Today was a snow day where I live, and I was inspired to recommend some books to read when you’re snowed in. These are books you can curl up with your hot chocolate and get lost in. For me this means fantasy, but, I also have a mystery and a biography on this list.
I just did a review on this series that I’ll link here. But to summarize, this book and its sequels are excellent. A fantastic and glamorous main character and her dashing husband make quite the team, despite their rocky relationship, solving the murders that they run into. I particularly love the 1930’s setting and each mystery is perfect for a day you’re snowed in.
This book is perfect for a day you’re trapped in the house because it’s a short and engaging read lending itself for a day where you have a couple of hours for uninterrupted reading time. This is definitely a must read if you’re a Jane Austen fan.
This is one of my all time favorite series. It follows two main characters, Blackthorn and Grim, as they are given a new chance at life when they are broken out of prison by a mysterious person. This story has some of the most captivating characters I’ve ever read about and beautiful and engaging writing that will keep you enthralled till the very end. Because its one of those books you’ll never want to put down, it’s a great book to read when you’re stuck inside. The beautiful setting definitely lends itself to a beautiful and snowy day.
I don’t think any snowy reads list would be complete without Narnia and its never-ending winter. This quick, wonderful read with its snowy setting is perfect for blizzard weather. Just don’t forget your cup of tea. You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
Since I mentioned C.S. Lewis, I might as well mention the other half of the pair: Tolkien and his epic, Lord of the Rings. A fantastic story, with something in it for everyone. It’s full of action, adventure, and romance. The perfect story to get snowed in with.