I was thinking about the books I may want to read in December. I only have one E-ARC to read, which leaves the rest of the month to just read whatever I want! GREAT! However, I do find I do better with a bit of guidance, so I decided to set myself a little project.
I noticed I had several books that had the word ‘winter’ in the title and I thought it would be a fun thing to try and read those over December and January (and possibly into February) and so The Winter Project was born.
So, let’s have a look at the the books on my shelves and on my Kindle that qualify for my Winter Project:
BOOKS WITH WINTER IN THE TITLE:
1. Winterdance (Gary Paulsen) paperback
Paulsen and his team of dogs endured snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, and hallucinations in the relentless push to go on.
Non-Fiction about some ridiculous long-distance dog sled race. I read this years ago when I went on a week-long dog-sledding holiday in Finland. I remember it as being amazing and I have been wanting to re-read for years. Time?
2. Wintersong (S Jae-Jones) paperback
All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King.
A bit of YA fantasy in the mix never hurt anyone 🙂
3. A Winter Flame (Milly Johnson) paperback
‘Tis the season to be jolly… But can Eve find happiness through the frost…?
I love a bit of romance set around Christmas time, so bring it on!
4, Midwinter (Fiona Melrose) paperback
Father and Son, Landyn and Vale Midwinter, are men of the land. Suffolk farmers. Times are hard and they struggle to sustain their property, their livelihood and their heritage in the face of competition from big business.
5. Winter’s Heart (Robert Jordan) paperback
Rand is on the run with Min, and in Cairhein, Cadsuane is trying to figure out where he is headed. Rand’s destination is, in fact, one she has never considered.
Yep, the ninth book in my epic Wheel of Tie re-read and perfect timing. I plan to read this towards the end of January
6. Winter: an Anthology for the Changing Seasons (editor: Melissa Harrison) paperback
Winter is a withdrawal: quiet and dark and cold. But in the dim light frost shimmers, stars twinkle and hearths blaze as we come together to keep out the chill. In spite of the season, life persists: visiting birds fill our skies, familiar creatures find clever ways to survive, and the world reveals winter riches to those willing to venture outdoors.
OTHER BOOKS WITH WINTERY WORDS THAT I COULD READ:
7. Christmas at Cowenna Cove (Darcie Boleyn) e-book
A heartwarming, romantic and Christmassy novel set in the gorgeous Cornish village of Conwenna Cove.
A bit of cozy romance – excellent 🙂
8. Frost Dancers (Garry Kilworth) paperback
In the Highlands, Skelter the hare led a wonderful life – browsing among the heathers, taking in the scenery and chatting up females. Until one day he and several of his fellows are trapped in a net and transported south, for hare coursing.
I have read this one before, but would like to re-read and fits my Winter Project with its wintery title.
9. The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivey) paperback
Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season’s first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone–but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.
10. Snow Like Ashes (Sara Raasch) paperback
Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been searching for the chance to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.
The point is not necessarily to try and read all of these (though that would be great!), but to pick a book from this lot when I choose a new book to read. There are plenty of genres here to choose from whatever reading mood I am in and I am looking forward to reading pretty much each and every one of these.
Let me know if you want to do your very own Winter Project!