Books, Reading

7 Wintry Books

Seeing as it’s winter and the solstice is merely several days away, I thought it might be fun to compile a list, albeit a short one, of books set in the winter months. And so, without further ado…


The Long Winter (Little House, #6) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
LIW tells the story of her very cold, very snowy winter as a young woman.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
This one needs no introduction, but…A cantankerous old miser sees the errors of his ways when he is visited by the spirits of Christmases Past, Present, and Future.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia) by C.S. Lewis

Into a land where it is always winter, the four Pevensie children stumble through a wardrobe, face down a witch and meet Aslan, a good lion who is the allegorical representation of Christ.

Twisted Tea Christmas (A Teashop Mystery) by Laura Childs

One of Childs’ cozy mysteries! When an elderly (rich) woman is murdered at her own Christmas party, Theo and Drayton are on the case.

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
Every Christmas, a found-family meets at a large cabin, and every year Maelyn falls more in love with the wrong man. Everyone thinks she’s meant for his younger brother, but Maelyn just can’t shake the feelings she has…or act on them. Until the days start repeating themselves.

Content warning: Several sex scenes

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Hercule Poirot boards the famous luxury train with several other strangers. One of them approaches Hercule for protection, which Hercule at once denies…and then winds up stabbed numerous times in his bed. Who did it?

Frosted by Wendy Sparrow
Years ago, Kate fell through the ice and was transported to another realm, where she met and married Jack Frost. With the promise of returning, and no intention of doing so, Kate fled back to the mortal realm. And now here she is, avoiding her fate…and the freezing man she married.

Content warning: There are a couple of (non-graphic) sex scenes.

What is your favorite book or play set in the winter? Share below–I’d love to add more books to my TBR pile!

Keep your nose in a book,

2 thoughts on “7 Wintry Books”

  1. A varied set!

    One quibble . . . Aslan is not an “allegorical representation of Christ.” That would be a character who isn’t Christ, but is “mapped onto” him in a story that’s a point-for-point analogue of something else. Aslan, however, is the same person as Christ — Christ as he might appear in a world of talking animals. It’s as if one wrote a historical novel in which Abraham Lincoln turned up as a character, but in an unusual context.

    Happy new year, and great reading in the next!


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