For teachers, the holiday break means some much-deserved “me time.” And we all know there’s no better way to spend these few weeks away from the classroom than with a good book! Whether you’re looking for a read that will transport you to another world while cozied up on the couch, or one that will deepen your knowledge on public policy, TeacherPop has put together a winter reading list with something for every teacher. Check out these 20 books to read over the holiday break.
If you’re looking to stay connected to the classroom over the holiday break, these four books will definitely help.
The Growth Mindset Coach: A Teacher’s Month-by-Month Handbook for Empowering Students to Achieve by Annie Brock and Heather Hundley
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
There’s nothing better than a novel to help unwind during the holidays. Take advantage of your hard-earned free-time with one of these five bestsellers.
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Moonglow: A Novel by Michael Chabon
Nutshell by Ian McEwan
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
You’ll never regret devoting some free time to learning something new. These six non-fiction picks will enhance your knowledge in a variety of subjects from philosophy, to the life of a famed rocker.
The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails by Sarah Bakewell
Health, Wellness, and Inspiration
These five picks are likely to inspire and encourage you to become not just a better teacher, but a better you.
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
On Living by Kerry Egan
What’s on your reading list this winter break? Share your books below!