Friday, January 24, 2020

Friday Five - Books About Snow

I'm taking a bit of a break from my usual Friday Linkups to try something a little different.  Michelle over at Because Reading is Better Than Real Life   used to do a Five on Fridays that I always enjoyed and I've seen a few other variations on the theme.  As well I'm in a list making kind of mood so I thought I'd give start making random five lists.  Sometimes they'll be bookish other weeks not so much.  This week I'm thinking about something I don't see all that often - snow.  I live in Alabama and have been spending most of my time in Louisiana lately.  Neither state is really known for snow and this year has been no exception much to the distress of my now 10 year old who desperately wants to have snow.  So this year I'm thinking of books that will help me experience snow without having to deal with the reality of it.

1.  The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey - Most of this book takes place with the main characters completely surrounded by snow and one of the characters can't survive without the snow so I'm not sure any book could be more about snow!

2.  Three Blind Mice by Agatha Christie - I adore this novella and being completely snowed in plays a huge part in the story.

3.  The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley - I haven't actually read this one but the premise sounds a bit like a cross between a Ruth Ware book and the Agatha Christie book mentioned above so how can I resist it?

4.  A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow - I read a number of books by Stabenow and enjoyed them but I'm not sure I ever read this first book and it's a series I'd like to read more of.

5.  Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford - I read the first book a year or two ago and really enjoyed it so I'm really looking forward to reading the next book and seeing what the next adventure these characters get into the next time Greenglass House is snowed in.

What books do you like or want to read that are about snow?


  1. I have a lot of horror and apocalypse books connected to snow and also a few thrillers! I'll be looking forward to reading them!

  2. Snow - what is that? Ha! We don't get much of it in our area either and I'm glad of that. No one knows how to drive in snow around here, myself included. I read The Hunting Party and it was good. Love Dana Stabenow's Alaska series and, of course, anything by Agatha Christie.

  3. I love it when thrillers or mysteries are set in a snowy environment. It just adds something. :)

  4. Snow isn't something we see often in the Phoenix area either. Like Greg, though, I do love a nice wintery setting, especially in mysteries/thrillers. It definitely adds to the spooky atmosphere!

  5. I love the cover of The Snow Child and the premise of the story. I wonder if I have it shelved on Goodreads? I'll have to check. 👍✨