Oh how I chuckled when I saw this week’s weekly geeks topic
Share with us the books which call out to you during the cold, wintry months. Are there genres which appeal to you most? Why do you think you are drawn to these types of books during winter? Do you have some book recommendations for other readers who are looking for some escape from the blustery weather? Give us some of your favorites and tell us why you recommend them.
I know many of you are suffering through harsh winters but in the town I live in down here at the bottom of the world we had our hottest year on record last year and we’ve started the new year off with more record-breaking heat. The average temperature for January has been 31.4°C (93°F) which is 2.3°C hotter than our previous average and the highest temperature recorded this month was 42.8°C (109°F).
So I’ve done some winter reading all right: books featuring snow, cold weather, more snow and general wintery-ness have all made their way to my reading list this summer:
- Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo (set in the midst of an Ohio winter the book starts out with a body half-buried in a snow drift)
- Chill Factor by Sandra Brown (actually the book wasn’t very good but the story was set in a blizzard which appealed)
- Winter of Secrets by Vicky Delany (A Christmas skiing trip goes wrong for a poor murder victim – but who cares with all that lovely snow around)
- Death Whore White by Jim Kelly (another blizzard, this one in England – how delightful)
- Black Ice by Matt Dickinson (most of the action takes place during an Antarctic winter which is probably about as cold as it gets on planet earth)
I guess these books don’t look too appealing for those of you hunkered inside trying to escape the latest snow storm but being hunkered inside to escape the blistering heat this winter reading has been just what I needed.