Friday Favourites – Winter Reads

Happy Friday everyone! Friday Favourites was originally created by Kibby from Something of the Book, but is now hosted by Lorraine from Geeky Galaxy. Make sure you check out both of their blogs, and join in with your own Friday Favourites!

The only thing that has changed with the switch from Kibby to Lorraine is the site that is hosting it, and the spelling of “favourites”! Don’t worry, you can still join if you use “favorites”.


Today is the very first Friday Favourites of 2020! I know I wasn’t very reliable in posting these every week towards the end of last year, but I’m hoping to post every week this year! Fingers crossed!

Today’s topic is Winter Reads, and if you read the book review I posted on Sunday, you know which book is going to make the top of this list!

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden – this is possibly the most perfect winter read of all time. It is SO atmospheric, I felt like I could feel the snow around me. Which was both good in that I was immersed in the book, and bad since I very much dislike being cold…

The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones – now, this book is not necessarily set in winter (I think), but it has a slightly spooky element to it – ya, know, with the dead coming back to life and all. It is also beautifully written and makes for an excellent “curl up on the couch” read.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – I can’t actually remember if winter is actively described in this book/series, but I do remember that it’s Russian inspiration gives it a winter-y vibe!

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch – this book definitely has an intense scene set in snow, but is also, quite simply, mind-blowingly good. Throw any predictions out the window and enjoy this masterpiece.


There you have it! Four books that I would recommend for winter reads… or really, any time reads because they are all fantastic!

What books would you recommend for reading in the wintertime?

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