Top Ten Tuesday: Winter Reading Recommendations

Books to get you through the long winter.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

Winter starts in just a few days! I have so many recommendations for winter-y reads. These are some of my favorite books that have snowy settings, chilly vibes, and are perfect for cozy nights by the fire.

1. The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden

This is a winter staple! This adult fantasy follows a family in the Russian wilds as the old gods are fading due the spread of Christianity. The atmosphere is so chilly and captivating, you’ll feel swept away to wintery Russia.

2. Veronica Speedwell series by Deanna Raybourn

There’s something about historical fiction that screams winter read to me. This series spans multiple seasons but it’s set in London so it’s dreary and rainy more often than not. This also has really fun mysteries that are perfect to get lost in on dark, cold nights.

3. Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

Another historical fiction but this one actually takes place during the dead of winter. It has a really fun enemies to lovers romance. And it even has a winter/NYE ball!

4. Credence by Penelope Douglas

If you’re looking to dial up the steam, this is your book. This is a forbidden romance (emphasis on the forbidden) set on a secluded, snowed in mountain. It’s full of drama, angst, and tons of steaminess.

5. Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

This entire YA fantasy revolves around a massive snowstorm. It’s a really fast, atmospheric story following a young witch, a lost boy, and an omniscient forest.

6. The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Moregenthaler

This adult rom-com takes place in Alaska! It’s follows a rag-tag group of locals who hate that their small town has turned into a tourist attraction. It has a great romance, a cozy setting, and really fun banter!

7. The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

Another Alaskan setting! It’s also another adult romance with a light enemies to lovers romance. This follows a young woman who is reconnecting with her sick father. There’s even some snow storms to bring the extra winter vibes.

8. Dead Voices by Katherine Arden

This middle grade horror takes place at a ski resort during a dangerous snow storm. You definitely need to read book 1 (Small Spaces) before going into this one. But it’s worth it! It’s dark and chilling and great quick read for a snowy night!

9. An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lanpena

Oh look another snowed in story! (Sensing a theme?) This one is an adult whodunit mystery that I loved. It follows a group of guests at an inn that is struck by a massive storm. When one of the guests turns up dead, they must uncover the killer before they strike again.

10. The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V.E. Schwab

This is the biggest odd ball on the list but I have my reasons! This adult fantasy is all about the atmosphere and writing. It’s beautifully written and wholly engrossing. It’s the perfect character driven story to get lost in and take your time with over the long chilly nights ahead.

Share some of your winter-y recommendations in the comments below!


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