On cold, gray winter days, there’s nothing better than a warm fireplace, a cup of hot tea, and a good book. That’s just a fact. And when you’re looking for a good fireside book, nothing beats out a snowy tale, a bit of romance or mystery, and maybe even a dash of magic! Here are eleven wintry reads to cuddle up with this December in front of the fireplace.
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Genre: fantasy / children’s lit
What it’s about: In the land of Ferenwood, color is magic and magic is everything. So for Alice, who has almost no color except in the honey of her eyes, life is lonely and difficult, especially since Father disappeared and Mother seems to blame her. Alice blames herself, too. But when Oliver– perhaps Alice’s least favorite person in all of existence– comes to her for help on a quest that could allow her to find Father and have the sort of adventure she’s always longed for, she jumps at the chance. Unfortunately, the magic in Furthermore is even more wild and treacherous than in Ferenwood, and Oliver might not be being entirely honest with her.