Hello friends! Today, it’s time for another bookish post! We’re going to be talking about 10 books you should read this winter!
These books aren’t necessarily set in the winter, or have anything in particular to do with the winter time, but they are amazing books that you should definitely read!
So here, in no particular orders, are books I think are worth your time this winter.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder is for a long afternoon, when you just sit down in one sitting and devour this masterpiece. Cinder is about love, about finding yourself, about snark, and saving the world. Meyer is an absolute genius and this work only starts off a series that gets more and more mindblowing as it goes along.
(10/10 recommend reading the rest of the series as well)
Worlds Beneath by K. A. Emmons
Worlds Beneath is one for when you want to be thrown into an alternate world, first for the world and the characters, but then for the symbolism, the themes, the truth and the drive. It has white wolves and snow and powers and the storyline was forever unexpected. It’s a book if you want to be thinking for days.
(Book 2 of a trilogy)
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
All the Bright Places is for when you want a lovey story, but not just one that is any old sappy love story. It is a story of heartbreak but also love, it goes deep into life and mental health and love and friends and meaning. All the Bright Places is one for if you want to fall in love, then sob your eyes out.
(Trigger warnings exist for this book)
Wild Blue Wonder by Carrie Sorosiak
Wild Blue Wonder is for when you want a taste of summer, of freedom, of outdoor living, for sea monsters, but also of winter, of family, of healing, of guilt, of loss, but also of friendship. It is one for Feeling Things, for thinking, for grief, and for crying.
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
This book is about mental health and real life problems. It is about soul-crushing despair, but also about hope, about love, about friends, about feeling things. It is a story with a simple plot, but with a punch packed behind the plot.
Fawkes by Nadine Brandes
Fawkes is for when you want to just sit and collapse into a story; immerse yourself in a world and a land not your own, one of beautiful swirling colors and masks, of history, of epicness, of sword fights, of love, and of dynamic characters.
A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White
A Name Unknown is about intrigue and mystery and deception and double-agents, but it is also about family, and finding yourself, and growing as a person. It is perfect for a relaxed afternoon with a cup of tea.
Bread of Angels by Teresa Afshar
Bread of Angels is a unique story, one that brings the Bible to life, one with fun characters, one that will have you making connections all throughout. It also includes independent women, sarcasm, the Good News, and hope.
After a Fashion by Jen Turano
After a Fashion is for a light, happy mood. It is banter and hilarity, awkwardness and love, independent women in a time where they weren’t, enthralling characters, and just overall a fun read.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anothony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See is for learning, for history, for past times, but it is also emotional, and messy, and beautiful, and beautifully crafted words and metaphors and descriptions. It is about those who are special, but cannot. It is so long, but so so beautiful.