Next Level’s Winter Reading List

January 12, 2021

The festivities of the holidays have come and gone, and we’re turning the page toward a bright 2021. At Next Level, we believe a diverse reading list is a great way to keep your mind occupied as you pass the winter months and march toward Spring.

We’ve canvassed our team to compile a list of our favorite short stories, novels, business books, and even cookbooks, and we wanted to share them with you. We invite you to grab a coffee or a cocoa, and settle in with one of our favorites this winter:

  1. The Best American Short Stories 2020: A collection of short stories from various authors that topped the charts in 2020.

  2. A Time for Mercy: This newest suspense thriller by John Grisham is the sequel to A Time to Kill, and Sycamore Row. 

  3. A Gentleman in Moscow: This New York Times Bestseller by Amor Towles is an easy read about a Russian aristocrat on house arrest, presenting topical literature on isolation.

  4. Sapians. A Brief History of Humankind: First published in Hebrew in Isreal in 2011, author Yuval Noah Harari's book surveys the history of humankind from the evolution of archaic human species in the Stone Age up to the twenty-first century. 

  5. To The Scaffold. The Life of Marie Antoinette:  Author Carolly Erickson provides an estimation of a lost Queen that is psychologically acute, richly detailed, and deeply moving.

  6. Winter of the World: The middle book in Ken Follet’s Century Trilogy, for those wanting a substantial novel with historical significance.

  7. Beneath a Scarlet Sky: Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, this USA Today and #1 Amazon Charts bestseller by Mark Sullivan is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man's incredible courage and resilience during one of history's darkest hours. 

  8. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: For those of you interested in business reading, Marshall Goldsmith is an expert at helping global leaders overcome their sometimes unconscious, annoying habits, and attain a higher level of success. 

  9. First Break All The Rules: Marcus Buckingham shares his thoughts on what the world’s greatest managers do differently.

  10. World Vegetarian: This cookbook by Madhur Jaffrey is designed to help support those New Year’s Resolutions, and just may set you on an all new dietary path.

These are just a few of our favorites for the season. Got one of your own to add to the list? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

Happy reading!

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