Top Ten Tuesday | Atmospheric Books for the Cold and Snow


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

Hey, friends! This week’s topic was more about holiday reads (I think), but I don’t read that many holiday themed books! Therefore, I kind of twisted this topic so that I could talk about the ten books that literally made me feel cold while reading. The atmosphere of all ten of these books are pure snowy perfection! (AKA: my west coast self is missing my east coast weather, here in the States!) But I hope you all enjoy! ❄

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) by C.S. Lewis

I mean, endless Winter! Need I say more? But you all should totally buddy read this with me and Julie – December 17th – 19th!

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

This book will forever haunt me with its words and its cold.

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

I only want to live in this Winter wonderland, forever.

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

Snow White meets Frozen, with even more snow.

Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead

Snow Lodges will forever be a setting I adore in books. Especially ones with Adrian Ivashkov staying in them, too!

The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner

This Russian Wilderness completely covered me with its coldness, and gave me all the best chills.

The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

Give me all the frost from the Alaskan wilderness, because this book was perfection.

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

This is actually my favorite classic of all time, and it is probably because of the perfect winter setting that’s completely unforgettable.

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

My first review ever, but also will always be a memorable winter read.

The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy #1) by Katherine Arden

Never, have I ever, felt more cold while reading a book. Katherine Arden’s words not only teleport me, but they wrap their chill around my entire body. This book is literally the perfect book for the colder season, wherever you live!

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31 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Atmospheric Books for the Cold and Snow

  1. The Bear and the Nightignale ❤️ I really want to read The Sisters of the Winter Wood this winter, it sounds wonderful. There’s nothing more wintery than Russian winters!


  2. Yaay Frostbite, Adrian Ivashkov is quite something isn’t he? haha Ohh I really want to check out Spinning Silver asap, but I want to read Uprooted first. I have this thing with reading books in publication order if I can 😊

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    1. Awh, my heart! You are always my book twin though, Raven, so this doesn’t surprise me! Hehe! I hope you love Sisters and I hope you’re currently having the happiest of reading! 💖xx


  3. I actually own an unread copy of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe lying around, so I will definitely have to read it! All of these recommendations sound so good, and I can’t wait to read them!

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