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Five Books For Winter Reading!

Five Books For Winter Reading!

Top Five Wednesday is a Goodreads group that each Wednesday shares lists in response to a different topic. The topic this week is “summer reads.” As we are coming into winter here in the Southern Hemisphere, I will be sharing my top 5 winter reads!

Books that scream ‘winter’ to me have some common features:

  • Are set in Scandinavia, Alaska, or any remote island
  • Isolation is a major theme
  • Have only a few mysterious characters and a narrative limited to only a few locations
  • Have a dark, moody and claustrophobic atmosphere
  • Are heavily character-focused, with a plot that may be slow paced but with tension and anticipation
  • Rain, darkness, wind, snow

You will find those key words frequently in my five book recommendations!

So it’s time to get cozy, grab your blanket, a mug of hot chocolate and settle in with a good book!

Top Five Graphic Novels (that I have or have not read)!

Top Five Graphic Novels (that I have or have not read)!

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My Five Favourite Bookish Accessories!

My Five Favourite Bookish Accessories!

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Five Underrated Books That More People Should Read!

Five Underrated Books That More People Should Read!

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#T5W: 2017 Debuts I Am Excited For!

#T5W: 2017 Debuts I Am Excited For!

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#T5W: My Bookish Goals for 2017!

#T5W: My Bookish Goals for 2017!

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