19 Chilly Winter Books to Read by a Roaring Fire

Gimli in the Snow

After yesterday’s “bomb cyclone” ravaged the east coast, many of you may be taking a welcomed snow day, settling down beneath the blankets with a mug of something hot and a good book or three. Some prefer to escape in fantasies of deserts and warmth, but we’re doubling down this season with a list of wintry reads featuring frozen tundras, majestic ice castles, and at least one magical wardrobe…

Bundle up and read on, and please let us know if we missed your favorites in the comments!

 

The Snow Queen—Joan D. Vinge

Snow QueenJoan Vinge’s novel takes us to Tiamat, a planet whose suns orbit a black hole, and whose inhabitants have split themselves into two rigid ways of life. The Winters believe in tech, and travel off-world when they can. The Summers believe in social castes and tradition.

Every 150 years, the orbit of the planet causes drastic ...

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Winter Tide Ruthanna Emrys
Nights of Villijamur
Riddle
The Anvil of Ice
Ancillary Justice
Shiver
Winter's Tale
The Winter of the World
The Terror
Cold Earth
IceKavan
At the Mountains of Madness
Cloud's Rider
The Brief History of the Dead

19 Chilly Winter Books to Read by a Roaring Fire

Gimli in the Snow

After yesterday’s “bomb cyclone” ravaged the east coast, many of you may be taking a welcomed snow day, settling down beneath the blankets with a mug of something hot and a good book or three. Some prefer to escape in fantasies of deserts and warmth, but we’re doubling down this season with a list of wintry reads featuring frozen tundras, majestic ice castles, and at least one magical wardrobe…

Bundle up and read on, and please let us know if we missed your favorites in the comments!

 

The Snow Queen—Joan D. Vinge

Snow QueenJoan Vinge’s novel takes us to Tiamat, a planet whose suns orbit a black hole, and whose inhabitants have split themselves into two rigid ways of life. The Winters believe in tech, and travel off-world when they can. The Summers believe in social castes and tradition.

Every 150 years, the orbit of the planet causes drastic ...

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Winter Tide Ruthanna Emrys
Nights of Villijamur
Riddle
The Anvil of Ice
Ancillary Justice
Shiver
Winter's Tale
The Winter of the World
The Terror
Cold Earth
IceKavan
At the Mountains of Madness
Cloud's Rider
The Brief History of the Dead