Finals week is among us and we’re all rushing to get everything done. Fret not. Winter break is almost here, and like most people, we’ll spend a lot of our time in front of our laptop, browsing through movies and shows on Netflix. However, you might have to reconsider that. How about snuggling with a good book and some hot cocoa? Here are some books that are sure to keep you entertained this winter break.
“The Terror” by Dan Simmons is a fictional story about the 1845 Franklin Expedition to find the Northwest Passage. The men find themselves cold and starving as their ship gets trapped in the ice. Soon, mutiny arises and they find that someone…or something is killing them off one by one. This book is perfect for reading on a snowy night.
“The Long Winter” by Laura Ingalls Wilder is a children’s book, but hey, no reason why you can’t take a stroll down memory lane. As the town is covered in a blizzard, contact from the outside is very limited. Almanzo Wilder and his friends decide to make a risky journey to the prairies to try and find some wheat. Follow them on their adventure!
“The Complete Tales of Edgar Allan Poe” by Edgar Allan Poe is the perfect set of stories to read aloud to your friends and family, or yourself. Classics like “The Raven” or “The Fall of the House of Usher” are sure to raise the hairs on your arms. After reading a couple of stories, you’ll probably want to keep your hallway light on, just in case.
“A Game of Thrones” by George R. R. Martin. Winter is coming….I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the ever popular show on HBO, “Game of Thrones”. Yes, based on the this very book. What better way to spend your winter than by imagining another world where war, romance, and the battle for the throne is happening right at your fingertips.
“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. A classic book and a great read, especially on Christmas Day. In this story, a grumpy old man receives a visit from 3 ghosts to look at his past and his future. With these visits, old Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas.
Hopefully these books will last you through the winter, but if not, there’s always more at the library!