We hope you all had a peaceful holiday season filled with delicious food, friends & family, and some quiet time with a good book. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled blogging next week, but meanwhile, they’re forecasting 5-8 inches of snow here in the New York area tonight. Obviously, that means one thing:
In preparation, I thought I’d put together a list of my five favorite books to cuddle up with during snow days:
1. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey: This adult fiction book follows a homesteading couple in Alaska in 1920 and manages to be both dreamy and completely grounded in the sensory details of Alaska’s harsh beauty.
2. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman: The first in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy (middle grade/YA) follows young Lyra Belacqua as she journeys from Oxford College to the Far North.
3. Love Begins in Winter: Five Stories by Simon Van Buoy: Each of these sweet, melancholy love stories is the perfect companion to a nice mug of hot chocolate.
4. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater: This first installment in Maggie Stiefvater’s YA trilogy, which takes place in Minnesota, shows winter as a living, breathing, thing notable both for what it brings and what it takes away.
5. Iguanas in the Snow and Other Winter Poems/ Iguanas en la nieve y otros poemas de invierno by Francisco X. Alarcón, illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez: This delightful picture book collection of poetry in English and Spanish makes a perfect post-snowball-fight fireside read aloud.
What are your favorite books for snow days?
4 thoughts on “Five Favorite Books for Snow Days”
What book is that illustration from?
It’s from Big Snowball Fight, by D.H. Figueredo and illustrated by Hector Viveros Lee.
Any good book would work for me, but when I think of snow it brings to mind The Snowy Day, SkySisters by Waboose, the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, or Breadcrumbs by Ursu. We may have a weather day coming up & I have a pile of books waiting just in case. Iguanas in the Snow sounds fun. I’ll have to look for it.
Great recommendations! How could I forget Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu – it’s the perfect snow day book!
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