olive Again by Elizabeth Strout

Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

The Other's Gold by Elizabeth Ames

The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal

Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks & Ted Caplan

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary

Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey

Family of Origin by CJ Hauser

Strangers & Cousins by Leah Hager Cohen

Non-fiction:

Me by Elton John

Becoming: A Guided Journal For Discovering Your Voice by Michelle Obama

Atlas Obscura 2nd Edition by Joshua Foer, Ella Morton, Dylan Thuras 

A Marvelous Life by Danny Fingeroth

The Way I Heard It by Mike Rowe

Acid For The Children by Flea

The Body: A Guide For Occupants by Bill Bryson

The Preacher's Wife by Kate Bowler

Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur

Burnout by Emily Nagoski

Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl

Fall & Rise by Mitchell Zuckoff

I Think You're Wrong but I'm Listening by Beth A. Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland

The Elephant in the Room by Tommy Tomlinson

I Miss You When I Blink by M. L. Philpott

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep & Dreams by Matthew Walker, Ph.D.

This Particular Happiness: A Childless Love Story by Jackie Shannon Hollis.

Little Weirds by Jenny Slate

For Small Creatures Such as We by Sasha Sagan

The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West

No Happy Endings by Nora McInerny

How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life by Catherine Price

The World is on Fire by Joni Tevis

Crime/true crime:

She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

A False Report (released in paperback as Unbelievable) by Ken Armstrong and T. Christian Miller

Furious Hours by Casey Cep

Fantasy:

True Bastards by Jonathan French

The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons

Horror:

The Institute by Stephen King

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

The Invited by Jennifer McMahon

Mystery:

Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson

The Current by Tim Johnston

The Body in Question by Jill Ciment

Graphic Novels:

Open Borders: The Science & Ethics of Immigration by Bryan Caplan & Zach Weinersmith. 

Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons

Rusty Brown by Chris Ware

The House by Paco Roca

Good Talk: A Memoir In Conversations by Mira Jacob

White Bird by R. J. Palacio

Kid Gloves by Lucy Knisley

Cookbooks:

Joy of Cooking, 9th edition by John Becker and Megan Scott

The Deep End of Flavor by Tenney Flynn & Susan Puckett

Sous Vide by Hugh Acheson

Let Me Feed You by Rosie Daykin

Eat Joy edited by Natalie Eve Garrett

Nothing Fancy by Alison Roman

Antoni in the Kitchen by Antoni Porowski

Children/YA:

Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo

Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy

I’m Not Dying With You Tonight by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

The Baby-sitters Club by Ann M. Martin

Pages & Co: The Bookwanderers by Anna James

Stretchy McHandsome by Judith Byron Schachner

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

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