Time for the final (!!) category in the RWC 2017 Reading Challenge.

Category #24: A book that takes place in winter

Tis the season to celebrate whatever you might celebrate. Also, as of today we start regaining a bit of daylight. All hail winter and the books that take place during the dark, snowy part of the year!

Below are a few books on my shelf for this category:

  The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivey)

It’s 1920 in Alaska. Life is grim for Jack and Mabel. They have no children, their farm is not doing well, and their marriage is crumbling. But then they build a snowman that precedes the arrival of a feral young girl from the woods. The story is full of darkness as well as hope. I was left with questions and a lot to think about when it ended.

   The Snowman (Jo Nesbo)

Another book that revolves around building a snowman. Except where The Snow Child‘s snowman foretells happiness, the snowmen in this book precede grisly murders. This book is the 7th of the Harry Hole detective books, though I didn’t feel I’d missed anything by not reading the others. It was also recently made into a movie (that had horrible reviews and I haven’t seen yet).

  City of Thieves (David Benioff)

Isn’t it always winter in Russia? Kidding… But in this book, Nazis have seized control of Leningrad. Lev and Kolya are in jail together for separate offenses when they are given a near-impossible task to accomplish instead of facing immediate execution. There are moments of humor, terror, and adventure in this WWII saga.

  Let It Snow!: Three Holiday Romances (John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle)

Let’s end on a lighter note! Let It Snow! is a YA book in three parts, each written by a different popular author. The stories come together in the end. It’s a lot of fun and a great holiday read.

What will you read to complete this category? Leave a comment below with your thoughts about these or any I may have missed.

If you have suggestions for books that fit in future categories, let me know. I’ll include your name (and a link, if you like) when I share those suggestions.