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9 Must-Have Winter Reads

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Did you make a New Year’s resolution to read more books? Here are some great new releases to add to your list.


Chain of Iron, Book Two: The Last Hours
By Cassandra Clare
The latest in the YA Shadowhunter Chronicle follows Cordelia Carstairs through Edwardian London as she searches for a killer. (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 688 pages)

The Committed
By Viet Thanh Nguyen
A followup to The Sympathizer, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this literary thriller follows the unnamed protagonist to Paris, where he plunges into addiction, drug dealing, left-wing politics and other dangerous forays. (Grove Press, 400 pages)

The Four Winds
By Kristin Hannah
Open land, vast dreams, hard work, strong women and the American spirit combine for a compelling tale set in Texas during the Great Depression.
(St. Martin’s Press, 464 pages)

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need
By Bill Gates
Can technology reverse climate change? The billionaire philanthropist and founder of Microsoft poses that and other questions to international experts. (Knopf, 272 pages)

Rule of Wolves
By Leigh Bardugo
Dive into the Grishaverse with the latest book in this YA fantasy series about war, royalty and spies. Soon to be a Netflix series. (Imprint, 608 pages)

Klara and the Sun
By Kazuo Ishiguro
Described as a “dazzling genre-bending work” by Publishers Weekly, the new novel from this Nobel laureate and Booker Prize winner is sure to be a bestseller. (Knopf, 320 pages)

The Survivors
By Jane Harper
A sunken wreck, a missing girl and lingering secrets make for a thrilling mystery from New York Times bestselling author Jane Harper. (Flatiron Books, 384 pages)

The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing and the Future of the Human Race
By Walter Isaacson
This timely biography delves into the life of the female scientist who created CRISPR, a revolutionary DNA editing tool that may be essential in the fight against novel viruses and other diseases. (Simon & Schuster,
560 pages)

Wife/Daughter/Self: A Memoir in Essays
By Beth Kephart
From celebrated Radnor-based author Beth Kephart comes this revealing collection of personal essays exploring life’s roles. (Forest Avenue Press, 254 pages) ­