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I haven’t posted a Top 5 Tuesday at all in November!! I’m so sorry guys! College is kicking my butt and things are starting to get a bit overwhelming. I’m going to keep blogging as much as I can, but I can’t promise I’ll be posting every week. Thank you guys SO much for sticking with me!! Y’all are truly the best! ❤
This week’s topic is my top 5 favorite winter reads! My choices are maybe not strictly winter reads, but they’re book I always enjoy to pull out during this time of the year!
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Okay, y’all know I couldn’t resist putting one of my favorite series on this list. I know HP isn’t technically a winter read, but since the books almost always take place during the school year, most of the story takes place in the snow. Also, who doesn’t love the magical Hogwarts covered in snow scenes?? Whenever I pull this out during winter I always feel like I’m returning home!
Frostbite by Richelle Mead
This is another one of my favorite series that always makes me feel at home when I return to it. I chose the second book in the series because it’s name and the fact that it takes place completely in the winter! The whole series does really, but this one especially as they take a big skiing trip which one of my all time favorite characters ever is introduced! (Adrian Ivashkov is the only straight white man my heart belongs to)
The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride by Daniel James Brown
This one is out of the ordinary for me because it is a non-fiction history based book. It’s actually one of my favorite non-fiction books. I have always had a fascination with the Donner party. People who wanted nothing more than a new start travel west only to get stuck in the mountains during the winter and have to resort to cannibalism to survive? Riveting. Maybe I’m morbid for that. I HIGHLY recommend this one for people who are interested in the 1800s lifestyle. I loved the little additions of how they lived and traveled back then. It’s also written in a story-like way so it’s great for someone who isn’t used to reading non-fiction!
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Ironically enough, I’m pretty sure I added this on my top 5 summer reads list too. But it is also the perfect book to curl up with a warm beverage with! I think it would be especially good to read by a window when snow is falling (which I can’t do since in hardly ever snows in Mississippi).
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
You know I couldn’t resist putting Shiver on this list!! I don’t generally like werewolf stories, but this one is pretty unique and I really ended up loving it!! It was my first introduction to one of my now favorite authors and I always want to reread them around this time of the year!
Does my list resemble yours at all? I’d love to know below!