10 Best Winter Reads

Every month, Amazon staffers sift through hundreds of new books searching for gems. Here’s what Amazon editor Chris Schluep chose especially for Post readers this season:

Someone holding a heart-shaped snow sculpture with a pair of wool mittens.

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The DreamersThe Dreamers

by Karen Thompson Walker

A mysterious illness causes people to fall into perpetual sleep in this eerie and beautiful novel by the author of the best-selling Age of Miracles.
Random House

The CurrentThe Current

by Tim Johnston

In this thoughtful yet driving mystery, two young women plunge into a Minnesota river, but only one comes out alive. As she investigates, the layers peel back chapter by chapter.
Algonquin Books

That Churchill Woman That Churchill Woman

by Stephanie Barron

Winston Churchill’s American-born mother is the subject of this historical novel that reads like The Paris Wife meets PBS’s Victoria.

The Silent PatientThe Silent Patient

by Alex Michaelides

People will be talking about this debut thriller about a wife and husband with a seemingly perfect life, a shocking murder, and a therapist obsessed with uncovering the motive.

Black Leopard, Red WolfBlack Leopard, Red Wolf

by Marlon James

The Man Booker Prize-winning author has written an African Game of Thrones, the first in a trilogy.


Dreyer’s EnglishDreyer’s English

by Benjamin Dreyer

Could this be the next Eats, Shoots & Leaves? Language lovers will cherish this witty guide to proper writing by Random House’s longtime copy chief.
Random House

Wild BillWild Bill

by Tom Clavin

He was literally a living legend, the first lawman of the Wild West, and this is his definitive biography by the bestselling author of Dodge City.
St. Martin’s Press

The Unwinding of the MiracleThe Unwinding of the Miracle

by Julie Yip-Williams

When the author was diagnosed with terminal cancer, she set out to write her story for her two girls, creating this vibrant exhortation to live life truly, openly, and bravely.
Random House


by Dani Shapiro

In 2016, the author submitted her DNA to a genealogy website and learned that her father was not her biological father, setting off this memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets.


by Stephanie Land

This surprisingly beautiful, moving, and levelheaded memoir explores the contrast of a woman trapped in poverty while working as a maid for upper-class America.

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