Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Top 5 Wintry Reads | Top 5 Wednesday

These books are all excellent in their own respects, but I love the way they remind me of winter with their beautifully-described settings and the feelings they evoke.

1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Christmas break. Need I say more? I love knowing what Hogwarts is like when so many of the students are back home: the grounds are covered in snow, the halls are practically adds another aspect of magic and mystery to the place.

2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

If you've ever experienced social anxiety, or found yourself deeply in love with a TV show, movie, or book and its characters, you'll probably love this novel. The lovely descriptions of the snow falling at night when there are so few people on campus take me back to my school years.

3. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
Read my review here!

Joey the horse takes us through all the seasons of the year, but the winter scenes really stuck with me. Not only was it dreary, it was also incredibly dangerous for the soldiers and the horses to be out in the cold for so long - the injuries sustained were just terrible. This is an emotional book, and well worth the read.

4. The Shining by Stephen King

The Overlook Hotel is iconic not only for its grand beauty and murderous tenants, but also for its isolation come wintertime. If you like being creeped out and want to prepare for the upcoming winter, this book is for you!

5. The Sweet Hereafter by Russell Banks

In the wake of a tragic bus accident that killed several children, residents of the small town Sam Dent try to cope - but with all their secrets and lies, who is to blame? Like in The Shining, the winter setting emphasizes the loneliness and separation the townspeople feel in the aftermath of the accident.

What's your go-to wintry read?

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