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Great Mythologies of the World
Professor Robert André LaFleur, Professor Kathryn McClymond, Professor Julius H. Bailey, Professor Grant L. Voth, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
Herman Melville, Andrew Delbanco, Tom Quirk
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Winter Reads!

Let it Snow - Lauren Myracle, John Green, Maureen Johnson The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror - Christopher Moore The Chronicles of Narnia Full-Color Box Set (Books 1 to 7) - C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) - George R.R. Martin Anna Karenina - Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear, Leo Tolstoy

Feel like curling up in a warm blanket with a cup of tea or hot cocoa? It's that time of year again and I am here with a short list of books that are perfect for winter reading!


I have already mentioned and recommended Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle, but it is worth mentioning again. If you like reading YA this is a great winter themed book to pick up!


Another Christmas book, which I have mentioned numerous times, is Christopher Moore's The Stupidest Angel. This book is hilarious and wonderfully wintery. Though, as I have mentioned before, it is not for those who do not like or cannot stand vulgar or morbid humour. 


The third book, or series, that I recommend is C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia! The second book, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, in particular deals greatly with winter and Christmas themes. This is a great series to reread or experience for the first time during the winter months. These books truly are modern fairy tales. The writing is simple, but the imagination and atmosphere in books is inspiring. 


Another series that I recommend for winter is A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin! These books are monsters, but definitely worth the read. Though they are not exclusively winter themed, they do deal greatly with ice, snow, and winter. "Winter is Coming" is a catchphrase from Game of Thrones for a reason.


My final suggestion for winter reading is pretty much any classic Russian novel. These tend to be behemoths of books, but are definitely worth reading and do winter atmosphere superbly. Some suggestion are Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina or War & Peace.


What books would you recommend for winter reading?