As the winter wind rolls through Berkeley, rustling the orange leaves of tree-lined streets, the chill air brings with it a need for comfort and immersion in warmth from the inside out.
Getting tucked up with a book is one of winter's most sacred delights. Whether it's a beloved paperback with yellowed and frayed pages, or a brand new e-book downloaded at the click of a button — the options are ample for literary escape.
So, how do you decide what to read?
has put together a holiday reading recommendations list for a variety of categories, including art & architecture, biography & autobiography, fiction, food & cooking, gardening, history, humor, literature, poetry and travel.
What is everyone else reading? Here are the best sellers this week, according to the New York Times:
- 11/22/63, by Stephen King
- THE LITIGATORS, by John Grisham
- THE NEXT ALWAYS, by Nora Roberts
- ZERO DAY, by David Baldacci
- THE BEST OF ME, by Nicholas Sparks
- STEVE JOBS, by Walter Isaacson
- KILLING LINCOLN, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
- HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
- BACK TO WORK, by Bill Clinton
- SEAL TARGET GERONIMO, by Chuck Pfarrer
What are you reading during the holiday season? What would you recommend? Let us know in the comments.