Snow day reading is one of my favorite parts of winter. Can you believe winter is here, yet again? It seems like just yesterday the snow started melting. Now it’s pushing to come back and stay for several months. Saskatchewan weather, there’s nothing quite like it!
When it’s too cold to spend any significant amount of time outside, and the power is out because of a bad snow storm, books and board games are the way to go. There’s only so much you can do by candle light.
I’ll get you a list of board games next week but until then, here are some books from my snow day reading list. These amazing books will help you get through this winter with you sanity in tact.
Related: How to Beat the Winter Blues
Snow Day Reading List
All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
This wonderful book throws us into a relationship that’s on the rocks. Who has been in a long-term relationships and hasn’t had to deal with the end of the honeymoon period. This isn’t a normal romance novel.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s absolutely still a love story and a beautiful one at that. But it’s focuses on overcoming the troubles you find well into a relationship not on building a connection and falling in love. I think you would be hard pressed to find any couple who has been together for several years and can’t relate to at least some of the struggles faced by this couple. See my review.
Good Luck with That by Kristan Higgins
The death of a friend is the catalyst for two friends to begin letting go of the burdens they have carried for most of their lives. This story is bound to be emotional and insightful. Perfect for a day in front of the fire with a hot chocolate.
I can’t even begin to tell you how many absolutely amazing reviews I have seen for this book. With well-developed characters and the promise of ugly tears, you’re going to want to make sure you have a box of tissue near by.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
This book is hailed as a must read in the book community. With thousands of incredible reviews, I am determined to read it as soon as possible so I can add my review to that list. I’m not typically drawn to historical books, especially when they deal with the horrors of war. But, this promises such a love story.
This book is based on a true story and bound to be full of emotion. I have no doubt that once I start reading this book all of my adult responsibilities will be put on hold until I’ve read the very last page. It sounds like the perfect way to spend a snow day.
Dirty Player: A Hockey Romance by Mira Lyn Kelly
Did you know hockey players are my second favorite book-boyfriends? Well now you know. Especially in the winter, I just can’t get enough of them. In fact, I have quite a lengthy list of hockey player romances I plan on reading in the coming months. You’ll see them as I post the reviews.
This is one of the books on the list. It starts with a kiss. You know one of those amazingly wonderful kisses that you wish would go on forever. I for one and so excited to see if they can find a way to turn one crazy awesome kiss into a whole relationship. What do you think, will they be able to do it?
A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
This book deals with the controversial topic of a gunman in a woman’s health center. Judging by the reviews, this is absolutely a controversial books with several one and five-star reviews. Ms. Picoult has been known to cover tough topics and look at it from all points of view. I can’t wait to read this book and see if I love it or hate it.
The story looks at the people in the clinic with the gunman and works its way back in time to reveal who each person is and how they are all connected. What a strange way to tell a story! The point is, whether I love it or hate it, I feel like I’ll be missing out if I don’t read it.
Game Changer by Rachel Reid
This book had me grinning from ear to ear. The story was incredibly sweet. Don’t get me wrong it was incredibly steamy as well but we get to see the beginning part of the relationship. The part when both people, are nervous and giddy and hopeful. I loved it so much.
I also love how the author included Scott’s pregame superstitious rituals. It made me smile because I know so many hockey players with weird pregame routines and it was refreshing to see a book incorporate that strange fact of life.
Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis
This promises to be a light, feel good read. After some of the books on this list, I am sure I’ll be needed one of those. Plus isn’t the cover just the sweetest? A couple of weeks ago, my Goodreads feed was full of 5 star reviews for this book. Are you on Goodreads? Come visits me there.
Who doesn’t love a strong female lead and a fresh new twist on the tried and true brothers best friend trope? No way I’ll be able to pass on this one.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
This young adult romance was recently turned into a movie that I can’t wait to watch. I’m one of those people who doesn’t like to watch the movie before I’ve read the book. It sounds like it’s going to be a sweet nostalgic tale.
Think back to your high school crushes. Could you imagine writing a little note to each of them and then having them read. High school is such a tough time as it is. I know some of my letters would have been interesting to say the least. I can’t wait to read this book and watch the movie.
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
This books isn’t set to be released for a couple of weeks but, judging by the description it promises to be an engaging read. Health retreats in general sound a bit strange to me. So I’m looking forward to finally understanding what all the fuss is about. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love the opportunity to go on one, it just sounds like a very odd experience.
With that little confession out of the way, I’m sure I’ll be able to relate to each and every one of the characters Ms. Moriarty created. I absolutely must figure out what is going on at Tranquillum House.
One of my favorite things about our long, cold winters is the extra time I have to read. These books will surely fill up a lot of my reading time and I can’t wait to get through each and every one of them.
Have you read any of these books? What are you planning to read this winter? Tell me so I can add them to my list.