As the colder weather sweeps in, and as the temperature drops and the snow starts to fall, there’s no better way to spend a cozy evening than curling up with a good book by the fireplace. Or maybe you live in a warmer climate, and you want to be transported to a wintery-themed setting. Either way, we’ve got you covered with our list of some must-read winter books that are perfect to add to your reading list if you haven’t read them already! Whether you’re looking for a heartwarming story or a spine-tingling thriller, there is something for everyone on this list.
These page-turners will transport you to different worlds, ignite your imagination, and provide the perfect escape from the winter chill. From timeless classics to newly released gems, there’s something for everyone on this list. So grab a blanket, brew a cup of hot cocoa, and get ready to embark on a literary journey that will keep you entertained throughout the frosty season.
Join us as we explore captivating stories, unforgettable characters, and enchanting settings that will make winter reading a truly magical experience. So make sure to add these compelling reads to your winter reading list and prepare to be captivated as you snuggle up with these great wintery books!
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Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer.
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
Winter Garden is one woman’s sweeping, heartbreaking story of love, loss, and redemption. At once an epic love story set in World War II Russia and an intimate portrait of contemporary mothers and daughters poised at the crossroads of their lives, it explores the heartbreak of war, the cost of survival and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart — he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season’s first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone — but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina seems to have everything – beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son. But she feels that her life is empty until the moment she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky. Their subsequent affair scandalizes society and family alike and soon brings jealously and bitterness in its wake. Contrasting with this tale of love and self-destruction is the vividly observed story of Levin, a man striving to find contentment and meaning to his life.
Misery by Stephen King
Paul Sheldon is a bestselling novelist who has finally met his number one fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes, and she is more than a rabid reader—she is Paul’s nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also furious that the author has killed off her favorite character in his latest book. Annie becomes his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house.
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Winter lasts most of the year at the edge of the Russian wilderness, and in the long nights, Vasilisa and her siblings love to gather by the fire to listen to their nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, Vasya loves the story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon. Wise Russians fear him, for he claims unwary souls, and they honor the spirits that protect their homes from evil. Then Vasya’s widowed father brings home a new wife from Moscow. Fiercely devout, Vasya’s stepmother forbids her family from honoring their household spirits, but Vasya fears what this may bring. And indeed, misfortune begins to stalk the village.
An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena
A weekend retreat at a cozy mountain lodge is supposed to be the perfect getaway . . . but when the storm hits, no one is getting away. Within the snowed-in paradise, something–or someone–is picking off the guests one by one. And there’s nothing they can do but hunker down and hope they can survive the storm–and one another.
A Wild Winter Swan by Gregory Maguire
As he explores themes of class, isolation, family, and the dangerous yearning to be saved by a power greater than ourselves, Gregory Maguire conjures a haunting, beautiful tale of magical realism that illuminates one young woman’s heartbreak and hope as she begins the inevitable journey to adulthood.
What do you think about these winter books to cozy up with?
Have you read any books from this list? What are your favorite winter books? What winter books would you add to the list?
Last Updated on August 13, 2023 by BiblioLifestyle