6 Perfect Reads when it’s Cold Outside
1. The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis
Family favourite The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe is the epitomy of a winter novel. Set in Narnia, a world dominated by the White Witch with frosty skies and mythical creatures, this C.S. Lewis novel will never not be popular. Snuggle up on the sofa with the whole family and read about the four siblings’ quest to overcome evil. You can embark on this adventure together as snowflakes fall outside your window – we guarantee you will get lost in this fantastical novel!
2. Game of Thrones by George Martin
It’s hard to not think of George Martin’s epic Game of Thrones series when someone mentions winter is coming (yes, that was a direct reference!) so if you haven’t read any of these books yet, then 2018 is the year to start! With Martin hinting at the sixth novel possibly being released later this year, now is the time to catch up on the plot twists, unreliable characters and ethereal creatures of the Seven Kingdoms.
3. Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
Another fantasy trilogy loved by children and adults alike is Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials which features polar bears, witches, the northern lights and daemons. Said to be an inversion and/or retelling of Milton’s Paradise Lost, these long reads will have you hooked instantly. Pick up the first novel Northern Lights, make a cup of hot chocolate and unwind from the day’s cold weather whilst sitting by the fireplace.
4. Snow Falling on the Cedars by David Guterson
Snow Falling on the Cedars is the perfect novel for when it’s chilly outside. Just the fact that author David Guterson refers to snow and cedars multiple times throughout the novel is enough to bring the winter weather inside. For a tale of love, social discrimination and prejudice – give this one a read.
5. Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee
For something a little more sinister and dystopian, try reading Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee. Winter time is ideal for getting up close and personal with Coetzee’s poetic motifs and haunting descriptions. This may be a small novel but you won’t put it down once you turn the first page – cosy up and read this masterpiece in one sitting while the weather is turning angry outside.
6. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
You’ll find The Secret History by Donna Tartt on many winter reading lists. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a twisted murder mystery? The novel is set in Vermont and features a group of college students who are enamoured by Greek language and literature. We won’t give too much away on this one but we are certain you will love the creative suspense Tartt creates. Delve into this interesting plot line and forget all about the freezing temperatures outside.
Is your favourite winter read not featured on this list? Comment below as we would love to hear your suggestions.
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Written by Hannah Poaros