Why do I live in Canada again? – Winter Reading List ❄︎

Hello Bookworms, I do indeed live in Canada. Yes, I am an idiot. Anyway, it’s been cold for a few months, so let’s just consider this post as fashionably late ♡. So I’ve compiled a little list(as one does), with books about the winter seasons, perhaps some that have characters that are…ice-cold(see what I did there), and books that provide “cold winter day” vibes.

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Little Women: Alcott, Louisa May: 8601416366470: Books - Amazon.ca

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Starting with a classic, because you can’t go wrong with Little Women. A semi-autobiographical novel, this classic follows the lives of four sisters and explores essential themes as the girls enter adolescence. I’ve been in the mood to re-read for a few months, so perhaps I’ll be reading this winter season.

One by One : Ware, Ruth: Amazon.ca: Books

One by One by Ruth Ware

Of course, I had to fit a thriller in here somewhere. You could already tell by the cover art that this is set in the wintertime, with an atmospheric snowy mountain setting and a little murder mixed in; who wouldn’t love this. I read this one early this year, fell in LOVE with Ware as an author, and here we are now.

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel: Doerr, Anthony: 9781501104565: Books  - Amazon.ca

All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

This novel has been on my tbr for ages (I’m hoping that publishing it will motivate me to read it….but who knows). So if you’ve read this one, please let me know your thoughts! Historical fiction with beautiful prose, this well-loved classic is a must-read.

The Shining by Stephen King

The Shining

Don’t ask me how or why I have yet to read this because I would not be able to answer you. But feel free to yell at me further; I undoubtedly need the motivation. I’m not sure I need even to provide a synopsis, but, in short, struggling with writer’s block(mood), the main character takes his family up to a secluded Hotel….(sounds like nothing sinister would ever occur, am I right)?

Beartown: Backman, Fredrik: 9781501160769: Books - Amazon.ca

Bear Town

This cover is so beautiful to me, and looking at it instantly makes me think of winter. Of course, I’ve heard excellent things about this book, but I’m not surprised; Backman is a fantastic author. Heading into this one, you can expect a simple story told beautifully, accompanied by dark themes and unforgettable characters. I’m definitely looking forward to a change of pace from the intense thrillers I have on this list to something a little more wholesome.

A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire): George R. R. Martin:  8601419915996: Amazon.com: Books

A Game of Thrones

AGAIN…DON’T SHOOT ME! I am only about a quarter into this one, but I’m hoping to get to it this winter season. As someone who is very adamant about reading books before their tv/movie adaptations, surprisingly, I would truthfully recommend watching the show before reading this series. It’s so incredibly dense that the show helps set the “stage,” allowing you to visualize what’s going on quickly and helps put a face to a name, in a way. It’s also a plus that the show is phenomenal.

The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel (Winternight Trilogy Book 1) eBook :  Arden, Katherine: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store

The Bear and the Nightingale

I’ve mentioned this title in a few posts, and clearly, I’m not stopping anytime soon. Try looking at this cover and telling me it’s not giving winter vibes…..I dare you. This historical fiction/fantasy/fairytale type book is honestly anything a reader could ask for as a winter read.

In a Holidaze : Lauren, Christina: Amazon.ca: Books

In a Holidaze

And for romance lovers, this contemporary romance is said to fit the Christmas season, with entertaining characters, family dynamics and the well-loved friends-to-lovers trope. Although I have to admit, I am not the biggest fan of the cover, something about the lights, and the green…and you guys know how much I judge books by their cover. I honestly can’t look at it for more than three seconds.

A Winter's Promise: Book One of The Mirror Visitor Quartet eBook : Dabos,  Christelle, Serle, Hildegarde: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store

A Winter’s Promise

What a BEAUTIFUL cover…unlike the one above us. I haven’t heard much about this book, but the things I have heard, well, let’s just say I am very compelled to read this. Before jumping into this one, brief things to know are expecting a magic system, slow-paced plot, and intriguing world-building.

Thanks for reading! Have you read any of the books on this list? Let me know your thoughts!


20 responses to “Why do I live in Canada again? – Winter Reading List ❄︎”

  1. Good luck with your reading list! I really liked In a Holidaze, it was a fun romance and I loved that it’s set at a cozy Christmas cabin 🥰

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    1. ahh makes me even more excited !

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  2. Great post, little woman is perfect for this time of year 💜

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  3. Hello fellow Canadian! We’re all fools for enduring all this cold weather, aren’t we? Haha. This is an awesome selection and A Winter’s Promise is calling my name!

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    1. hahah hello! we truly are aren’t we, i love it nonetheless tho!

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  4. Winternight trilogy is definitely the perfect winter read! For me All the Light We Cannot See feels more like autumn, but the atmosphere and the weight of the story can feel like that winter melancholy…

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    1. oooh thanks for the comment tasya!


  5. BearTown sounds so good! I’ve only read Anxious People by Fredrik Backman but reading that one immediately made me thrift all of his other books so I’m hoping to do a bit of a reading marathon of his books in the New Year! Here’s to hoping we both enjoy BearTown! Lovely post! 😊

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    1. i can’t wait to read more of his writing next year!

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  6. Canada seems like a dream to me actually haha! I have only read Little Women from this lsit so I can’t wait to have your opinions on these! 🥰

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  7. I love The Winternight Trilogy and All the Light We Cannot See! 🥰 Game of Thrones and In a Holidaze, not so much (I know, I know huge unpopular opinion alert 🙈). And The Shining was fun, but it didn’t blow me away, either – the Stephen King novel I’m obsessed with instead is Cujo, but it doesn’t seem to be that popular, for some reason 😅

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    1. AHH it rlly is an unpopular opinion, you are brave. The Shining, to be honest I’m not expecting much, I just think it’s more of a “must-read” you know?

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  8. The Bear of the Nightingale is excellent, and has all the wintery feels! I love that whole trilogy 🥰

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    1. that makes me so excited!

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  9. You call yourself an idiot for living in Canada, meanwhile I tried to actively move to Canada before the panini started haha that plan failed … but oh well, I still have the fondest memories of my time there. Also, I really like your selection of books. Beartown emotionally destroyed me, but in the best of ways, of course. I really want to read All the Light We Cannot See before the movie adaptation releases.

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    1. well nothing i can do about it anyway, haha but i do love it here !! thanks kat!!


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