It’s that time of year again! Time to reminisce over seasons using books!
Winter is one of my favorite times of the year mostly because I have such warm and fuzzy reading and writing memories. Putting on cozy socks, making some warm tea, and lighting a scented candle while delving into a new adventure sounds so simple but it’s so delightful. This was a fun list to look back over, conjuring up memories of the world blanketed in snow and the distant sound of sleigh bells. Let’s get to it!
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
This will forever be a winter book for me. Even the movie for some odd reason always reminds me of Christmas. Maybe it’s the Christmas scene? I don’t know. Either way, I really love this book and it contains many, many happy memories.
2. The Silmarilion by J. R. R. Tolkien
I finally plucked up the courage to read this dense, confusing, archaic text last year only to discover that I absolutely LOVED it and wish that I had ignored the intimidation factor. Either way, I’m so glad to have read it around wintertime. It’ll always hold a special place in my heart.
3. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton
I think this is my favorite Chesterton book. It’ll always bounce back and forth from this to Ballad of the White Horse but this book was so darn funny! The premise, the unlikely duo, the mind-boggling conclusion, I was living for it. Chesterton knows how to make me laugh while delivering a powerful (and often weird and fantastical) punch and I love that about him.
4. The Rogue Knight by Brandon Mull
I read this during a reading slump and it helped me back on my feet. I really love the world Mull created for this series. Somehow, these books make me feel like a kid again.
5. The Book of Three by Llyod Alexander
You’ll hear more about how I feel about this book in my next post, but, again, this is another one I’m really glad I read during the winter. It fit it somehow. There was a poignancy that was articulated really well in the ending. Plus, I genuinely found Eilonwy hilarious and I loved her.
These are just a few of my favorite wintertime books! What are some of yours?