Wow, it’s already December! How has everyone’s year been? Mine’s been full of a lot of change: moving cross-country, buying a condo, starting a career in a new field, and growing this blog.
Participating in these TTT posts is one new thing I’ve tried to engage more with the online book community. It’s been challenging but a lot of fun to come up with these lists and I hope you’ve been enjoying them as much as I have!
This week’s post is all about holiday reads and I have to confess, I don’t read many holiday-themed books. I did read quite a few spooky reads this fall, but I don’t know about winter/Christmas themed books. I’m going to have to dig for this!
All I Want for Christmas is Books
A Post In Which I Realize I Read Mostly Summer Books
- The Unhoneymooners: I could be completely wrong about this but doesn’t this book take place in winter? Sure, most of the book is set in Hawaii, but I’m pretty sure the season is winter. This especially hits home because the characters live in Minneapolis, and boy do I know what a Minnesota winter is like. Plus, who doesn’t like reading about a tropical paradise while it’s a winter wonderland outside your window?
- Winterwood: This one is in the title itself: Winterwood. This book was super descriptive and really painted the scene with descriptions of the frozen lake, snow, blizzard, and cold temperatures. It definitely hyped me up for winter!
- Through the White Wood: Another winter tundraland setting, this time with winter-themed magic! Just the cherry on top, in my opinion.
- Through the Woods: Not to be confused with the book above, Through the Woods is a graphic novel with five dark fairytale-inspired stories. The art paints chilling winter scenes that complement the ghostly, murdery, deathly, paranormal storylines perfectly.
- The Resolutions: I don’t immediately think of the holidays when I see this book, but it does fall right around this time! The story follows a group of friends as they try to stick to the New Year’s Resolutions that their friends came up with. I mentioned this in last week’s TTT as well but the timeline definitely falls around this time of year!
- Leave No Trace: Leave No Trace is definitely brutally honest about the winters in Northern Minnesota. Written by a Minnesotan author, the imagery is perfect and the setting plays a big role in the story.
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Throwback here but definitely a must! We watch this movie every year and of course the book is amazing.
- The Snowy Day: Another memory from my childhood! I remember reading this with my mom and having it read to us in school.
- The Mitten: This list would not be complete without The Mitten by Jan Brett! What could be more Christmas than this book?
- Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear?: Another staple from my childhood, I can’t tell you how many times I made my Mom read this to me! If you haven’t read this, you should.
Have you read any of these? What are some of your favorite winter reads?
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