Winter Reading List

It’s getting colder out, Christmas and New Year’s are around the corner, and I have extra time off from now through February. With the extra time off to myself, there are a few books I’d like to read. I like to stay inside with my fireplace on drinking something nice and warm. If I can avoid going out when it’s freezing cold out, I’ll stay inside. There is nothing better to me on a wintery day that to remain warm while reading a book.

Winter Reading List // The Krystal Diaries

I’ve had two of these books on my bookshelf for a while now, probably over a year. One of them I just ordered on Amazon Prime after I heard really good things about it on a few different blogs.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

This book is supposed to be life changing. I don’t know if I’m expecting that kind of results after reading this, but I am looking forward to learning how to de-clutter my house. I am pretty organized, and I try to throw out or donate things I no longer need. However, I know I can probably do a better job at it, and I want to live a more minimalistic lifestyle when it comes to things. I just ordered this one, received it in two days, and started reading it over the weekend.

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up // The Krystal Diaries

Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur

This is one of the books I’ve had for a long time now, and I still haven’t opened it up. I’ve been trying to read one female business/life oriented book every few months. It’s been compared to #GirlBoss and I enjoyed that book so hopefully this is a good read too.


I’ve had this book for a long time too. I purchased it when the movie came out, and I actually didn’t know it was a book until the movie was out. I like historical fiction that’s loosely based on real history. Plus the main character immigrated to Brooklyn, so that caught my attention right away. The movie is on my list to watch as well, but I can’t watch the movie until I read the book. The book always comes first, unless I don’t know the movie is based on a book, which almost happened with this one.

Winter Reading List // The Krystal Diaries

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  • Reply Chels (@InspoIndulgence)

    I would love to read that book about tidying up! I SO need it. haha

    December 12, 2016 at 8:29 AM
  • Reply Alexandra Yargeau

    The only one I haven’t read of these is Girl Code. I really liked Brooklyn, but really DIDN’T like Tidying up. Maybe I just wasn’t in the right frame of mind to read it.

    December 12, 2016 at 8:41 AM
  • Reply eamj1103

    I have not read any of those books but now I want to! I really want to see the movie Brooklyn so now I’ll read the book first. Thanks for sharing these. I am always up for book recommendations!

    Elizabeth Ann //

    December 12, 2016 at 12:39 PM
  • Reply annafitfab

    I really enjoyed Brooklyn as well. I felt I could appreciate the movie much more by having read the book first so I knew what was skipped or covered quickly in the movie.

    December 12, 2016 at 12:54 PM
  • Reply Jill @ RunEatSnap

    The life changing magic of tidying up is on my list to read! My list is so long and grows faster than I can read!

    December 12, 2016 at 1:25 PM
  • Reply falonloveslife

    I’ve had Brooklyn sitting on my shelf forever too! Hoping to get to it soon. I’ve never heard of Girl Code, but it sounds awesome.

    December 12, 2016 at 1:52 PM
  • Reply Keating Bartlett

    I’ve heard so many great things about Girl Code, but have yet to purchase it. I’ve done really well lately with reading so I’ll have to add it to my January reading list 🙂

    December 12, 2016 at 8:42 PM
  • Reply Lauren Norton

    I had never heard of these books but they sound great! I need to get reading again… I have been a huge slacker on that front recently.

    xoxo Lauren I Glitter & Grandeur

    December 12, 2016 at 8:50 PM
  • Reply Jenny

    I want to read the first book! I need something to kick my butt into gear.

    December 12, 2016 at 10:16 PM
  • Reply Robin Masshole Mommy

    It sounds like you have lots of hours of great reading ahead of you. I hope you enjoy all of your books!

    December 13, 2016 at 11:07 AM
  • Reply chelseajacobs

    I’m waiting to watch the movie until I get around to the book, too!

    December 13, 2016 at 11:29 AM
  • Reply CJ @Thirty30Courtney (@Thirty30Court)

    I love business related books and Girl Code sounds right up my alley. I enjoyed Girl Boss as well so thanks a lot for that suggestion! Going to add it to my Goodreads list.

    December 13, 2016 at 12:06 PM
  • Reply redheadbabymama

    I’m a natural purger, so I feel like this book would echo my own policies. After something has passed it’s “holding period” of use, it gets passed to recycle, trash, or otherwise.

    December 13, 2016 at 12:42 PM
  • Reply terristeffes

    We have similar tastes in books. I loved Brooklyn and the movie was well done.

    December 13, 2016 at 3:42 PM
  • Reply missy35000

    I read “The Life-changing magic of tidying up” and while her process makes perfect sense, I find it SO hard to tidying up immediately after everything I do! (Read: Kind of lazy) I read Girl Boss (loved) so will definitely add Girl Code to my Kindle list!

    December 13, 2016 at 4:29 PM
  • Reply theresasreviews

    These look like really good reads! I’m always look for a new, good book to read in my extra time.

    December 13, 2016 at 5:24 PM
  • Reply Ana De-Jesus

    Girl code sounds like a good read. Especially if it is anything like the brilliant ‘Girl Boss’ which was an excellent read that I enjoyed very much!

    December 13, 2016 at 6:05 PM
  • Reply theclutterboxblog

    I’ve been debating on buying the life-changing magic of tidying up and girlcode. Both are reads I think I would enjoy! I hope you do!!

    December 13, 2016 at 6:50 PM
  • Reply Allison Rebecca

    I have been needing to add some new books to my reading list. I really want to read Chip and Joanna Gaines’ new book!

    December 13, 2016 at 8:54 PM
  • Reply MegOhKay

    I have yet to read any of these but they look fantastic! You’ll have to update us with your favorites. I’ve added a few books to my Christmas list this year.

    December 13, 2016 at 9:21 PM
  • Reply Debra

    I haven’t had the chance to read any of these book but I will have to put them on my list. I will have some time during Christmas break!

    December 13, 2016 at 10:55 PM
  • Reply lovelysilvia

    Down time is definitely in my future and I love finding new books to read when I get a break. Girl Code looks like my kind of read! Thanks for the recommendation!

    December 14, 2016 at 12:54 AM
  • Reply Ola

    This is a doable list for Me. I’ve heard about the Tidying Up book, and even read a story about the author. Sounds interesting. I’m also really interested in Brooklyn, and will be looking into that soon.

    December 14, 2016 at 2:50 AM
  • Reply Catrina

    I’m lucky enough to have some time off over the holidays and was looking to catch up on some reading (2 kids under 2 will significantly reduce the time you have for reading) and this is a great list! Starting here definitely. Thank you for sharing!

    December 14, 2016 at 8:09 AM
  • Reply reesann723

    I got the art of tidying up last new years….maybe I will read it this new years LOL!

    December 14, 2016 at 9:01 AM
  • Reply Sondra Barker

    Really great recommendations! I want to read the Marie Kando book and the series you first mentioned!

    December 14, 2016 at 9:20 AM
  • Reply Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place

    There is nothing i love more than reading a good book while snuggled under a warm blanket. I havent gotten to sit down and read for a while but these books will be on my list when i start. i can’t wait to dive back into it!

    December 14, 2016 at 9:45 AM
  • Reply Stephanie Lee

    This is awesome! Definitely take your extra time and read and relax! I read the Tidying book in a book club earlier this year. There are some great ideas in there. Enjoy!

    December 14, 2016 at 9:46 AM
  • Reply courteneynoonan

    Brooklyn is such an amazing book! I would tell you to read my review on it but I don’t want to spoil it for you haha

    December 14, 2016 at 11:09 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      Haha I’ll read your review after then!

      December 14, 2016 at 11:10 AM
  • Reply Amber Killmon

    Great suggestions! I’ve been meaning to check out Girl Code for a while.

    December 14, 2016 at 11:29 AM
  • Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    I’d love to do some reading for myself. I just haven’t found the time. Since I homeschool I am constantly reading what is next for my daughter to read. So my list has dwindled to middle school reading level right now. Maybe this summer!

    December 14, 2016 at 12:05 PM
  • Reply Vincent Carabeo

    Book marked this because I definitely have to read that book about tidying up. Need it in my life lol

    December 14, 2016 at 12:09 PM
  • Reply Isaly Holland

    I had read your post twice because I love reading book reviews. I am one of those that like to have a nice hot, cold, rainy or anyday for that matter full of reading. Reading is such a great hobby and a way to explore the world. Thanks for this post. I definitely want to add these books to my reading list!

    December 14, 2016 at 2:20 PM
  • Reply Ellie Chan

    I really want to read Brooklyn! I love reading reviews to find great new books!

    December 14, 2016 at 8:24 PM
  • Reply amandahrosson

    I really need to read more books! Girl Code looks right up my alley, I’ll have to add it to my ever expanding reading list!

    December 15, 2016 at 12:25 AM
  • Reply almostindianwife

    Ok my friend just read the tidying up book you mentioned and she’s obsessed! She purged her whole house and now her home feels cozy and isn’t full of clutter! I can’t wait to do it myself. Things always up up stacking up and my closets end up full!

    December 15, 2016 at 10:38 AM
  • Reply Vaishnavi @ Dentmaker

    Coffee, books & a warm blanket to cuddle up – just the prefect combination for this winter! Awesome recommendations to make my days – Thank you!!

    December 15, 2016 at 11:08 AM
  • Reply sveeteskapes

    Oh I would love to read the art of decluttering, thanks for introducing it to me. About time I got rid of some stuff at home before the New Year begins.
    xx, Kusum |

    December 15, 2016 at 1:56 PM
  • Reply The Trophy WifeStyle

    Oooooo so many great book suggestions!!! I keep hearing about girl code. I’m going to have to check that one out

    December 15, 2016 at 7:45 PM
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