Monday, December 2, 2019

TTT: Wintery Stories

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The topic this week is: holiday reads. I've already shared my list of my favorite books I read to my kids during the Christmas season, so today I've pulled together two lists of books that feature cold, snow, and general North Pole vibes. The first list is books I've read in the past few years that have very wintery, snowy settings, and the second list is books that I've read earlier in my life with titles that literally say "snow" or a related word.

The Last Policeman series 
By Ben WINTERS, get it?!?

A Goblin King/Persephone retelling

Snow and Rose
Complete with hyggeligt illustrations

A tense story set north of the Arctic Circle

Orbiting Jupiter
The below freezing weather sets the scene for ice skating, snowballs, and death.

Night of Cake and Puppets
Wintery Prague is the most romantic Prague.

We Are Okay
Wintery Vermont college campuses, however, are a bit grim.

City of Thieves
A Russian adventure.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
That scene where the brother gets his lips stuck to the cold mirror beats A Christmas Story.

The Left Hand of Darkness
Not a new book, but I couldn't resist adding this classic set on the planet of Winter

Snow Falling on Cedars
Regret and racism in the San Juan islands

Song of Ice and Fire
Winter is coming.

I always sneak this one in--Gary Paulsen's memoir of dog racing.

Arctic Dreams
I still have my dad's copy of this 1980s classic.

Smilla's Sense of Snow
Another one I use a lot--my first Nordic Noir.

In Cold Blood
Cold! Get it?!? I just read this true crime classic this year and was very impressed.

Cold Sassy Tree
I barely remember this, but I know I enjoyed it.

Cold Mountain
A best-seller I never hear about any more. Civil War and True Love.

Cold Comfort Farm
I saw the movie first, and find both formats hilarious.

Marcus Sedgewick again--a time traveling story of eternal connections

I can never choose a favorite from the Lunar Chronicles, but I do love Winter.

In the Bleak Midwinter
I am concerned that this author has stopped writing these excellent, character driven mysteries.


  1. Haha, I remember that scene in The Watsons. So funny. I’m excited for my niece to be old enough to read The Polar Express. I loved that book when I was a kid.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. Look at you overachieving with so many books on your TTT. Orbiting and Jupiter and We Are Okay are two on my TBR. They sound emotional and really good.

  3. I like how you did this! I do want to read That Last Policeman series.

  4. I love all the wintry vibes here! I really enjoyed Wintersong! I had forgotten about that. Man, I should buy that for my mother for Christmas, because I think she'd like it LOL. Thanks for the gift idea! xD

    Here's my TTT post.

  5. I'm in awe with people who can do these lists. I forget the book about 5 minutes after I put it down lol

    Great take on the theme.

    Karen @ For What It's worth

    1. This is why I can't quit Goodreads! It holds my reading memory for me!

  6. Oooh, I like how you format this topic! Some of these are favourites of mine, then there are some that are on my TBR. Great picks!


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