Here we are 10 months deep into a pandemic with winter and cold weather thoroughly upon us. Some of us are still working from home… many of our kids are continuing to adapt to distance learning or socially distanced in-person learning or a combination of both… and I have a feeling more than a few of us may be on Travelocity feverishly planning our after winter getaways. But in the meantime, let’s savor a few cozy days for ourselves, because really, few things give us more comfort than a warm fire, something in a wine glass, and a good book!
So with that in mind, here is a list of my top ten trending books for you to cozy up with this winter. Grab your favorite blanket and happy reading!
Winter Book List 2021
In bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand’s first Christmas novel, Winter Street, a family gathers on Nantucket for a holiday filled with surprises.
Winter Stroll, Winter Storms & Winter Solstice
One By One
Getting snowed in at a luxurious, rustic ski chalet high in the French Alps doesn’t sound like the worst problem in the world. Especially when there’s a breathtaking vista, a full-service chef and housekeeper, a cozy fire to keep you warm, and others to keep you company. Unless that company happens to be eight coworkers…each with something to gain, something to lose, and something to hide. One by One definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Bridgerton: The Duke & I
Yes, I mean the book not the television show… Bridgerton: The Duke & I. From New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn, comes the first novel in the beloved Regency-set world of her charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix.
In The Midst of Winter
In The Midst of Winter is a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala, in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.
We Met in December
Two people. One house. A year that changes everything. Following a year in the life of a twenty-something British woman who falls hard for her London flatmate, this clever, fun, and unforgettable romantic comedy is the perfect feel-good read. You won’t want to put down We Met in December.
Mesmerizing from the first page to the last, Kristin Hannah’s Winter Garden is one woman’s sweeping, heartbreaking story of love, loss, and redemption. At once an epic love story set in World War II Russia and an intimate portrait of contemporary mothers and daughters poised at the crossroads of their lives, it explores the heartbreak of war, the cost of survival, and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. It is a novel that will haunt the reader long after the last page is turned.
Once Upon a River
When a young, mute girl is pulled near-frozen from the river, multiple families lay claim to her, each with their own reasons to suspect she is their missing relative in Once Upon a River.
The Shadow Box
In The Shadow Box, after artist Claire Beaudry Chase is attacked and left for dead in her home on the Connecticut coast, she doesn’t know who she can trust. But her well-connected husband, Griffin—who is running for governor—is her prime suspect.
The Girl in the Snow
Carolina Caccia, a divorced mother of two, confronts her worst fears when her son goes missing during a family ski trip. As she discovers her son has been taken, she must revisit her dark past to rescue her child in The Girl in the Snow.
There you have it, my ten (or so…) favorite winter books to cozy up with that will keep you turning the pages all winter long. But now I’m curious, what have you been reading? Be sure to leave some ideas in the comments!