The Best Books to Read when Winter Comes (part 2)

4. Snow Falling on Cedars, written by David Guterson

Snow Falling on Cedars is set in the Pacific Northwest in the 1950s. The novel tells the story of a man who is wrongfully accused of a crime. It examines the racial tension between Japanese Americans and their white neighbors after the second World War II. Its lush description makes the story have a vivid sense of place.

5. We Met in December, written by Rosie Curtis

We Met in December follows Jess who has moved to London after years of dreaming of city life. Jess and her new roommates come together over a Xmas dinner in their new Notting Hill house-share. She’s drawn to the man who shares her floor, Alex. Their relationship gets closer as the winter holiday progresses, even though the most inconvenient love triangle appears in their way.

6. The Last Train to London, written by Meg Waite Clayton

The Last Train to London is a novel that is both timely, historical, lyrical, and filled with feeling. The Nazis were on the rise in Europe in 1936. Truus Wijsmuller, who is a member of the Dutch resistance, has already started smuggling Jewish kids out of Nazi Germany. She finds help along the way since her mission becomes more dangerous. If you enjoy All the Light We Cannot See, you will surely fall in love with this novel.

7. The Snow Child, written by Eowyn Ivey

Welcome to Alaska of 1920 when Jack and Mabel have arrived as homesteaders on the unforgiving land, where the line between fantasy and reality bends. Together they build a child out of snow, and the next day they wake up to find that she has come to life. If you are a fan of literary magical realism, grab this book and prepare a blanket to protect you from the cold.