When the weather starts getting cold, there is nothing better than reading an amazing book inside with a warm almond milk latte or a hot toddy in hand, preferably by a lit fire. Reading gives you the opportunity to escape your day-to-day stressors and explore the thoughts and lives of others. There are so many great books out right now. It was hard to narrow the list down to a few favorites. Here are our top five right now:

#1 Where the Crawdads Sing

By: Delia Owens

This New York Times Bestseller is a tragic coming-of-age story that reminds us that we are all products of our childhood and all carry secrets. In this dramatic tale of possible murder, Kya (also known as the “Marsh Girl”) has haunted a quiet town on the coast of North Carolina living for years in the marsh alone. You won’t be able to put this book down.

#2 Little Fires Everywhere

By: Celeste Ng

In the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, this book walks you through the weight of secrets, motherhood, and the misconception that you are protected if you follow the rules. This New York Times Bestseller traces the fate of the flawless Richardson family and the new residents that inevitably uproot the family’s perfect lives.

#3 You Are a Badass

By: Jen Sincero

This author has written a refreshing yet entertaining guide helping you identify and change self-sabotaging behaviors. These self-sabotaging beliefs are stopping you from getting what you truly want in life and keeping you from creating a life you love. This book will help you understand why you are the way you are, to embrace the things you don’t love about yourself, and how to use the lessons in the book to get what you want. What are you waiting for?

#4 Ask Again, Yes

By: Mary Beth Keane

This New York Times Bestseller explores the friendship and love story between neighbors who are born less than seven months apart. The novel unfolds the bond between the two main characters that is tested over the next forty years and how pleasant past memories can change through adulthood. The love story between the two main characters walks us through the daily intimacies of marriage, and the power of forgiveness.

#5 Girl, Wash Your Face

By: Rachel Hollis

The author of this book discloses the lies and misconceptions that hold us back from living our best lives. This New York Times Bestseller examines the falsehoods we tell ourselves everyday with fearless honesty and humor. Rachel reveals the lies that once left her constantly feeling unworthy and the practical daily strategies she uses to move past them. This book truly shows you how to live with passion and hustle without giving up.