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It's Tradition: Favorite Re-Reads

A season of warmth and reminiscence is upon us, and nothing gets the cozy feelings started like time-honored winter traditions.  Whether it be preparing a special family recipe, rounding up seasonal decorations from the attic, or taking a drive through a display of lights, some of the best things about this time of year are the things we never miss out on.  Feeling flustered with holiday stir?  Take the pressure off by sinking into a favorite story.  A good book makes an especially inviting tradition, and these timeless staff favorites are perfect re-readables that make coming back to them each year a welcome seasonal treat. 

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Delve into the magical, unforgettable world of James Herriot, the world's most beloved veterinarian, and his menagerie of heartwarming, funny, and tragic animal patients.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
This 19th century British Novel charts the evolution of its independent titular character from young orphan to grown woman. She doesn't face off with any monsters, but takes on the adversity of social norms and expectations with zeal, and develops into the hero of one of the earliest modern novels - showing that anyone who can be themselves in a world at odds is a hero in their own right.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
After an October blizzard, Laura's family moves from the claim shanty into town for the winter, a winter that an Indian has predicted will be seven months of bad weather.

The Night Circus : A Novel by Erin Morgenstern
Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love with each other and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways.

The Princess Bride by William Goldman
A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts.


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