During fall, I’ve already assembled a top fall books in a previous TTT and thankfully that was a great success! Even though I despise winter I still thought of putting together books that are just perfect for flu season 🙂 (You can tell how much I hate winter can’t you?)
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Top 10 Books for Winter
The Silent Stars Go By by Sally Nichols
This follows Margot as she sadly breaks off her engagement after her fiancé is reported Missing in Action, so to avoid any scandals she gives her baby to her parents to be raised as their own and making him Margot’s “brother”. But when Christmas arrives and the family all gathers together, Margot is forced to reconcile with hidden truths.
One Way or Another by Kara McDowell
Paige is faced with two decisions as to where she should spend the holidays and being an anxious indecisive wreck nothing could be worse, but fate slips in and now she’s going through with both decisions through parallel universes. This will keep your eyes peeled for sure!
Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards
Desperate to make it back to her mother for the winter holidays, she hitch hikes a ride with four strangers to get through the winter storm….nothing bad happening here *cough *cough
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
I’ve heard so many praise for this series and the synopsis sounds like a perfect winter fantasy read! It’s set in the Russian winters and is inspired by Slavic folklore.
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novak
This is the representation of the gritty cold in winter, Spinning Silver is a loose retelling of Rumpelstiltskin where Miryem’s ability of turning silver into gold has caught the grim eye of King of the Staryk.
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
Maybe because “January” is in the title, but a girl dreaming to travel the globe is really befitting to many of us who can’t wait for 2021 to come so we can hopefully get to go out!
In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
Another alternate reality /universe book! This time it’s about Rachael who goes to sleep one December night seemingly having a perfect life ahead only to wake up to find herself in a different apartment, with a different engagement ring, and a very different husband to be.
The First Time I Saw You by Emma Cooper
December means plenty of romance under the stars and is filled with everything cheesy and cringy (Literally just take a look at Netflix’s holiday rom com movies). Though this book is all about hopeless romantics, its anything but cringy and cheesy. So if you want to fill your heart and break it at the same time, this book is for you.
Rewrite the Stars by Emma Heatherington
Another romance! This has major Love, Rosie vibes so if you loved the movie (or read the book Where Rainbows End by Ceila Ahren) you’ll like this one too.
Paris by Starlight by Robert Dinsdale
The Toymakers is one of my favorite books of all time. So I am beyond excited to get my hands on this. It has fairytales, kindred spirits, found family, magic realism, and of course Paris!
I know this list is all over the place, but because I never figured an “aesthetic” for winter. I can’t relate to Christmas holidays so the Christmas “aesthetics” never really appealed to me. There is the excitement of a new year coming, yet the profound sadness that a year is wasted, also there’s the cold…that’s not nice.