December 16, 2015 Emily

12 DAYS OF BOOKMAS DAY 3: FAVORITE WINTER READS

Christmas break is the best time to cozy up in your warmest pajamas with a cup of hot chocolate and a great wintery book. For the 3rd day of Bookmas I will be sharing with you my top winter reads!

  1. Let’s get the obvious one out of the way first… Of course the ultimate winter read is none other than Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 5.52.30 PMHarry Potter. J.K. Rowling creates the most beautiful winter scenes, that make you want to jump into the wizarding world to have a hot cup of butterbeer with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Winter is the best time of the year to marathon the Harry Potter books AND the movies. Nothing’s better than a little Hogwarts in the winter…
  2. Let it Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson is perfect if you’re looking for a light, fluffy, romance-y read. All three novella-sized stories revolve around a town that gets engulfed by a huge blizzard, resulting in 3 unlikely relationships. As all good stories should, everything wraps up beautifully in the end (in a snowflake patterned bow, of course).Screen Shot 2015-12-15 at 7.25.18 PM
  3. For nonfiction adventure fans, check out Into Thin Air by John Krakauer. Reading about the 1996 Mount Everest Disaster is shocking and suspenseful. Krakauer is one of the survivors from the disaster, making his anecdotes extremely frightening and eerie. You’ll never think about mountain climbing the same! Though this book is not for everyone, those interested in the Mount Everest Disaster of 1996 or in extreme mountain climbing should try this thrilling read.
  4. Especially fitting for the 12 Days of Bookmas is My True Love Gave to Me, a collection of 12 winter romances written by popular YA authors and edited by Stephanie Perkins. With romances taking place on/around Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, and New Years, no matter what you celebrate, you’re guaranteed to find at least one story you love in this book. I mean with stories from Jenny Han, David Levithan, Rainbow Rowell, and more, how could you expect anything less?

What are you favorite winter reads? Have you read any of my favorites?

Talk to you all tomorrow on Bookmas Day 4! Can’t wait.

Happy reading,

Emily

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Comments (2)

  1. ‘The Song of Ice and Fire’ series by George R.R. Martin would be my favorite December read – Winter is coming after all 🙂

    Also, I would recommend Robert Galbraith ‘Cuckoo’s Calling’as a winter read (Galbraith is JK Rowling’s pseudonym) – this is a great adult novel, mystery & thriller set up in a gorgeous snowy London scenery.

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