Winter is the perfect time to sit back, relax and enjoy a good book.
While the rain is pouring outside, reading is one of the best ways to entertain yourself. There's just something so great about losing yourself in a good book, especially when no one wants to go out and be social because the weather is so bad.
Find out about 6+ books I want to check out this Winter, including cosy Autumn reads and thrilling books to keep you hooked all season long!
1. 'Pumpkin Everything' by Beth Labonte
This cosy Autumn/Winter read is set in Autumnboro, New Hampshire, and it follows a brokenhearted young novelist with severe writer's block.
Amy Fox calls off her wedding at the start of the book, heading to her hometown Autumnboro in order to look after her Grandad and save her family home from being put up on the market.
This sounds like the classic Autumn or Winter read, perfect to curl up with on a cold night. You can also listen to this book as an audiobook if you don't fancy reading it.
2. 'The Snow Child' by Eowyn Ivey
'The Snow Child' is a beautiful debut novel by Eowyn Ivey, set in 1920s Alaska. This is a retelling of the classic Russian fairytale, using elements of this original tale to inspire Ivey's book.
This book follows Jack and Mabel, a couple who are drifting apart. During the season's first snowfall, the couple build a child out of snow and the next morning, a mysterious young girl appears on their doorstep.
Featuring lots of snow and mystery, this is the perfect book to check out this Winter.
3. 'Practical Magic' by Alice Hoffman
This book is all about magic, love, family and witchcraft!
For many years, the Owens women have been blamed for anything that goes wrong in their small town, and 'Practical Magic' follows two of the sisters: Gillian and Sally.
This sounds like a captivating and thrilling book to enjoy this Winter- and it is part of a series by the same author.
You can read the books in any order, and you could read every single one if you need entertaining this Winter.
4. 'Bear Town' by Fredrik Backman
'Bear Town' by Fredrik Backman is all about a small community in the forest, beside a huge ice rink. It is slowly losing ground to the encroaching trees that surround it, and the local community must join together to keep it going.
Full of snow and ice, this book sounds like a fantastic Winter read for the new season!
5. 'Autumn' by Ali Smith
'Autumn' by Ali Smith is the perfect read for the new season- not just because of the name!
This story follows the friendship between Elisabeth Demand and Daniel Gluck. Daniel is 101 years old, lying asleep in his care home. Elisabeth is in her 30s, and she has always had a special bond with Daniel, ever since she was young.
Ali Smith's books are always a little strange, and this aptly named novel is the perfect choice to enjoy during the Autumn/Winter season.
6. 'Murder on the Orient Express' by Agatha Christie
'Murder on the Orient Express' is a classic Hercule Poirot detective novel. This popular book is set on the Orient Express, an elegant train from the 1930s that is stopped by heavy snowfall one day.
When a murder is discovered, Poirot must interrupt his trip to solve the case.
This is a great book to check out in the Winter months, and there are a few different film versions to curl up on the sofa and watch during the cold Winter evenings.
7. 'The Secret History' by Donna Tartt
'The Secret History' is a classic novel by Donna Tartt, published back in 1992.
The novel is set in New England, and it follows a group of six Classics students at Hampden College, a liberal arts college that was based on Bennington College, where Donna studied in the 1980s.
The book is a detective story at heart, exploring the death of one of the students and his relationship with the other students in the group.
8. 'The Midnight Library' by Matt Haig
Matt Haig's intriguing fantasy novels are a great choice for anyone during the Wintertime! 'The Midnight Library' is set between life and death, in a library where the shelves go on forever.
In every book, there is the chance to try another life that you could have lived. You can see what would happen if you made different choices somewhere along the line, or if you had the power to get rid of your regrets.
This sounds like such a great read for the Winter season, and I love losing myself in a completely different world!
Do you have any cosy, thrilling or new Winter reads to check out this season? Let me know!
Love, Sarah xoxoxo