Recommended reads to curl up to next to the fire

The Rosie Project is a light read whose main character may, or may not, be autistic.

The Rosie Project, by Graeme Smith

The Rosie Project is a light read whose main character may, or may not, be autistic.

In this light-hearted comedy the main character, an awkward genetics professor, attempts to find the perfect partner.

Concussion, by Jeanne Marie Laskas

Concussion is the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the pathologist who made one of the most significant medical discoveries of the 21st century, a discovery that challenges the existence of America’s favourite sport, football.

The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate

This stirring and unforgettable novel from Katherine Applegate celebrates the power of friendship. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.

North of Normal, by Cea Sunrise Person

North of Normal is a true story about a girl’s survival after her family fled the U.S. in pursuit of an alternative free love existence. For anyone who grew up in the 60s or 70s in a simliar situation the story will hit close to home.

All the Light we Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See has been on the best seller shelves at The Open Book for months. Set in occupied France during World War II, the novel centres on a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths eventually cross.