Sometimes cold, dreary winter days call for snuggling up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee and a good book. Cal Morris, owner of Church Street Coffee and Books, shares his top five list of new releases that should be on your winter reading list.

by Paige Townley


“Almost Everything: Notes on Hope” by Anne Lamont:

“Anne Lamont’s honest reflections on life have helped me feel less alone since I first read ‘Traveling Mercies’ years ago. She doesn’t take herself or her faith too seriously, and I appreciate how she can make me laugh at myself and my worst struggles. This new book on the place of hope in our lives will be an encouragement (and a source of joy, I’m sure) for those who might struggle with feelings of hopelessness.”

“Daring to Lead” by Brené Brown:

“Brené Brown’s books on vulnerability have changed my relationships with my wife, my children, and my friends for the better. I love how Brown calls us to be more of who we were meant to be while encouraging us to have courage while pursuing love and belonging. I’m excited to see how she has applied her research on vulnerability to leadership. I’m sure she will change how I lead the team at Church Street.”

“Congratulations, Who Are You Again?: A Memoir”
by Harrison Scott Key:

“We all need more laughter in our lives, and the Thurber Prize for American Humor winner Harrison Scott Key delivers every time. Key’s memoir is ‘an instructive tale of pursuing his destiny with relentless and often misguided devotion.’ Readers who have dreams and aspirations, as well as readers who appreciate well-written, witty humor will
enjoy Key’s newest memoir.”

“Bridge of Clay” by Markus Zusak:

“Markus Zusak won me over with ‘The Book Thief’ and its captivating story. I’ve been looking forward to a new book from him and am excited to read ‘Bridge of Clay.’ This book is described as ‘a breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules.’ Zusak is a masterful storyteller, so this is a great pick for his longtime fans of ‘The Book Thief,’ as well as those who might be new to him but love excellent fiction.”

“The Fifth Risk” by Michael Lewis:

“Michael Lewis always brings a fresh new perspective to existing issues of our times. His this book he examines various governmental departments and potential looming disasters that have gone unchecked since the 2016 election. Lewis combines strong journalism, rich detail and a needed sense of humor while reporting on the status of various corners of our national governmental systems.”