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Winter Recommendations

A few months ago, I brought you my Overly Specific Autumn Recommendations, inspired by Kayla from BooksandLala. As I a follow up, it's now time for the Winter-edition, in the same vein, but with a some different overly-specific tropes.

Without further ado, let's get to the books.

Dreaming of a white cover… A white Christmas made easy with these white covered books…

- An Unkindness of Magicians – Kat Howard

- Elatsoe – Darcie Little Badger

- Fen – Daisy Johnson



Winter-wonderland… Whether the winter brings you snow or not, read some polar fantasy to set the mood…

- The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden

- The Girl and the Mountain – Mark Lawrence

- Even the Darkest Stars – Heather Fawcett



A Girl and a Bear… An overly specific trope that seems to be prevalent within fiction lately, and lends itself perfectly for wintery times when all you need is a warm bearhug…

- The Gracekeepers – Kirsty Logan

- His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman

- The Last Bear – Hannah Gold



Lights in the dark… My favourite thing about Christmas is the lights. Let these novels light up your night with their stars in the dark…

- The Wide Starlight – Nicole Lesperance

- A Shiver of Snow and Sky – Lisa Lueddecke

- Good Morning, Midnight – Lily Dalton-Brooks



Stay indoors… Snowed in or locked in this winter? So are these literary protagonists…

- We Are Okay – Nina LaCour

- Burntcoat – Sarah Hall

- The Glass Hotel – Emily St. John Mandel



Arctic Isolation… Literary fiction that deals with isolation and cold, both in physical as within the mind…

- The Comet Seekers – Helen Sedgewick

- Migrations – Charlotte McConaghy

- The Glass Woman – Caroline Lea



Curl up with a book… Books about books for long wintery nights…

- The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern

- The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

- The Binding – Brigit Collins



Tales to make your blood run cold… Horror stories to give you chills, and not just from the cold…

- Near the Bone – Christina Henry

- The Ritual – Adam Nevill

- The Shining – Stephen King



Blood on the snow… Thrillers and mysteries buried beneath the snow...

- The Lost Village – Camilla Sten

- Ice Cold – Tess Gerritsen

- Snow Falling on Cedars – David Gutterson



Short Stories Bitesize pieces of winter reading…

- The Haunting Season – Various Authors

- Antarctica – Claire Keegan

- By Light We Knew Our Names – Anne Valente