Dec 25, 2008

BTT: Merry Christmas!!

Today's Booking Through Thursday is about wintery books. What MizzB wants to know is … what are the most “wintery” books you can think of? The ones that almost embody Winter?

I'm going to answer this a little differently because I'm sure there are others who can name many more wintery books than I can even think of. So instead, I'm simply going to name the wintery books I've read this year and hope that will suffice.

The first one that comes to mind is LAST NIGHT AT THE LOBSTER by Stewart O'Nan, which I read a couple months ago. It takes place on Christmas Eve in Connecticut during a blzzard. It's a great little story (only 160 pages) and the cover of the book is amazing as well. Even though I read it in October, it had me reaching for the blankets to keep warm! lol You can read my review here.

Another wintery book I read this year was THE SUGAR QUEEN by Sarah Addison Allen. This story takes place in a small touristy ski town in North Carolina. The images the author paints in your mind leave no doubt of snow drifts, ice and cold air blowing all around. The characters even make snow angels at one point. I read this book in August and living in Florida, that is a HOT time of year. it was a treat to think of all the snow and ice as I was reading this cute story. You can catch that review here.

Another wintery book I read in August was THE SHACK by William P. Young, This was a very interesting book that I enjoyed very much. In fact, I just got a phone call from my aunt in Ohio yesterday and she thanked me for telling her about this book. She went and bought several copies and gave them to her daughter and a few close friends and they are all enjoying reading it as well. You can read my review here.

Well, I think that about does it for the wintery books I've read this year. Now I must go and finish the rest of my holiday cooking so I'll be ready to go when my dad arrives to pick me up. I want to wish all of my friends in the book blogging world a wonderful, merry Christmas and may you all have lots of love and joy surrounding your family today!



  1. Good list!! Enjoy your dinner. I cooked last night, but today is someone else's turn, so I get to relax!

    Merry Christmas

  2. Nice list. The "Lobster" book has gotten some very good reviews. I may have to give it a look, even though Connecticut in a blizzard sounds pretty bleak! Have a great Christmas Day.

  3. I haven't seen these either. My list is up. Merry Christmas!!

    Wintery Books

  4. It's gonna be Dostoevsky all the way: White Nights, The Heavenly Christmas Tree.

    Merry Christmas. :)

  5. Oh, I forgot about Last Night at the Lobster! Good call. I just read it last month too.

    Happy Holidays.

  6. The Sugar Queen is in my TBR list. Loved her first book. Thanks for the titles!!

    Merry Christmas


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