BTT: Brrr...Winter Reads

I thought I'd pry myself away from the Wii and actually post on the old blog. I hope you're all enjoying the holidays.

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?

I recently read Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton where winter is a major factor in the lives of the characters. Winter is almost a character in the story. There is a claustrophobic feel to the novel because it happens in the winter months.

Although much of the story doesn't happen in the winter, I always think of Wuthering Heights as a wintery book. In the first pages, the narrator is trapped by a winter storm and is forced to be an unwelcome guest at Wuthering Heights. He spends an uncomfortable night which includes an encounter with a ghost.

That's all I can think of at the moment. I have logy turkey brain.


  1. I forgot all about Wuthering Heights. I agree with you. It starts with that wintery feel.

    My BTT post is up!

  2. I haven't read Ethan Frome yet, but I certainly agree with you on Wuthering Heights.

  3. I forgot about Wurhering Heights.

  4. My first thought was Ethan Frome too. I'd also have to say anything by Dickens.

  5. The most wintery book that came to my mind was The Long Winter by Laura Ingells Wilder.

  6. I chose The Left Hand Of Darkness, which takes place on the planet Winter.


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