As the cold snap begins and Winter makes its presence felt, there’s no reason NOT to stay indoors, place a few heat logs into the wood-burning stove and curl up with a great book.
On occasions such as this, with the warmth of a roaring fire as company, the only problem you should have is choosing which book to read.
Fortunately, we are here with some great suggestions that will keep you gripped and entertained just enough to tear your gaze away from the log burner’s engaging flames.
1. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
The long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, this excellent novel picks up seamlessly where the award-winning television series leaves off.
Die-hard fans of Atwood will be pleased with this literary return to Gilead, as those who have enjoyed watching it on the screen will also appreciate getting inside a key character’s head.
2. How I escaped my certain fate by Stewart Lee
This hilarious insight into the mind of one of the UK’s best stand-up comedians is a must-read for anyone who enjoys learning about the creative process. Funny, intelligent and brutally honest, this is a great read that will let you laugh the hours away in front of the log burner this winter.
3. The Shining by Stephen King
It may be over 40 years old, but this is one of those books that is called a classic for a reason. Just imagine the heat logs or briquettes burning away as this chilling tale unfolds on a chilly evening.
As good as the film is – and it is tricky to read about Jack Torrance and NOT picture Jack Nicholson – there’s nothing quite like reading Stephen King’s words – especially as he takes you up to Room 217.
4. The Five People you meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
This story is beautifully written because it is astonishingly accessible.
The tale of a crotchety old man who dies and meets five people who had a profound effect on his life doesn’t sound like an enjoyable read, but by the end, you’ll be reinvigorated and may even be thinking about who your own five people could be.
5. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Another chiller to read beside the chiminea, this suspenseful novel has so many twists and turns that you will not want to tear yourself away from the page.
Fortunately, with Lekto Night Briquettes on the log burning stove, you will not have to keep getting up to tend to your fire. Instead, you can stay engrossed in this book that will have you gripped from the first page to the last.
Just don’t watch the film.
And with that, you have a whole Winter’s worth of reading ready for you.
If the idea of curling up with a good book sounds like your idea of heaven, buy your Hardwood Heat Logs here and welcome Winter with a roaring fire.