5 Books You Really, Really Need to Read This Winter

Technically, winter doesn’t start for 17 more days.

Still, it’s December, and that counts for something, right? It may not be winter according to the calendar, but it is the perfect time to start reading some wintery books. 😉


I’m in love with seasonal recommendations. This post is part of a series that also includes recommendations for both summer and fall! As I’m sure you could tell, today I will be suggesting 5 books that everyone should be reading or else this winter. 🙂


1. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women is a classic for a reason. I’d happily read it every day.


I always think of winter when I think of Little Women, because the first chapter starts on Christmas Day. The book follows the four sisters through many seasons, as they grow up, but I feel as if the heart of the book is in winter.

While reading this book, I’ve laughed and I’ve cried. Each and every time I read it, it makes me so happy, and I just want it to keep on going. I guarantee Little Women will leave you with the coziest of cozy feelings.


2. Absolutely Truly, by Heather Vogel Frederick

I mean, look at the cover.


If this doesn’t scream winter, what does? I have read Absolutely Truly countless times, and I enjoy it just as much each time. I’m looking forward to diving into it again this winter.

Even if you’re not into MG contemporaries anymore (I like YA better), you will still enjoy this sweet story. You won’t regret joining Truly Lovejoy on her adventures, or reading this heartwarming and wintery book.


3. Starfish, by Akemi Dawn Bowman

I don’t have much of a valid reason for including Starfish in this list. Besides the fact that it is one of the best books I have read in a long time, of course.

even my dog loves it!

Reading Starfish helped me feel much more grateful for my family and the life that I have. Once I read about Kiko and lived in her life, I felt lucky for what I have. Especially now, in the Christmas season, it’s good to feel grateful for what you do have.

I’d just highly recommend this book to anyone, at anytime, but I wanted to include it in the list since I think everyone should add it to their TBR!


4. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See is the perfect book to read on a snowy afternoon. Or multiple snowy afternoons. It’s pushing 600 pages long, and while the size may scare you off, I love reading long books in the winter.

There’s something about the short, dark days and cozy Christmas decorations that makes me want to curl up with a very long book. Hopefully I’m not the only one who feels that way. 

Not only is the length of All the Light We Cannot See winter-friendly, the plot is intriguing and the book is very well-written. It’s worth checking out!


5. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Han (+ the rest of the series)

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, along with its two counterparts, P.S. I Still Love You and Always and Forever, Lara Jean, are absolutely perfect books for winter.


Truth be told, I’d recommend them anytime of the year. But there’s something about reading them in winter that’s especially wonderful.

Lara Jean is a classic girl living in a contemporary world. She’d rather be baking cookies than going to a party any day of the year. I loved reading about her baking adventures, her bond with her sisters, and the sweet romances she got caught in.

This book will definitely give you all the feels, and is best read under a blanket with a cup of hot cocoa and a candy cane. 😉


I hope you all enjoyed this post! Even though I don’t only read “winter” books in winter, I still love season recommendations, and I will definitely be taking the ones I shared today.

Have you read any of these? If so, what did you think of them? Do you like to read books that give you the feels in winter? Let’s chat in the comments!


Photo by Les Anderson on Unsplash >> Credits for the wonderful photo I used in my featured image!

33 thoughts on “5 Books You Really, Really Need to Read This Winter

  1. I can’t believe I STILL haven’t read All the Light We Cannot See. I’m a reader and even my non-regularly-reading friends have read it. Thanks for the reminder – I need to pick this up asap.

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  2. omg I LOVE the Lara Jean books!! Well, book, since I’ve only read the first.😂But I fully plan to read the rest ASAP…although it’s not winter for me, but pfft, I never am organised enough to read seasonally anyway.😂

    I also adored Starfish so so much. 😭😭💖💖

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    • The Lara Jean books are just the best! And they only get better…so you have a lot to look forward to.🙂(I’m not exactly a seasonal reader either, even though I make all these plans to be every season haha.)



  3. Several winters later, I’m reading this and the only one I really agree with you on is Little Women, but I haven’t read the others, and since that was last year I don’t plan on reading them. 🙂 I’m not usually so up-to-date.

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