Find a warm blanket and bunker up with a great book during cold Northern Michigan winter nights! You can get cozy with one of these page-turners suggested by Katie Capaldi, owner of Between the Covers bookstore in Harbor Springs, originally published in the January 2016 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

Lawson tackles weighty topics with her trademark crass and hysterical voice. This book sings with absurdity, hope and heart.

Sweetgirl by Travis Mulhauser (due February 2nd)

Petoskey author Travis Mulhauser brings us a luscious, gritty tale that captures the beauty and horror of life in this landscape.

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

Make it a New Year’s resolution to devote some time to reading something outside of your comfort zone. This novel, a stunning debut about grief and wonder, is a wonderful place to start.

M Train by Patti Smith

How do our surroundings enter our subconscious? How do we choose to remember them? This book gives us a glimpse into the artist’s creative process; accented by Smith’s own Polaroid snapshots throughout.

Stories in the Stars: An Atlas of Constellations by Susanna Hislop, Illustration by Hannah Waldron

Take advantage of the clear night skies with this book, which helps novice and veteran astronomers alike bring the storytelling element back into stargazing.

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