Now that the weather is turning colder, I find myself reading stories set in the snow. Whether it’s this month’s Teen Book Club title, Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances, or something a little more menacing–like Marcus Sedgwick’s Revolver–I love curling up under a warm blanket and reading about winter storms and cold arctic air. Here are some recommended wintry titles to enjoy with a nice, hot cup of cocoa:
Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle This wonderful book contains three funny and incredibly sweet novellas by a trio of phenomenal writers. Pick up a copy at the teen services desk and join us at this month’s Teen Book Club meeting on Tuesday December 21st at 4pm.
Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick One fateful day, Sig finds his father dead on the ice; later he is held captive by a madman looking for the gold he swears Sig’s father stole from him.
Ice by Sarah Beth Durst A wonderful, modern retelling of “East of the Sun, West of the Moon” with a strong and determined leading lady and the fascinating setting of an arctic research station.
The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean Sym is a 14 year old girl who has a unique companion in the form of Titus Oates (the dead Antarctic explorer). He becomes an invaluable comfort to her when she finds herself stranded in Antarctica with her mentally unstable uncle.
You can find copies of these books (and other snowy fare) on the display shelves located next to the teen services desk.
~ Tricia is the teen services librarian at CPL. Reading these books has rekindled her decade-long obsession with the incredible true story of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance.