Winter is coming! Although some of us would say it is already here with cold, frosty and even snowy weather around as December approached. But when outside is icy, what could be better than curling up with a hot drink, blanket and the perfect seasonal read?
These are the books that are perfect for reading this winter:
Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin
Of course winter is the perfect season for battling through a fantasy series largely set in the cold north. If, like me, you still haven’t made it through these it may be time to pick them up and see what everyone has been talking about.
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
With yet another adaptation of this classic hitting the big screen this winter, it really is time to finally read the book. This is the best time of year for long, Victorian-era reads – preferably by a crackling log fire if you can find one.
Winter – Ali Smith
The title kind of says it all, but the highly anticipated second novel in Smith’s seasonal cycle is going to be the talk of the year if it lives up to its incredible predecessor. Be one of the first to read it, at the right time of year!
Dunbar – Edward St Aubyn
The Hogarth Shakespeare series has not yet failed to delight, producing some works that are highly regarded in their own right, as well as wonderful retellings of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. St Aubyn tackles King Lear and a winter release couldn’t be more perfect for this stormy tale.
Murder on the Orient Express
The new Brannagh adaptation literally couldn’t feel more wintery – the blinding snowscapes are enough to make you shiver. Snap up the chance to read this chilling murder mystery somewhere warm and cosy, before you catch the film in cinemas.
Which one will you be reading this winter?