Thursday, December 25, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

What I want to know today is … what are the most “wintery” books you can think of? The ones that almost embody Winter?


This year I read few books that were quite "wintery." First, The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney. It takes place in the Canadian wilderness, full of snow and ice. I was reading it during several cold spells here in Texas and the book made it seem even chillier than it actually was. The second "wintery" book I read recently was A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It is appropriate to the winter season for all the obvious reasons: christmas, ghosts, and snowy streets. Finally, earlier this year I read Cold Skin by Albert Sanchez Pinol, a very strange tale that takes place in an Antarctic island.

7 comments:

Beth F said...

Cold Skin sounds intriguing.

mattviews said...

Cold Skin sounds interesting. It's gonna be Dostoevsky all the way: White Nights, The Heavenly Christmas Tree.

Merry Christmas. :)

Terri said...

One of my picks was Tenderness of Wolves also. And the Jack London story "To Build a Fire" - I checked myself for frostbite after reading that one!
Happy Holidays.

Smilingsal said...

Good answers. Merry Christmas. Here's my post.
http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/2008/12/merry-christmas-everybody.html

Staci said...

Just looked up Tenderness of Wolves on Goodreads and it sounds like a really fascinating book. Thanks for the list!

Merry Christmas.

gautami tripathy said...

I am currently reading The Tenderness of Wolves and can you believe it, I forgot to mention it.


My BTT post is up!

Wanda said...

Three books to read near a warm fire for sure.