Hey ya’ll. So I got my first snowfall this weekend, which in my book means it’s officially winter. So to get in the mood, I’ve put together of my winter reading recs—books that just scream snow, and fireplaces, and hot chocolate to me. Let me know if you have any seasonal reads in the comments!
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
This book is just so haunting and beautiful. I felt transported when reading it. We’ve gotten a lot of retellings lately, but this one’s unique because it’s a retelling of Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market” poem. Part set in historic Germany—amid a chilling winter landscape—and part set in the mysterious Goblin kingdom, Wintersong is perfect for a snowy day. You can read my full review here.
Hunted by Meagan Spooner
This Beauty and the Beast retelling is everything you need this winter. The seasons are changing and winter is coming when Yeva must set out into the unknown woods after her father has disappeared half in a craze about a wild beast. Sans talking furniture, this retelling features a dilapidated old castle, a torn beast, and a heroine filled with fire and wanting. Read my full review here.
My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins
This anthology screams the holidays. With twelve different short stories following twelve different love stories, this is the perfect short and sweet read. Like nothing will get you in the holiday spirit more.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Okay, so I highly suggest reading this any time of year—especially since contemporaries usually are summer read for me. But this book includes adorable Christmas cookie baking and a dramatic holiday party. Like honestly, just go read it. And check out my full review here. Continue reading