Set the scene. It’s snowing outside, and you’re wrapped in a blanket on your sofa with the fire warming the room from the fireplace. All you need now is a good book. These books have been voted as the best books to read when its cold outside. So assume the position and grab one of these books.

8 Best Books To Read When Its Cold Outside

1. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis

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C.S. Lewis brings us the story of Narnia … the land beyond the wardrobe. The stories in these books are wonderful, full of adventure and magic.

2. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

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Louisa May Alcott wrote many books, but Little Women retains a special place in the heart of American literature. Her warmly realistic stories, sense of comedy and tragedy, and insights into human nature make the romance, humor and sweet stories of “Little Women” come alive.

3. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

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Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids.

4. Winter Garden – Kristin Hannah

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In this lyrical family saga, we observe family members who interact like children in parallel play. This mother and two sisters appear detached from one another and bound only by their common love for one man–a husband to one of them and the father to the other two–and how his death fractures them all.

5. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

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An almost integral part of the holiday season, A Christmas Carol is essential reading and rereading.

6. The Snow Child – Eowyn Ivey

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In the 1920’s Mabel and Jack settle along the Wolverine River in Alaska. They hope the challenge of homesteading in the wild will wipe away years of grief and give them a fresh start. Instead, they find that work and isolation rule. The hardship of everyday life cuts away at their spirits. Cash is scarce. Hope dimmed. As the cold bites, each tries to survive in their own way.

7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

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This books is a sweeping, disturbing, intense, thrilling, very romantic gothic love story, written in the voice of a very intense, almost claustrophobically self-aware young heroine.

8. The Road – Cormac McCarthy

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A beautifully written post apolocalyptic story told from the perspective of a father and son in search of food, warmth and ultimate survival. What they encounter along the way is shocking and an indication of what people will do to survive.