I live in drought ridden California where we barely have rainy days let alone snow days, but for the other places that get covered in that blanketed in snow in this time of year, I have four books that are perfect to curl up with in front of the fire when you don’t want to venture outside.
1) The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
This book seems to be this year’s It book. It was released back in January and won Goodreads Choice 2015 Award for Best Mystery & Thriller. It is also becoming a movie that is expected to come out October 7, 2016. The cast includes Emily Blunt, Luke Evans, Lisa Kudrow, and Justin Theroux. So now would be a good time to catch up on reading it if you haven’t already so you can be ready when the movie starts being talked about more.
2) Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon
This is a book for people who like to read biographies about rock stars. Kim Gordon was a part of the band Sonic Youth that emerges from the post-punk New York scene. She discusses her life before Sonic Youth up until their final tour when her long marriage to fellow band mate, Thurston Moore, was falling apart.
This biography covers such a large amount of time without being too long, which makes it the perfect read for a snow day.
3) Harry Potter series (first time or reread)
This is one for those committed to a very long read, or for those very long dreadful blizzards. Whether you are reading it for the first time or rereading it for the hundredth Christmas time is one of the best time to read the Harry Potter series. There is something about reading it during this time of year that makes the story so much more magical, especially when you get to Christmas time in the books.
There doesn’t really need to be a reason to read Harry Potter, if you haven’t already, but this holiday season really is a good excuse to bunker down and read all 4100 pages in the series.
4 Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
This is for fans of YA novels. It came out in February of this year. It’s a fantasy novel where the world is separated by the color of blood–red or silver. The Reds (red blood) are the commoners and are ruled by the elite Silvers (Silver blood), who wield special powers. Mare Barrows is a seventeen girl from the poverty stricken Stilts, but when it is discovered by the royal Silver family that, despite her blood, she also has powers they try to hide her by declaring her a long lost Silver princess engaged to the prince.
It is a good quick read and perfect for a cold snowy day. The sequel Glass Sword is coming out in February 2016, so you still have plenty of time to catch up before that comes out.
There you have it. There are so many other good books that could also be read this winter and I plan to continue to tackle my ever growing TBR list.
Have a book you plan on reading this holiday season? Share in the comments below!
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