Winter Reads

The Snow Child – Eowyn Ivey

I mean look at this cover… doesn’t it just scream winter?! It’s set in Alaska and is full of snow and just is so perfect for the winter.

All Souls trilogy – Deborah Harkness

These books are not only big (I’m pretty sure each one is at least 500 pages), they are dense. Full of history and alchemy and science, and plenty of angst to go with it too. You will need those long winter evenings to get through these… but trust me, they are worth it!

Hunted – Meagan Spooner

Again with the clearly winter cover! This books is mostly set in the winter in the forest, although yes there are small bits in the other seasons. But this Beauty and the Beast retelling is so wintery and the fantasy aspect of it will keep your imagination entertained.

Burial Rites – Hannah Kent

This one takes place in Iceland, and is another very dense read. It’s very heavy, the plot revolves around the last woman to be sentenced to hang in Iceland, and the language is very intricate and particular. It’s not a fast-paced book, but it is gorgeous.

The Host – Stephenie Meyer

Honestly this one is mostly on here because it is such a chunker. And it’s one of my favorites of all time. You will definitely get swept away in the story, and the majority of it takes place in Arizona so it’s a nice escape from the cold.

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

All time favorite book right here! Something about this magical book just feels right for getting cozy with a blanket and warm drink, and losing yourself in this story completely.

The Giver Quartet – Lois Lowry

Most people have read the first book in this series, but let me tell you this is one of the most satisfying series I have ever read. The storytelling of this book is just phenomenal and blows my mind. The reason I would recommend this during winter is because I just feel like it’s so epic, you can get lost in it and fight off that winter gloom some people get.

Red Rising – Pierce Brown

Really you can read this book/series any season! But I just find fantasies good for winter because the longer the series the better. They take longer to get through! And since you have to be indoors lots anyway, might as well find as many books as possible to take up your time while you are inside!

The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

This hefty book I am recommending for similar reasons to The Snow Child and Burial Rites. It just has that winter aesthetic/feeling.

The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis

Because what better time to read a 7 book children’s fantasy classic?! Especially when The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is set in the winteriest of lands!

What books do you guys like to read in the winter? Comment down below!

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