- Sarah Cronin | Rev. Diane Sullivan
Beach reads are great, but Vermonters get most of their reading done in the winter. Give us a good book and cozy nook, and we'll give you a time-tested remedy for seasonal affective disorder. Frankly, it would take at least all winter to work through the best books of 2019 according to the state's indie booksellers. Among the selections is Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre by Glynnis Fawkes, one of two books the graphic artist/cartoonist released this year. Also on the list is a prequel to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol called Marley, by Vermont author Jon Clinch. For a quicker read, try the oddly charming short fiction by Burlington writer Erik Esckilsen. Or snag a copy of the debut poetry book by songwriter Kristina Stykos. You could also get hip with the zine scene in Montréal. Whatever you do, don't tweet at the Burlington Police Department.