Get cozy this winter with 5 novels for anyone to enjoy!
By Brionna Tillman
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
The Bear and the Nightingale is another book to enchant you. Set in the winter of Russia, a young woman, Vasaya, runs off to her father’s estate in a village to avoid being married off. While there, she learns of her power to commune with the spirits of the woods around them. As dangers and threats arise, Vasaya must embrace the power inside her to save her family and her village. Written as a love letter to Russian folklore, this novel about family and the wonder of being in a deep winter will go well with hot chocolate and a warm blanket!
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
On the small homestead of 1920s Alaska, a lonely couple arrives. Drifting apart under the weight of farm work and being childless, the couple builds a child out of the snow from the season's first snowfall. However the next morning they discover it's gone and instead, spot a little girl running through the trees! Is this child of the wilderness something they could have imagined... or did she come to them? This book was a 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist.
One Day in December by Josie Silver
Do you believe in fate? Of destinies intertwined by the very fabric of our souls? Maybe just a hopeless romantic? Then you'll enjoy One Day in December. Laurie doesn't believe in any of that stuff but then on one...(yup, you guessed it)... December day, she glimpses a man from the window of her bus that she knows instantly, is the love of her life. The moment their eyes meet it's as if everything that could possibly be expressed between them has been filled in that space. Does Laurie find the man from the bus stop? As time passes, does she still believe they are fated to meet again? This love story will remind you that life takes us through inexplicable places on the journey to happiness.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
A faraway land of lasting winter, but no Christmases. A witch who wears a crown of ice and rules over the land. The lion, who was usurped by the witch queen, is prophesied to return when two sons of Adam and two daughters of Eve arrive. And the wardrobe that brings them all together, is the beginning tales of The Chronicles of Narnia. Read the beloved adventure that started it all this winter.
Do you have a favorite novel that you like to cozy up to read during the winter season? We're always taking suggestions, share which ones make your winter reading list in the comments below!