Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Give into the cold and read a book

You might not be wearing a hat and scarf yet, but there's no denying that winter has arrived. Here are some books that will have us sink into a sofa with a cover and pillow. Don’t forget a cup hot cocoa too, it will come in handy.

Little Women

By Louisa May Alcott

A story about the four March sisters who learn the hard lessons of poverty and of growing up in New England during the Civil war.

Why read this in Winter: Well,  the book begins in Christmastime as the four March girls decide what gift to buy themselves this year before doing the unthinkable and buying Marmee something instead. Plus, with a hunk like Laurie, one could read this book anytime. 


By John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

Three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses by authors we love.

Why read this in Winter:  Three stories in one book!!! Can't beat that. Read one per month and next thing you know it will be spring. 


By C. S. Lewis

Four English school children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the white Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter. 

Why read this in Winter:  Kids travelling through snow. Eternal winter. You'll be glad I told you about the hot cocoa. 


By Alex Flinn

A high school retelling of Beauty and the Beast English.

Why read this in Winter:  Touching scene of lovers playing in the snow is sure to melt your heart. 

What's on your list this winter? 


  1. I have read Little Women, but it would be nice to revisit it again this winter. I will also be reading another book with a Christmas backdrop, but I haven't decided which one.

    1. It's been a while since I gave it a read too, but lately I picked up a copy of "Little Women and Me". So all memories came back. Is it normal to feel book sick???

  2. I haven't had the chance to read Beastly but I watched the movie adaptation. Heard that it is a little different from the book.

  3. I couldn't get enough of the book. The main character turns into a Beast, whereas in the movie he is scared and mutilated. I didn't really get the chemistry between Pettyfer and Hudgens :(

    1. I've been thinking about reading Beastly for a while and somehow it just keeps getting pushed down the TBR list for me.. I may have to finally get to it this winter now! (With my hot cocoa of course)