Need a good book to read? Check out what's on The Root staff's nightstand. From Langston Hughes to Jhumpa Lahiri, you're sure to find a nice book to cozy up with this winter.

Check out Steve Coll's Ghost Wars

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Check out Anita Diamant's The Red Tent

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Check out Allen Drury's Advise and Consent

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Check out Langston Hughes' The Best Short Stories by Black Writers 1899-1967

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Check out Langston Hughes' The Ways of White Folks

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Check out Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and Men

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Check out Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth

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Check out Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf

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