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Wintery Reads

Wintery Reads

Since the transition from Autumn to Winter is starting, and you can feel the affects every morning, here are some cold reads to get you in the mood for Wintery Christmas time.


Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan


Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on her favorite shelf of her favorite book store in New York, The Strand. When a guy named Dash picks up the notebook and starts following all the challenges, a whirlwind romance starts between Lily and Dash. But is Dash the right guy? A hilarious Christmas read that I personally recommend.



Let it Snow by Lauren Myracle, Maureen Johnson, and John Green


Tells three snowy stories that connect each other. After a big snowstorm on Christmas Eve, time stops in a small town. A brave girl sets out on a hike that will set off a chain of events that will change a few lives. A trip to a waffle house through four feet of snow brings two friends together. Or that the way back to true love starts with a morning shift at Starbucks.



The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons


Tatiana and Dasha Metanova are two sisters whose world is turned upside down when Hitler’s armies attack Russia. Yet, there is light in the darkness. Tatiana meets a soldier, Alexander, in the Red Army. They are drawn to each other and soon fall in love, but Alexander has secrets. Dangerous ones. A beautiful romance story that takes place in cold, wintery Russia during World War II.


Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick


Britt Pfeiffer is prepared to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn’t prepared when her ex-boyfriend wants to join her. Before Britt sorts her feelings out, a big blizzard forces her to find shelter in a remote cabin. Britt accepts the hospitality of the two handsome men who occupy the cabin, but she soon discovers they are fugitives and they hold her hostage. In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain, long enough for Calvin, her ex, to find her. But she finds evidence of a series of murders, which puts her more in danger. Will Britt make it out alive? A chilling romantic thriller that will definitely give you goosebumps!


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Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater


For years, Grace has watched the pack of wolves behind her house. But there is one yellow eyed wolf she favors, her wolf. One day, when Grace meets a familiar yellow-eyed boy named Sam, she is sure this is her wolf. Sam can only stay human in the summer and when the cold returns he turns back to a wolf. Sam must choose between Grace or being a wolf. This is a chilling romance that will surely keep you up all night.


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Winterspell by Claire Legrand


It is New York City, 1899. Clara Stole is the mayor’s daughter who secretly leads a double life. She is secretly training in self defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.  On Christmas Eve, her father is abducted by non human beings. Clara goes on an adventure in the war-ravaged land Cane. Her only companion is a dethroned prince, Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse who has secrets. When a faery queen is hunting them down, Clara realizes she won’t leave Cane unscathed, if she leaves at all. As a retelling of the Nutcracker, this story will sure entertain you with a strong female lead and a fun adventure.



WinterTown by Stephen Edmond


Every winter, Evan looks forward to his childhood friend, Lucy, visiting. But this year, she’s changed; chopped dyed black hair, a nose stud, and a permanent scowl. Evan is determined that the old Lucy is still underneath there and he will get her back. A beautiful, enchanting love story about two opposites who fall in love. Sure to make you swoon. It also has art in the book!


The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson


Told from a mysterious point of view, girls started vanishing in the fall and now winter has come to lay a white sheet over the horror. Door County, the setting, seems to be swallowing the young right into its very dirt. A friendship story bound in snow and starlight, a haunting mystery of love, betrayal, redemption, and the moments that we leave behind.


My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by various authors


Twelve movie-like holiday stories all written by twelve bestselling young adult authors. Edited by Stephanie Perkins. Curl up with a blanket and a mug of hot chocolate and you’re set to go!


Fracture by Megan Miranda


Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. Her heart stopped beating, her brain stopped working. Delaney Maxwell was dead. But somehow, she came back. Now Delaney is pulled by strange sensations she can’t control or explain. She finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her brain predicting death or causing it? Cool tale with supernatural elements that will keep you at the edge of your seat.

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Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick


Set at the time of the Alaska Gold Rush. Fourteen year old Sig is in an isolated cabin with his dead father, who has fallen through ice and frozen to death only hours earlier.  A stranger comes and claims that Sig’s father owes him a horde of gold. Sig’s only protection is a colt revolver in the cabin’s storeroom. Will Sig use it, and why? Tense, psychological drama that will keep you biting your nails.


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Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling


You know the story. A little boy named Harry Potter receives a letter from an owl and is accepted into Hogwarts, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Here he makes friends, participates in aerial sports, and performs magic. But a destiny waiting for him. Harry Potter is one classic that gives off a wintery feel. Cuddle up with a big blanket and read away.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver


Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, and the perfect boyfriend. But one night, in a horrible accident, she dies. Then she wakes up the next morning on the same day. She relives the day of her death until she understands why. Not a very wintery book but it gives you enough chills to make you feel as if it is snowing outside. Absolutely one of my favorite books. Highly recommend.


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Frozen by Melissa De La Cruz and Michael Johnston


Takes place in the near future where the earth only knows one temperature: freezing. New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, is now covered in ice. But this doesn’t stop people from going to the casinos, even if there are rumors about a sinister sorcery in its shadows. Natasha Kestal is a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. She heard of paradise, called “The Blue”, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. But passage to The Blue is dangerous and Nat’s only way is to bet on a ragtag crew led by a cocky runner by the name of Ryan Wesson. With danger on every corner, it is chillingly exciting.

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