1. Stuttgart City Library Location: Stuttgart, Germany. 2. Mafra Palace
Winter weather sure can be nasty,many of us will find ourselves stuck at home at least once this winter. But here’s a secret: I love being snowed in. After all, a blizzard is the perfect excuse to stretch out, drink hot chocolate, and read all day. It’s like the universe is begging you to spend your day reading. What could be better?
I know, the prospect of being trapped inside all day can be down-right aggravating for some people. But with these books, being snowed in will seem like a reward, not an inconvenience. These are books that will wrap you up, take you on adventures, and take hold of you until you’ve read every last word. You’ll completely bury yourself in these stories, and when you do look up, you’ll be shocked at how much time has passed. Heck, you’ll be wishing for more snow!
There’s no greater joy than being swept away by a good book. So when the weather outside couldn’t be worse, don’t sweat it. Curl up in one of your coziest blankets and kick back with one of these amazing reads. You’ll be entertained until the sun comes out again.
1.’The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms‘ by N.K. JemisinBuy it from Amazon
Exciting AF, this epic fantasy by N.K. Jemisin takes place in a world where the nobility has the gods on leashes. When Yeine is summoned from the “barbaric” North to the capital city of Sky to unexpectedly be made an heir to the throne, she finds herself in the middle of a dangerous power struggle. There’s two more gigantic books in this trilogy, so you’ll have plenty of pages to get you through a snowstorm.
2.’Ways to Disappear‘ by Idra NoveyBuy it from Amazon
When a celebrated writer vanishes, her American translator drops everything to fly to Brazil and solve the mystery of her disappearance.
3.’Station Eleven‘ by Emily St. John MandelBuy it from Amazon
Beautifully written, thought-provoking, and imaginative, this book will keep you hooked until the very last page. Emily St. Mandel’s novel follows a traveling orchestra and Shakespeare company as they work to create art in a post-apocalyptic society.
4.’The Raven Boys‘ by Maggie StiefvaterBuy it from Amazon
Psychics, true love, young love, rich teenagers, secrets, prophecies, dreams, and a magical scavenger hunt all make Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle series the perfect snow day read. So cuddle up with some tea and fall in love with Blue and the Raven Boys.
5.’The Time in Between‘ by María DueñasBuy it from Amazon
A phenomenon in Spain, this historical fiction novel will get your heart racing. When she’s abandoned by her lover in Morocco, Sira Quiroga forges a new identity and soon becomes the premiere couture designer for the wives of Nazi officers. Things become dangerous when she begins to pass information to the British Secret Service through a code stitched into the hems of her dresses. Seriously, aren’t you itching to dive in?